By Binu Paul email: email@example.com | Feb 21, 2013 06:54 AM EST
A lot have been spoken about a bezel-less smartphone over the past few years, and a number of prototypes and concept designs have surfaced on the Web since then; however, we are yet to see a truly bezel-free smartphone.
While it's speculated that all the leading smartphone makers, including Apple, Samsung, Motorola and LG are working on to become the first to produce such a device, latest rumors have it that a less-known Chinese OEM company called BBK has conceptualized a smartphone with no bezel/frame on the sides.
Fresh images of a device named the 'BBK Vivio X3' have apparently leaked on the Internet showing a prototype or possibly a pre-production model of the smartphone with no vertical bezel whatsoever, Android Headline reports [via Nowhere Else].
Though the folks at BBK seem to have successfully removed the vertical frames, the horizontal borders are still present in the leaked image. However, losing the vertical screen border entirety would be a significant step in the right direction for the mobile industry as a whole.
BBK Vivio X3 seems to have a pretty impressive set of features such as:
- Full HD Screen
- Quad-core S4 Pro CPU
- 2 GB of RAM
- Android 4.1 Jellybean
- 13 MP rear-facing camera
- 32 GB on board storage
- 2,200 mAh battery
The name BBK many not ring many bells to you, but the Chinese firm has released a couple of impressive phones in the past under the Oppo brand. The company was in the news recently when it released Vivo X1, a 6.55 mm thin smartphone that apparently had a very thin vertical bezel.
It was rumored earlier last year that Samsung is preparing a device codenamed 'Galaxy B' which would feature a large AMOLED display with no borders on the side or bottom of the device. In yet another bezel-free smartphone rumor, Motorola was speculated to release a high-end device with an edge-to-edge display. It should be noted that Motorola Droid RAZR M had come quite close to the idea of a bezel-free device, though it still had a thin frame.
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