It seems that 2017 is going to be the year for bezel-less Smartphones. Last year, the Chinese tech giant, Xiaomi started the bezel-less smartphone trend with its 6.4-inches Mi Mix model. Very soon, Samsung entered the bezel-less competition with its Galaxy S8.
Following this, Sony and Sharp disclosed information regarding their upcoming bezel-less handsets. On the other hand, with the pass of every day more and more rumors about iPhone 8 and Huawei Honor are leaking on regular basis. These are also expected to come with a bezel-free design.
Apart from the expensive models, there are many budget smartphones as well which are drawing attention. DOOGEE MIX, expected to launch in May 2017 is such a model. It is going to be the smallest bezel-less smartphone.
In this article, we will list the 5 best bezel free Smartphones of 2017. We will not only consider the already released bezel-less devices but the expected bezel-less devices as well on our list.
Best Bezel-less Smartphones of 2017
Xiaomi Mi MIX
As we have said earlier, back in 2016, Xiaomi started the bezel free trend with Xiaomi Mi Mix. Initially, it was introduced as a “concept phone”. Later when they launched the device the world was stunned. Xiaomi Mi Mix comes with a 6.4-inch Full HD OLED Display with the ceramic body. The handset is powered by a Snapdragon 821 chipset with 4GB/6GB RAM. It has an internal storage of 128GB. As far as the camera specification is concerned, there is a 5MP front camera in the front and a 16MP rear camera in the back. Being backed up by a 4400mAh battery, Mi Mix runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8.
Xiaomi Mi MIX Specifications:
- 6.4-inch Full HD OLED Display
- Snapdragon 821 SoC
- 4GB / 6GB RAM
- 128GB internal storage
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with MIUI 8
- 5MP front camera
- 16MP rear camera
- 4400mAh battery
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+
Samsung has launched both Galaxy S8 and S8+ last month officially in India. Galaxy S8 features 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display while the Plus variant features 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display. The devices are powered by Octa-Core Exynos 9 Series 8895 / Snapdragon 835 SoC with 4GB of RAM.
Both Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature 12MP shooter at the rear with LED Flash. On the front, the devices have an 8MP shooter to take care of the selfies. The fingerprint sensor is placed just beside the camera panel.
Galaxy S8 comes with 3000mAh battery with fast charging support while S8+ comes with 3500mAh battery with fast charging support. Both the devices support wired and wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Specifications:
- 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display for Galaxy S8
- 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display for Galaxy S8+
- Exynos 9 Series 8895 / Snapdragon 835 chipset
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage
- Android 7.0 Nougat OS
- 8MP front camera
- 12MP rear camera
- 3000mAh battery with fast charging for Galaxy S8
- 3500mAh battery with fast charging for Galaxy S8+
DOOGEE MIX features a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display with very narrow bezels. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. DOOGEE MIX is powered by MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core processor. In terms of internal storage and RAM, the device has two variants 4GB/6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. The internal storage can be upgraded up to 256GB using microSD card.
DOOGEE MIX features 16MP+18MP Dual camera setup at the back while on the front it has a 5MP camera to take the selfies. The company has managed to have a 3.5mm headphone port on the top bezel. Under the hood, the device has a 3380mAh battery with 5V/2A fast charging support.
DOOGEE MIX Specifications:
- 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core processor
- 4GB/6GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB internal storage
- External memory up to 256GB
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- 16MP+18MP Dual Rear Camera
- 5MP front camera
- Fingerprint scanner
- 3380mAh battery
Sony Xperia X Ultra
Recently, some concept pictures of Xperia X Ultra have been revealed by a concept designer. The photo conveys that Xperia X Ultra will feature a 6.45-inch display with very narrow bezels. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset. Offering an internal storage of 64GB, the device will run on 4GB of RAM. As far as rumors are concerned, the camera specifications of Xperia X Ultra will be defined by a 13MP front and a 19MP rear camera respectively.
Sony Xperia X Ultra Specifications:
- 6.45-inch display
- Snapdragon 660 chipset
- 4 GB RAM
- 64GB Internal storage
- 13MP front camera
- 19MP rear camera
Sharp Aquos Crystal 3
Sharp is the first company to give the world an almost Bezel-less smartphone. The smartphone Sharp Aquos was launched back in 2014. Recently, a photo of another Sharp smartphone got leaked. The photo conveys that the upcoming Sharp device will feature a 6-inches display. This model is expected to be a bezel-free model. However, there is no further information regarding the model. The expected name of the device is Sharp Aquos Crystal 3.
So these are the best 5 best bezel-free smartphones of 2017 for you. Some of them will launch soon while others are available in the market to buy. Check them out and buy your favorite one.