The borders are no longer in smell of sanctity in the smartphone manufacturers. The Galaxy S8 has overflowed its screen on the side edges, the Mi Mix has nibbled even more space … Even the iPhone 8 should have fewer borders.
But in this area, there is now a new champion. Sharp will announce on July 17 two new smartphones that are virtually devoid of borders. And this, whether on the sides or on top and bottom: place on the screen entirely or almost on the future FS8010 and FS8016!
On the front of these terminals, the screen will occupy 91.3% of the surface. In other words, there is not much left for the rest; Sharp has not been able to completely eradicate the areas without screen: the selfie camera can not yet fade under the slab. Despite everything, it will rarely have been so close to an “all-screen” design.
Large screen, but mid-range
For the rest, these smartphones should be content to offer mid-range performance. The FS8016 would thus have a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,080, a Snapdragon 660 system, and a 12-megapixel photo sensor. The other model would include a Snapdragon 630 chip. It seems that both devices have two cameras on the back.
The manufacturer has not given much technical details unfortunately. One would like to know for example whether these two smartphones have a fingerprint reader and if so, how is it integrated. Under the screen as Vivo demonstrated this week? It seems very ambitious for mid-range devices …
It will take two weeks to learn more. Sharp should, as often, reserve the marketing of these terminals in Japan only. But who knows, maybe one day these totally borderless screens will appear on smartphones from other manufacturers. Sharp is also a supplier of …