With Samsung and LG already producing smartphones with near bezel-less displays, it looks like Sony is next in line to reveal a new product at the IFA 2017 event. According to a Weibo post, the new smartphone will hold a display that’s said to be “truly bezel-less” design.
It’s quite possible that this new rumor could be related to the 6-inch Full Active display that was announced by Japan Display (JDI). Interestingly, the organization is owned by Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi. So, it’s quite likely that Sony will be the one to use these displays on their Xperia smartphones. The new display features an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a resolution of 1440 x 2560 (QHD). On the contrary, both the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and the LG G6 also features 18:9 displays. The new aspect ratio brings in a better experience while watching videos.
It’s also reported that JDI’s new display also allows users to interact with the screen with wet hands, which is another feature that will help Sony to build a water-resistant smartphone. However, there is no word yet on what kind of specifications will we see in this device and considering that the screen is 6-inches, we can guess that it could be a new Xperia Ultra based smartphone.
Sony is also rumored to be working on another three smartphones, namely the Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact and the Xperia X1. The Xperia XZ1 and the Xperia XZ1 Compact is said to be powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB RAM. The Xperia XZ1 Compact may be the true successor to the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact that featured high-end specifications in a small package. The display is said to be 4.6-inches in size with HD resolution.