Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 Give us a Glimpse at the ‘Bezel-less’ iPhone 8

Revered smartphone leakster Evan Blass yesterday leaked out what appears to be a genuine press shot depicting Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship.

Not only does the image give us a better look at the device’s extra button, said to summon Samsung’s new Bixby digital assistant, it’s a preview of sorts of the kind of form factor we’re expecting from Apple’s iPhone 8 when it launches in September.

The top and bottom bezels are barely a few millimetre thick, while the curved OLED screen ensures that the bezels on the side are not visible at all.

The LG G6 also features a similar design language, with its front being dominated by its 5.7-inch Quad HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display. While the G6 does not feature a curved display, its side bezels are very minimal.

Now, neither the Galaxy S8 or LG G6 quality for a phone that come with a true ‘bezel-less’ design. However, these phones do give us an idea of how the iPhone 8 will look like. Contrary to what rumours and leaks claims, the iPhone 8 will have some bezels surrounding its display — much like the Galaxy S8 and LG G6. This is because a certain amount of bezel is necessary to hold the phone properly, irrespective of how good software palm rejection is.

A brand new OLED-based iPhone 8 model should join mostly iterative LCD-based iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus updates. iPhone 8 is widely expected to have its sensors, the front-facing Face Time camera and Touch ID embedded into the display, resulting in a drastically reduced top and bottom chin.

As a result, iPhone 8 could squeeze a Plus-class display into a body similar in size to the current 4.7-inch iPhone models while freeing up space currently occupied by the bottom chin for what KGI called a function area.


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