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Bezel-less and Alternative Aspect Ratio Displays: new attempts at hardware differentiation

Jun 28, 2017 |

In a quest for increased display sizes and new forms of hardware differentiation, leading smartphone OEMs are turning to new solutions to increase the effective display viewing area without increasing the overall physical size of the devices. 


This report investigates the trend towards bezel-less designs and 18:9 aspect ratio displays, highlighting the benefits and downside of both solutions, and evaluates whether these trends are likely to be adopted by all OEMs.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Bezel-less displays 
  • New Aspect Ratios 
  • The New Breed of 18:9 Smartphones 
  • Implications 

Number of Pages: 7
Author: Peter (
Published Date: June 2017


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