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The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi stepped up their game with the new true bezel-less flagship smartphone Mi Mix. For sure one thing which attracts everyone was non-existent bezel of Concept smartphone Mi Mix. We have to admit Xiaomi punched in the face of those critics who are claiming that smartphone innovation reaches to a dead position but with the Mi Mix, One thing is sure we can expect similar bezel-less flagship smartphone trend in 2017 as well.
The Mi Mix is a Phablet featuring an OLED display of 6.4-inches but the good thing is thanks to its bezel-less design overall device is not bigger than Samsung’s Galaxy S7 in terms of looks. As per company’s claim the Mi Mix screen-to-body ratio is 90%, we haven’t heard such kind of claim before. The large body also increases the device weight that’s why Mi Mix weighs 208 grams.
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The device standard and pro variants are packed with rounded OLED display with a full HD screen resolution of 1080 x 2040 pixels. The display pixel per inch is 361, however, Xiaomi could include a quad HD display for the Pro variant which for sure increases the VR capabilities of the handset. The rear mounted camera snapper is of 16MP while the front-facing module is 5MP.
The Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 821Soc is powering handset under the hood with 4GB/6GB RAM. The built-in internal storage for the standard variant is 128GB whereas for the Pro variant the storage capacity is 256GB. To keep the device running, a 4,400mAh battery cell is on board. As OS the device has Android Marshmallow with MIUI 8 layer. Without any doubt, the Mi Mix is one of the most luring smartphones available in the market.
Soon after the announcement of Mi Mix, rumors start popping up Lenovo is also getting ready to release a bezel-less flagship phablet before the end of 2016. Finally, on December 20th, Lenovo wraps off the cover from much awaited and heavily rumored ZUK Edge. As per Lenovo’s claim, their new bezel-less smartphone screen-to-body ratio is 86.4% which is quite impressive for a smartphone with traditional design. As far as hardware specs is a concern, the Zuk Edge is packed with a 5.5-inch full HD 2.5D curved display.
The Qualcomm’s latest quad-core Snapdragon 821 chipset is internally rocking the handset with a clocking speed of 2.35 GHz. The Adreno 530 is taking care of graphics. The Soc is accompanied with 4GB/6GB RAM. One of the best thing about this device is running on latest Android Nougat straight out of the box. The device U-Touch fingerprint scanner is embedded in the front glass display and it will be unlocking the handset in just 0.09 seconds.
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Zuk Edge’s internal storage is 64GB. Its measurements are 142.9 x 74.5 x 7.68mm. It has dual Nano SIMs slots. As far as rear snapper is a concern, it has a 13MP module with the single flashlight and phase detection autofocus feature. The rear snapper wide-angle aperture is f/2.2. On the front facing side, the selfie-centric camera is 8MP with same wide angle aperture like rear camera.
It has dedicated heart sensor. It weighs 160grams. To make sure everything runs smooth, the device is packed with a 3,100mAh battery which charged quickly thanks to a 3,000mAh cell. The base variant cost only $330 in China whereas the 6GB variant costs $360. The device is not yet released but it is currently up for pre-orders in China with releases from 1st of Jan 2017.
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei’s Honor brand recently steal the spotlight with their new Magic smartphone. The device receives well appreciation not only from Huawei fans but also from critics as the device is packed with four-sided curved AMOLED display which makes it one of its kind devices in the market with the bezel-less design. Like the Lenovo ZUK Edge, this device was also unveiled during December and it’s the first Bezel-less concept smartphone from Huawei. The Honor Magic display screen is 5.09-inch AMOLED display with quad HD screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.
The device is running on slightly older Kirin 950 chipset with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Similar Soc powered the Honor brand latest flagship Honor 8.
This year Huawei takes the dual camera options to next level by bringing dual-rear cameras on nearly all high-end smartphones. The rear dual lens camera is 12MP with a wide aperture of f/2.2. Up front, the camera sensor is 8MP, its aperture is f/2.0. As OS, the device has Android Marshmallow 6.0 pre-installed with company’s live UI. A 2,900mAh battery keeps the device lights on. The good thing is, as per company’s claim the device will be 70% charged within just 20 minutes.
Besides the quad curved display, the Honor Magic selling feature will be in its AI which is pretty active and will keep the record of what user is doing so that it can assist actively. Following are the key features of Honor Magic including WiseScreen sensor, Face Code, Smart Display, GPS and number of tweaks of Honor Magic Live interface. The device can be purchased for 3699 Yuan in China. However, it is still unknown whether the device will be globally released or not.
ZTE is one of those Chinese smartphone manufacturers who does believe in releasing smartphones with the latest innovation. The company’s latest flagship device is released as Z11. This device is the successor of last year well-appreciated company’s flagship Z9. The newly announced Z11 flagship not only have the top-notch hardware but it does feature the bezel-less display which makes it one of the most attractive flagship smartphone available for Chinese buyers.
Following the trend of Chinese smartphone manufacturers, ZTE releases two variants of their flagship Nubia Z11. The sleek bezel-less design featuring Unibody chassis.
The Z11 display size is 5.5-inch with full HD screen resolution. The Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820Soc ticking inside the device with 4GB/6GB RAM. The 4GB RAM variant internal storage is 64GB whereas the top of the line variant has 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. The Adreno 530 is on board as GPU. Like most Chinese flagships, its fingerprint scanner is embedded on the rear side.
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The rear primary module is 16MP with OIS and aperture size is f/2.0. On the front facing side, the camera sensor is 8MP with a pretty wide aperture of f/2.4. To make sure, everything runs smooth a 3,000mAh battery will keep the Nubia Z11 lights on. The battery can be quickly charged with Qualcomm’s Quick charge 3.0 support.
As OS, the device runs on the Android Marshmallow straight out of the box with Nubia UI 4.0 layer. The base variants are available in Silver and Gray color, however, the Gold color is exclusive for the top-tier variant. It is up for sale across the globe.
Xiaomi takes one step further and releases a concept smartphone, Mi Mix. In terms of screen-to-body ratio Xiaomi’s Mi Mix is a clear winner. However, Huawei also impressed everyone with their quad curved bezel-less display and most special UI for their Honor Magic smartphone.
The Zuk Edge looks quite stunning while holding and for sure it will attract those buyers who are looking for a bezel-less smartphone with top-tier hardware and affordable price tag. The Nubia Z11 flagship is offering top notch hardware with the bezel-less display at a higher price tag as compared to ZUK Edge as the device is up for sale at $470.
Last but not the least, we do have a mid-ranger Elephone S8 smartphone which is cheapest amongst all device enlisted but still a perfect choice for those buyers who are planning to grab a bezel-less device at an affordable price tag.