Sony is exploring bezel-less designs for future Xperia smartphones

technicalstudio | June 11, 2018 | 0 | Mobiles

Sony has said that it’s looking into possible bezel-less designs for future smartphones, but it’s made no guarantee that they’ll arrive anytime soon.

The information comes from a Sony-published interview on its own website, where Sony Mobile’s Head of Product Planning, Ichino, explains why the firm is yet to adopt the almost all-screen design of many of its rivals.

Roughly translated, Ichino says “We recognize the trend of narrowing the bezel area and making the display larger screen.

“However, since we place great importance on experience value and ease of holding, we are working on raising the occupancy rate of the front of the main body while keeping them.”

Ichino notes that on Sony’s more recent handsets – such as the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact – the bezels above and below the display have been reduced versus their predecessors, but they still do not have the same striking design as the notch-laden competition – handsets such as the iPhone X, OnePlus 6, Huawei P20 Pro and LG G7 ThinQ.

Function vs features

Ichino goes on to explain why Sony hasn’t rushed to reduce the bezels even further, and adopt the now-popular display notch at the top of the screen.

This article was sourced fromTechRadar

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