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I would rather compromise with a bezel instead of a notch until we have the technology to hide it under the glass.. the notch looks terrible even if your mind learns to block it out after time using the phone.
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Maybe just like under-glass fingerprint sensor, we can have under glass selfie camera and other sensors which will not be certainly visible at the normal angle. For that kind of screen, glass can be made of polarized. Fingers crossed.
Totally agree with the issues of producing a bezelless phone. The major issue seems to be the font facing camera. Might sound stupid but why cant the "front facing camera" be on the back!! Hang on here me out, the only reason you need to use the front camera for a selfie is for a preview to make sure you are in the picture. why not put a small, low res, cheap preview screen on the back and use the existing higher res camera on the back for selfies? OK you have to turn the phone round, so what.
Most new devices out there have some sort of notch. Even more than one: on the corners. They are called rounded corners, but it's still the same: reducing real content of the screen, claiming it takes more space this way.
Some phones even distort the content, like Galaxy devices on the sides.
I think the best phone would be one that takes max space without compromises of reducing or distorting screen.
It doesn't have to be 100% screen-to-device ratio. The bezels on top and bottom can be for speakers, camera, and the rest, without taking much space at all, and without a notch.
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Pretty sure they have the technology, they are just taking it slow to make some money.
Although a counter argument could be that if they have the tech why won't they just release it to get ahead of the market and try to be the pioneers of this new tech?......this is a good argument but who knows, they probably have it all planned out.
Couldnt there be some type of technology where the camera would sit behind the screen kinda like the fingerprint scanner, and when the user used the front facing camera the pixels would go translucent or something around those lines?
The iPhone X has a curved display on the bottom inside where the display drivers are house, that is how they got rid of the bottom bezel that the essential phone has. Pretty innovative design, I think other manufactures can do the same thing and make a bezel less phone pretty easily. Just put the speaker at the very top and then put the front camera on the top corner or just make the phone dual screened so you can use the back camera as the selfie camera.
Why not use a secondary screen on the back of the phone to use the primary camera as the selfie Camera.
It will provide more room for additional features and the second screen can be used for many other purposes
some phones have already used it but I want to see it with full Bassel free screen.
bezelless display+notch=useless tech
all the mobile companies are like herd of sheeps. fingerprint sensor was required.. dual rear camera, could be avoided.. but now this bezelless trend is insane.. smartphone industry is misleading users, as the market has already been saturated.
Cant agree more. Notch is BAD. Notch blocks things. It is a compromise. The ideal situation should be ZERO notch and ZERO sensors. And I will keep holding my point that bezeless IS PRONE TO ERROR. No matter what. You dont notice does not mean it is not there.
I like bezels, as long as they aren’t large. They serve a purpose when it comes to holding a phone without triggering a reaction on the display. And for us case users, if there are no bezels, a case will need to cover a little bit of the display to stay on the device. I also don’t mind the notch on my iPhone X, in fact, I kind of like it too. I think this notch and bezel war is kind of silly.
I think it's a waste of time, really. I have a Pixel 1, and I think it's about perfect, as far as bezels go. On the sides I think there SHOULD be a little bit of bezel. Not much, but enough that when you're holding your phone you don't have to worry about the overhang of your fingers accidentally messing with you. Top and bottom, as long as it's not monstrously big, I think it's just fine. There's a lot more important things to be refining at this point than to waste time on bezels. Silly. WRT to notching, I'm totally against that. I often don't have enough room on that notification row as it is, let alone if you destroy half of the row for absolutely no good reason!
I think by 2020 they might be able to use transparent OLED displays so that a part of the display can turn off to reveal the sensors that are behind the glass such as the camera when they need to be used. That would be awesome.
weird idea to get rid of proximity sensor and earpiece from phone, why not just move them to the back so that when people make phone calls they have to put the other side of their phone to their ears? then have the camera that pops up and an inscreen fingerprint sensor and you can go 100% bezelless
the notch looks like cancer and hides videos or adds black bars, no bezels like infinity display from the galaxy is shit because it looks like aids + palm rejection barely works (this also affects top and bottom) and it removes important things like the home button. And dont even get me started on the stupid ass invented aspect ratios instead of keeping 16:9
ideally we would have an android phone with samsung's top bezel, bottom bezel with system buttons + home button and finger print reader either there or under the glass and the side bezels of the iphone (curved glass but not display) and for the iphone continue the notch to the side so the phone has a normal top bezel and touch id under the glass together with face id
hate the notch craze. When you watch a movie, the top is chopped off by the notch, so you have to add in a movie border, that is just crap. Plus, once every phone has a notch, every phone looks the same from the front. You cannot tell if it is an Apple or a cheap android. Phones are starting to become like white goods, about as exciting as fridge freezers.
As smartphones continue to become just another commodity item and the changes year to year become smaller and smaller. What we really need is improvements in battery technology. In the last few weeks, I've seen on two occasions friends with the latest flagship phones from both Apple and Samsung...temporarily borrow another friend's Moto E4 Plus 5000mAh he paid $99 for at Target! All because both these VERY expensive Apple and Samsung phones ran out of power. What good is having a $1000 phone..if it's dead....it's worthless. So when I see videos talking about the "state of bezels" or the design of the "notch" I want to scream. The difference between entry/ mid-range and flagship phones are getting less and less...so I guess this is what it has come down to. Circuit City would still be in business today if somehow they could have continued to sell 50" "Flat Screen" TV's for $3000-4000...but the technology matured, prices dropped..and it was time to move on. Smartphones are following the same path no matter if we admit it or not...and it will soon be time to move on as well.