Smartphones: Banish the borders

Trend of borderless smartphones is here to stay as even mid-range phones get the stylish treatment

There is a war on smartphone bezels. These borders, which surround the smartphone display, are beating a retreat on the latest handsets as smartphone makers strive to create an all-screen device.

The trend of increasing the size of the screen relative to its body - also known as screen-to-body ratio - really took off last year as industry giants Apple and Samsung released new flagship phones sporting minimal bezels.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2018, with the headline 'Banish the borders'. Print Edition | Subscribe