Sony might launch its first-ever bezel-less smartphone at the IFA Berlin 2017 scheduled to be held in the first week of September. The reports from China reveals that Sony will be using a Japan Display Inc (JDI) made 6-inch ‘Full Active LCD’ for its bezel-less handset.
According to a post shared on Chinese social media platform Weibo, the upcoming bezel-less smartphone from Sony might have a 6-inch display and an aspect ratio of 18:9, which is presently being featured by Galaxy S8 and LG G6 smartphones.
The post takes reference from the JDI’s earlier announcement in June that they have started the mass production of their new ‘Full Active LCD’ display technology to feature a bezel-less design. The reason for this mass production may be that the company may be preparing for a new bezel-less device since it is the most active player in the smartphone industry of the three companies which formed JDI.
For those who are unaware, JDI (Japan Display Inc) is a conglomerate of the display division of Japanese tech leaders Toshiba, Hitachi and Sony. If the Weibo post turns out to be true, Sony would be the first tech giant, among the three to use the technology in its next-generation smartphone.
Sony is known for using the same boxy design for its smartphones that hasn’t changed much over the years. The company had announced the Xperia XZ Premium at MWC 2017 with a nearly bezel-less design with bezels at the top and bottom.
If the above information is to be believed, Sony might experiment with a new design language in a long time for its flagship devices. However, the company has not made any revelation on featuring a bezel-less display for its upcoming smartphone. The press conference of the company will be held on August 31, the day before IFA 2017 starts.