Apple is known for its seamless and aesthetically pleasing design. As smartphone design evolves, however, its chunky bottom bezel—where the home button lives—is starting to look mighty antiquated. Judging by a patent published yesterday, however, Apple might be fixing to leave the bezel behind.
Today, Samsung is showing off its newest line of SUHD TVs. If you can believe it, they’re outrageously beautiful. They’ve got some performance improvements and new blah blah connectivity features, but what’s most striking is the way that Samsung’s creeping towards that platonic ideal of a bezel-less design: A…
Never heard of a Sharp smartphone? It's not surprising since the company, known best for its televisions, has never brought a handset to the U.S. But today Sharp announced two new virtually bezel-less smartphones under the "Aquos Crystal" banner and one will be making its way across the Pacific.
Sure, you think about how big a phone's screen is all the time, but how much of a phone's screen is actually screen? This handy visualization from Post PC shows exactly how your handset stacks up against the rest of the world in screen-to-bezel ratio. The results might surprise you.
Let's face it—any bezel is a bezel too many, but Apple might be using that space for a "smart bezel," judging by these recent patent applications. It'd almost be like a second screen, able to give users visual feedback and cues dependant on what app they're using at the time.
Now that the world's thinnest TV bezel race has well and truly been, err, run, LG's focusing its attentions on laptop bezels, with the 12.5-inch Xnote P210 screen fitting in the 11.6-inch space of a MacBook Air.