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Last year was quite exceptional as far as the smartphone's design is a concern. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi started the trend of the bezel-less device back in 2016 and the idea was well appreciated not only in China but also across the globe in 2017. The success of the device prompted other smartphone manufacturers to unveil smartphones with minimal bezels. With each passing day, the demand for bezel-less smartphones is increasing. Almost all OEMs brought at least one bezel-less smartphone in the market.
Last year all the latest iPhones have the bezel-less design like the 10th anniversary iPhone X. So if you liked the last year's design you can purchase any one of the three latest iPhones. Apart from traditional notch design, we have seen smartphone manufacturers also introduced dewdrop notch which slims the top bezel even further.
We are doing buying guides for quite some time to facilitate our readers regarding the best choices available in the market. We recently summed up the best smartphones available in the Indian market below 1500. Thanks to a number of options, the price tag of bezel-less display smartphones dropped significantly and now buyers can even purchase an affordable bezel-less smartphone. Well if you are amongst those who are keen to grab a bezel-less smartphone, In today’s roundup, we will take a look at top 5 best bezel-less display smartphones up for sale in the market. During December we had seen new punch-hole design phones from Samsung and Huawei as Galaxy A8s and Nova 4 respectively.
Both the phones introduced new bezel-less design trend that's why we had Honor View 20 as the first global phone with the punch-hole design. Our enlisting will not only help readers to decide the best options without bezels but also it will be a treat for a tech enthusiast. We are sure our roundup will help our readers to make a decision without any hesitation. Let’s have a look at the best 5 options in the smartphone market with the bezel-less design. Starting with the best options
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Recently the Chinese giant Oppo announced a new flagship phone under Reno lineup. The Reno 10x Zoom is quite special due to a number of aspects. Unlike the other bezel-less phones it doesn't have traditional pop-up selfie snapper instead it features fin / Wedge designed selfie camera setup.
According to Oppo, the Reno 10x Zoom screen-to-body is 93.1% which is certainly worth appreciating. The display aspect ratio is 19.5:9, whether you like the unorthodox fin design pop-up camera or not but the Reno 10x Zoom is offering a unique design.
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In terms of hardware, the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is featuring a 6.6-inches display with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Under the hood, the Qualcomm's Octa-core Snapdragon 855 chipset is powering the phone. The base model has 6GB RAM with 128GB storage whereas the top-tier model has 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. It supports memory expansion via MicroSD. On the rear side, you will get triple cameras of 48MP+13MP+8MP. Up front the selfie snapper is 16MP.
For connectivity, it comes with USB-C port. It lacks IP-ratings. A 4,065mAh battery is on board to keep its lights on. As OS the device is pre-installed with Android Pie.
Ahead of this year MWC show, the South Korean giant Samsung wraps off the cover from the much-awaited flagship Galaxy S10 series. This year is quite special as Samsung is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the most successful flagship Galaxy S-series. Like the Cupertino giant, Samsung brought refereshing design change with the 10th-anniversary phones. This year Samsung launched four variants of S10 series including S10e, S10, S10 Plus, and S10 5G.
Back in December 2018, the company launched Galaxy A8s as the company's first phone with the punch hole design. The company opted similar design for the flagship S10 lineup. Apart from the punch-hole at the top right corner, the Galaxy S10 comes with an under-glass ultra-sonic fingerprint scanner. On the rear side, you will get triple cameras aligned vertically in the center.
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The Galaxy S10 is packed with a 6.1-inches Super AMOLED display with Quad HD+ screen resolution of 1440 x 3040 pixels. The display aspect ratio is 19:9. Under the hood, the Qualcomm's Octa-core Snapdragon 855/ Exynos 9820 chipset is powering the phone. The Octa-core chipset is accompanied with 8GB RAM. The device is available in two memory variants including 128GB and 512GB.
