Bezel-free Samsung smartphone rumored for later this year


In case you haven't guessed it, what you see above is most certainly not an official image of Samsung's next Galaxy device. However, it is a fan render which, surprisingly, matches up quite well with some new rumors about Samsung's newest smartphones.

According to these leaks, supposedly coming from unnamed Samsung executives, the company's next smartphone will be a nearly bezel free device. The front will be dominated by an edge-to-edge AMOLED panel, with no bezel at all on the bottom or sides of the phone. On the top, a speaker and front facing camera will still be visible in a thin strip. It also seems safe to assume the smartphone will run Android, and the sources have also said that it will be called the Galaxy B.

Although the idea of a bezel-less device is not surprising or new, the technology required to make a device with no bezel would still be impressive. If Samsung is in fact able to pull this off, then it would be a very nice change from the standard screen with black bezel design that Apple seems so fond of suing over. Obviously, Samsung will probably still need some sort of casing around the display to keep the glass in place, but the design should nevertheless look quite striking and modern. 

Currently, this is only an unsubstantiated rumor from a Korean newspaper, but the change does seem to be a natural evolution for Samsung. They have been adding bigger and bigger displays to their devices, and bezels have been getting smaller and smaller in order to accommodate them. Anyhow, we will find out if the information is true soon enough, as the sources claim the device will be announced at Samsung's post Mobile World Congress event.

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Aaron Orquia

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