Lenovo teases what might be the first true ‘all screen’ phone

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Lenovo Vice President Chang Cheng is teasing a brand new cellphone on China’s Weibo social community that’s nothing however display screen framed by an ultra-thin bezel (by way of CNET). Whereas Apple would possibly declare that the iPhone X is “all display screen,” its notorious notch — and the rash of Android imitators that adopted — says in any other case.

The sketch of the upcoming Lenovo Z5 follows the sooner launch of a partial picture alongside a declare that the cellphone would characteristic a formidable screen-to-body-ratio of 95 %. Cheng additionally says the Z5 will embody 4 technological breakthroughs together with 18 patented applied sciences. Sadly, we’ll have to attend for the small print, notably round how Lenovo will deal with a presumed front-facing digital camera.

Z5 teaser shared final week.Picture: Chang Cheng

The Mi Combine 2, for instance, has a 91.three % screen-to-body ratio, which is amongst the business’s finest, but it surely nonetheless requires a bezel alongside the underside to host the cellphone’s front-facing digital camera. Vivo’s Apex idea makes use of a pop-up selfie digital camera to assist trim the bezels, but it surely nonetheless requires an analogous “chin” to cover the OLED’s show controller. Solely Apple, so far, has discovered a solution to keep away from the chin by folding the OLED panel again beneath itself.

A number of different applied sciences have been launched over the previous few years to allow so-called “bezel-less” designs on fashionable telephones. In-display fingerprint sensors at the moment are a actuality, as are ultrasound proximity sensors and piezoelectric earpieces as seen within the Xiaomi Mi Combine again in 2016.

Lenovo, whose $2.91 billion buy of Motorola Mobility from Google has fallen wanting expectations, is being crushed at residence and overseas by native manufacturers Huawei, Vivo, Oppo, and Xiaomi. The tech large is determined for a success cellphone that may seize the world’s consideration.

You’ve acquired our consideration Lenovo. Now, are you able to ship on our lofty expectations?

Supply hyperlink – https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/14/17351288/lenovo-z5-bezel-less-phone

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