1. milominderbinde's Avatar


    This unofficial rendering circulated last week. Samsung has been sampling a number of "Edge-to-Edge" Displays also known as "No Bezel" displays. The concept is that the display covers almost the entire front.

    If you scale the mockup to the size of a 4.5" Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, you get a 5.25" display.

    A 4.3" AT&T Galaxy S II could have a 5.01" Edge-to-Edge display.
    12-25-2011 11:23 PM
  2. humpagardengnome's Avatar


    This rendering circulated last week. Samsung has been sampling a number of "Edge-to-Edge" Displays also known as "No Bezel" displays. The concept is that the display covers almost the entire front.

    If you scale the mockup to the size of a 4.5" Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, you get a 5.25" display.

    A 4.3" AT&T Galaxy S II could have a 5.01" Edge-to-Edge display.
    We've seen a slew of edge to edge screen mockups for ages. I've never seen one find daylightx though. No OEM is using a design like that, still. Is backlighting tech. even capable of being used on a screen w/out bezels? I'd love to see something like this get past the R&D phase but it's been a no show outside of cadbscreen mockups and thevlike. I'm skeptical of the realistic implimentation until I see it. I really hope we do in the near future now that ICS makes it plausible on the software end. Hardware, though???
    12-26-2011 07:25 AM
  3. milominderbinde's Avatar
    ...Is backlighting tech. even capable of being used on a screen w/out bezels? ...
    Samsung has been sampling SAMOLED edge-to-edge display, not LCD.

    SAMOLED does not use backlights so it needs no bezel except a thin edge to protect the display. By removing the backlight layer, phones can be thinner and lighter. Black requires full power on an LCD display but almost no power on a SAMOLED display so it also saves battery.
    12-26-2011 10:33 AM
  4. Premium1's Avatar
    if they do go with no bezel good luck trying to get a case for it or holding it and not inadvertently hitting something on the screen. Plus various sites said it was not the case but a reader mock up although I wish they would make a larger screen in the same size as 4.3 phones.
    12-26-2011 08:20 PM
  5. MrSlippery519's Avatar
    if they do go with no bezel good luck trying to get a case for it or holding it and not inadvertently hitting something on the screen. Plus various sites said it was not the case but a reader mock up although I wish they would make a larger screen in the same size as 4.3 phones.
    There would still be a lip on the edge so a case should be no problem, just not as big as what we see currently. I think current phones are pushing it in terms of size we need to start seeing new tech that allows a bigger screen in the same size case along with improved battery life.

    If the SAMOLED is everything they claim it to be that will be a serious step in the right direction.
    12-29-2011 02:05 PM
  6. VickMackey#AC's Avatar
    This is awesome, especially if the overall phone dimensions remain the same.
    12-29-2011 02:22 PM
  7. milominderbinde's Avatar
    This is awesome, especially if the overall phone dimensions remain the same.
    Thanks. I think that is the way they are heading.

    Imagine a 5.25" screen in a 4.5" Epic 4G Touch case. That is nearly the size of the HD Galaxy Note.
    01-04-2012 12:10 AM
  8. Droid800's Avatar
    Not happening. There's a reason bezels exist. The smallest you'll see Samsung get are bezels the size of the Nexus'.
    01-06-2012 06:40 PM
  9. tommydaniel's Avatar
    That render is a fan render and in no way related to Sammy...
    01-08-2012 03:29 PM
  10. milominderbinde's Avatar
    That render is a fan render and in no way related to Sammy...
    Agreed.

    I am just showing how big a screen would fit into an Epic 4G Touch case if the bezel width could be reduced.

    The bezel can never completely go away as it protects the screen but the bezels are definitely getting thinner.
    01-09-2012 10:19 AM
  11. AndroidAdvantage's Avatar
    I am so excited for this phone. And if people can make a Google TV, I have no trouble imagining someone can create a new styled case for a phone. I have high hopes for the Tegra 3 SGS3.
    01-11-2012 09:04 PM
  12. Comineeyeaha's Avatar
    Not happening. There's a reason bezels exist. The smallest you'll see Samsung get are bezels the size of the Nexus'.
    This. If there was no bezel, you would find yourself tapping actions on the left and right side of the screen inadvertently. I could see if maybe they designed it so that the visible screen went out that far, but that the touch sensitivity was way lower towards the edge, but I don't feel like any company would do that just to have no bezel.
    01-25-2012 05:52 PM
  13. EggoEspada's Avatar
    This. If there was no bezel, you would find yourself tapping actions on the left and right side of the screen inadvertently. I could see if maybe they designed it so that the visible screen went out that far, but that the touch sensitivity was way lower towards the edge, but I don't feel like any company would do that just to have no bezel.
    Not to mention making cases work with these phone will be troublesome. But they could cut some of the bezel on the top and bottom of the phone. The sides are as thin as they should be.
    01-27-2012 01:18 PM
  14. goliath602's Avatar
    As cool as a Galaxy without a bezel may look, it just doesn't seem piratical. The phone will break much easier if dropped because there will be very little protection for the screen, and case manufacturers will have a tough time designing a case that can fully protect the phone. I am very comfortable with the bezel on the sides on my Samsung GS2. However, I would enjoy a smaller top and bottom bezel. ICS should help that problem out a good amount because it doesn't utilize the four capacitive Android buttons.
    01-28-2012 12:59 AM
  15. blacksapphire08's Avatar
    Someone tell me that clock widget really exists!
    Please!
    I've seen some that are similar but not that exact one. Analog clock 101 - Android

    Honestly, I think 5" is way too big for a phone.
    01-28-2012 08:45 PM
  16. ledlauzis's Avatar
    I've seen some that are similar but not that exact one. Analog clock 101 - Android

    Honestly, I think 5" is way too big for a phone.
    Yea, I think 4.65inch (Galaxy Nexus screen size) is the largest screen for now as everything above is really hard to operate with one hand and it's more like tablet
    01-29-2012 08:09 AM
  17. MrSlippery519's Avatar
    Yea, I think 4.65inch (Galaxy Nexus screen size) is the largest screen for now as everything above is really hard to operate with one hand and it's more like tablet
    I would tend to agree, the Nexus is about as big of a phone as you want
    01-30-2012 08:28 AM
  18. TropicalSammich's Avatar
    i could see this working if the there was an 'on screen' bezel during menu / idle use, and then if you were to pop on a video, the on screen bezel 'black bars' would go away, allowing the movie to take advantage of the whole screen. but that's about it. i agree with everyone else, if the screen was edge to edge 100% of the time, fingers would be opening, closing, dialing on accident..
    01-30-2012 09:25 AM
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