Oppo Shows Off New Prototype With Almost No Side Bezels

Posted on July 29, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware with 12 Comments

Oppo is back once again with a crazy new prototype. The company today shared pictures of a new display technology that essentially eliminates the size bezels of a phone.

Called the new “Waterfall Screen” technology, the new display curves around the side of the device and gives it a really cool look. The premium look achieved with the 88-degree curve on both the sides of the device is something we have never seen before:

This design is obviously very gorgeous, but its practicality is questionable. For one, there doesn’t seem to be any space left for the side buttons, so Oppo would have to find a new place for things like the power button, and that could make using the device uncomfortable at first. And secondly, the display curving around the sides could lead to miss-taps all the time unless Oppo comes up with some sort of system that can ignore these touches when you are actually holding the device.

And last but not least, the design doesn’t seem to add any actual functionality — so is it really needed? I personally don’t think so.

Oppo isn’t saying if we will get to see the display on an actual device yet, though. So it could be a while before the company starts selling a product with this tech.

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Comments (12)

12 responses to “Oppo Shows Off New Prototype With Almost No Side Bezels”

  1. Daekar

    So... It's like the screens Samsung has been making for years, just even more annoying and likely to make the phone break on impact? Yay, sign me up for that.

  2. LocalPCGuy

    That darn this is going to slip out of my hand, fall onto a concrete floor, and shatter. If I can't use a silicone protective case, I don't want it.

  3. skane2600

    I've never understood the infatuation with bezeless phones.

  4. ubelhorj

    Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

  5. glenn8878

    It's like the Samsung, but on both sides. So what is the best approach for bezels on phones? I prefer a very slim bezel, but not no bezel.

  6. jaredthegeek

    How would you hold it and not have it constantly taking action? That's what I hate even more about bezel less tablets, where do I hold it? You need to grip a phone on the sides, how does this make sense?

  7. igor engelen

    If there also was additional functionality it would be easier to accept this design. Now it's just 'First!'


  8. RonH

    I don't get the reason for curved screens. I have a note 9 and the curved screen is the only thing I dislike.

    They reflect more light. Sometimes the image or text on the screen goes around the curve making it hard to read.

    Screen covers are more expensive too.

  9. d_vickery

    I have a Nokia 8 Scirocco and it has curved edges. It's actually a bit annoying to tap anything at the edge and the buttons are slim and not easy to locate, especially with a case on the phone. Looks great though ?

  10. fishnet37222

    I have the Galaxy S10 and I find the curved edges of the screen annoying. Fortunately, you can configure it so the edges are not used for anything.

  11. santosh_d9

    I want to buy this awesome mobile phone if i got Nagaland lottery sambad prize amount.

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