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Think different like Vivo

China's Vivo achieved a nearly bezel-free smartphone by using a pop-out selfie camera instead of copying popular designs

Barcelona was the place to be last week if you wanted to catch a glimpse of the upcoming wave of bezel-less smartphones, as the biggest names in the mobile industry unwrapped their latest offerings at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show there.

This trend of shrinking the borders around smartphone screens arguably went mainstream last year, after the launch of Samsung's near-bezel-less Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2018, with the headline 'Think different like Vivo'. Print Edition | Subscribe