Luxor, 17 Dec 2018" As far as the back screen goes, vivo toyed with the idea of blending the OLED panel with the... moreNext phone is going to be front and back, a single OLED piece.
That means full-curved edges on both sides. Only the top and bottom will be Aluminium. No physical buttons either, it will all be digital on-screen or voice. While they step up to a new 22:9 aspect ratio. There will be a big fat notch for the rear-camera/LED and in-screen fingerprint scanner. However, they will have COURAGE and remove the headphone jack, microSD slot, and even the USB-C port. It will be fully wireless (bluetooth, cloud, Qi-charging). And only have holes for the microphone, speaker, SIM tray.
It will look great in a display case and in marketing renders and videos.
In real life, it will be slippery like an eel, attract everyone's finger smudges, get scratches easily, and crack at the first ding/drop. Ofcourse prices will have to increase to pay the CEO's new bonuses. And the cost to fix a screen crack will be higher than a new phone purchase.
The future can't come any sooner!
" As far as the back screen goes, vivo toyed with the idea of blending the OLED panel with the rest of the back, but that would have taken from its size and functionality."
We were wondering why they dont try to blend it in at the rear. Now, I know why. Seriously from the back it look like a cheap late 2010 phones.
It's a little uglier than a simple slider or pop-up mechanical camera, but I appreciate the effort to get a bezeless full-screen phone.
This probably isn't the best solution, though. From what I've seen the nubia X completely hides the back screen while the NEX DD doesn't, it's still pretty fucking visible, which makes it quite ugly.
It's a bold design choice but I think it's genius. Since oems are going with glass black, might as well make it a screen too. U get highest quality for selfies with the main camera. No notches or holes.