It's funny how Sony kept a similar design for 4+ years (I say similar because the shape and features like camera placement, corners, speakers, etc. actually changed quite a bit if you look at their devices) and everybody was raging about how they need to change and how they don't care about their costumers' needs....and yet when Apple reveals the same design for the 4th year in a row (changing ONLY the antenna lines and then the back from metal to glass and removing the headphone jack) nobody really cares and it's still selling like hotcakes because Apple still cares about what their costumer's need....somehow(?) You can argue that it's "because the iPhone X is here" but then again this news is here that Sony is changing their design so keep quiet.
Better late than never. Either they will have to adapt and come with slim/bezel-less phones or sell their phones at mid-range prices. Because very few will pay premium for outdated design.
A Note 4 user, 27 Sep 2017The simple fact that sony does not have any decent bezelless phones YET clearly demonstrates t... moreSony will come from another wall, trust me, because they have many technology!
Undoubtedly, this would be an absolute outstanding leap for Sony. I will 100% compliment myself with Sony, if so. (100% hopefully it will be).
The simple fact that sony does not have any decent bezelless phones YET clearly demonstrates that they don't (didn't) understand (or care) what their customers' needs and wants are in 2017.
I think the train has already gone, sony.
Everything.Apple.Pro, 27 Sep 2017who is waiting to screen to body ratio 98% or more?There wouldn't be a front camera, haven't you thought about that?
Why Sony why??? keep the omnibalance design, just trim the bezels by 0.7cm.
who is waiting to screen to body ratio 98% or more?
Hopefully this is true. I've been waiting for sony to trim the top and bottom bezels of their compact. Please keep the compact's thickness and side buttons. Also add more grip to the phone maybe a rubbery coating?
UltimateZeroSeconds, 27 Sep 2017According the source, I ONLY know Sony will bring a new design but they did not say it is beze... moreif Sony would sell two different designs for the same phone, would I always choose the phone with bezels.
If this is true, I'm done with Sony and all other brands are following bezel-less route. I know what looks beautiful and what does not, this might convince me to buy Oneplus 3T which looks perfect and bezels were made for protection. I think in few years time people will get fed up with bezel-less, and omnibalance design would return.
aTrueBbLover, 27 Sep 2017Going beezleless may sacrifice their trademark stereo speaker setup . After that people will c... moreCheck out the z5c's stereo speakers. Sony can keep that design. Some say it's not that loud but in my experience it's very loud.
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CataclysmZA, 27 Sep 2017NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
The side bezels are already thin enough, the top a... moreFlagships have ip68 since Z3.
And lowervIP since Xperia V ( 2012).
Z, Z Tab, Z Ultra, Z1, Z1c, Z2, Z2 Tab, Z3, Z3c, Z3 Tab C, Z4, Z4 Tab, Z5, Z5c, Z5p, X Perf, XZ, XZP, XZ1 and XZ1c are all waterproof.
Yea now everybody will copy Samsung and until Samsung will come with something new nobody could expect any innovation WTF REALLY???
Nobody wants to ris they could research the same Muhahahaha.
i've been waiting for a bezel-less compact for years.
gimme!! i needz teh bezelless compactz noww!
I think it's about time, honestly. I personally loved the OmniBalance design, but it's time for something newer. Especially when it comes to Sony, a company known for beautiful product designs.