A notched display is one of the hottest smartphone trends this year, and the trend of borderless smartphones are catching up soon. Vivo launched the APEX smartphone in MWC 2018 while ZTE teased an image of an upcoming smartphone in Weibo with a borderless design and Full Screen 3.0. The next in line manufacturer could be the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Lenovo. Today the company’s vice president, Chang-Cheng teased a “full-screen” smartphone on its official account on Chinese media platform Weibo and not only it comes with the borderless look it manages to work without a notch too.
The image reveals one half of the smartphone of what looks like a blue-coloured smartphone with no notch. The image was accompanied by a question from Chang Chaeng, asking users what they think a full-screen smartphone is
- 80-84 % screen ratio
- 85-89 % screen ratio
- 90-94 % screen ratio
Lenovo’s VP further confirms that the upcoming smartphone will cross the 95% barrier and will deliver a truly full-screen smartphone experience with no side or upper bezels. This means the smartphone will have one of the highest screen-to-body ratios in the market and feature a design completely different from what we have seen on the likes of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and the Vivo APEX smartphone.
The smartphone may be the closest thing we can compare with a true-bezel-less display. Not many smartphones are available with the screen-to-body ratio of more than 85%. Even the Vivo APEX smartphone’s score stands at 91% while the Essential phone has 84.9%. We are not sure about the lower bezel though as it was not shown in the teaser image.
The smartphone in the teaser contains the number 14 and 6, which may hint that the smartphone will be unveiled on June 14. However, there is no official confirmation and may launch sooner. Currently, no other information is available regarding the specs, price or availability of the smartphone.