The rear side has triple cameras of 12MP+16MP+12MP. Up front, the selfie snapper is a 10MP module. It retains the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack and comes with Type-C port for connectivity. It is an IP68 certified phone which means it can resist under 1.5 meters deep water for 30 minutes without any damage. A 3,400mAh battery is on board to keep its lights on.
The Chinese flagships killer manufacturer OnePlus unveiled two new premium phones this year including OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The OnePlus 7 retained almost similar design we had seen last year with the OnePlus 6T. On the other hand, the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with the full view display without notch or punch-hole at the top of the display. It comes with a pop-up selfie snapper. It is OnePlus's most expensive phone with triple rear cameras and much more to attract buyers.
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The OnePlus 7 Pro is featuring a 6.67-inches fluid AMOLED display with Quad HD+ screen resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels. It is super smooth thanks to 90Hz refresh rate. The Qualcomm's latest Octa-core Snapdragon 855 SoC is powering the phone., the Adreno 640 is taking care of graphics. It is available in three configurations. The base model has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The standard model has 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The top of the line model has 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.
On the rear side, you will get triple cameras, the primary snapper is a 48MP module with f/1.6 aperture. The secondary snapper is a 16MP ultra wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture. Last but not the least there is an 8MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture and optical zoom up to 3x. A 4,000mAh battery is on board to keep its lights on. As OS the device is pre-installed with Android Pie with Oxygen OS skin over it.
This year Huawei announced three new variants of P30 lineup including P30, P30 Pro and P30 Lite. The P30 Pro is premium amongst all as it features an aluminum chassis with curved glass covering the front and rear side. The display screen-to-body ratio is 88.41% and the display aspect ratio is 19.5:9. It has ultra thin teardrop notch with a thin chin at the bottom.
On the rear side, the P30 Pro has quad cameras setup aligned vertically on the top left corner. It is Huawei's first flagship phone with quad cameras phone.
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The P30 Pro is one of the most attractive flagships in the market with a dual curved display of 6.47-inches. The display screen resolution is Full HD+ with 1080 x 2340 pixels. The company's latest Kirin 980 Chipset is powering the phone. The base model has 6GB RAM with 128GB storage whereas the top-tier model has 8GB RAM with 256GB storage.
There is a 512GB variant as well. It supports memory expansion via NMcard. The rear side comes with triple cameras of 40MP+20MP+8MP. Up front the selfie snapper is 32MP. For connectivity, it comes with Type-C port but lacks the 3.5mm headphone jack. As OS the device is pre-installed with Android Pie. A 4,200mAh battery is on board to keep the P30 Pro lights on.
With each new iteration, the smartphones manufacturer are trying to bring innovative designs. In last year or so we had seen dewdrop notch and pop-up selfie camera design was trending to reduce the top bezel. Recently the Taiwanese giant Asus opted a different route with the ZenFone 6. The company introduced a motorized flippable camera. The flippable camera is default the rear camera, when you turn the selfie camera it flips in front and acts as a selfie snapper. Apart from having innovative design the ZenFone 6 has flagship level hardware.
In terms of hardware, the ZenFone 6 is featuring a 6.4-inches IPS LCD display with Full HD+ screen resolution. It supports HDR10 and protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Under the hood the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 SoC is powering the phone. The base model has 6GB RAM and 64GB storage whereas the top-tier model has 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. It supports memory expansion via MicroSD.
The primary snapper is a 48MP module with f/1.79 aperture. The secondary snapper on the rear is 13MP ultra-wide angle sensor with 125 degrees field of view. As OS the device is pre-installed with Android Pie. A gigantic battery cell of 5,000mAh is on board to keep its lights on. The device is initially released for the European market in Twilight and Midnight Black colors at €500.
- The Asus ZenFone 6 isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
- The OnePlus 7 Pro is available at Amazon Marketplace for $ 539.
- The Oppo Reno 10x zoom isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
- The Huawei P30 Pro isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
- The Samsung Galaxy S10 is available at Amazon Marketplace for $ 464. The price/quality is good and this is the best device in this price range.