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Sony’s 2019 smartphone lineup could include a phone with slim bottom bezel (but a big one on top)

Sony hasn’t been a major player in the global smartphone market for a while, but the company does still make some interesting phones… even if they tend to lag behind the competition when it comes to innovative design features. But this could be the year Sony does something surprising, by launching a phone that doesn’t […]

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Xiaomi unveils the Mi Mix 2 with a 6 inch display, tiny bezels, ceramic body, and Snapdragon 835

2017 may be the year that Samsung, LG, and Apple (probably) jumped on the bezel-less bandwagon. But Xiaomi beat those companies to market when it launched the Mi Mix in 2016. Now Xiaomi is launching a second-gen model with a smaller body, more powerful specs, and an eye-catching design with slim bezels, an aluminum frame, […]

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Vivo launches V7+ smartphone with slim bezels, 2:1 display, 24MP front camera

Chinese phone maker Vivo’s latest phone is features a 6 inch display with an 18:9 (2:1) aspect ratio and slim bezels, which seems pretty much par for the course for premium phones in 2017. But the Vivo V7+ is launching this month in India with a list price of 21,990 rupees, which is less than […]

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Micromax Canvas Infinity is a budget phone with a 2:1 display

Indian phone maker Micromax is taking some design cues from LG and Samsung for its latest smartphone. The Micromax Canvas Infinity has an ultra-wide (or tall) display with an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio. But while the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 have similar widescreen displays, those are high-end phones with premium specs. The […]

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Next-gen Google Pixel to have 2:1 display, Snapdragon 835?

Google’s next smartphone may follow in the footsteps of the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 by shipping with a display featuring an aspect ratio of roughly 2:1 rather than the 16:9 ratio that’s been more common in the past. While Google hasn’t made any announcements about its 2nd-gen Pixel smartphones, an unannounced device called […]

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Google suggests developers update apps for ultra-wide displays (Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6)

Smartphones have had widescreen displays ever since device makers started to move away from producing phones with physical keyboards. Like most modern TVs and computer monitors, most Android phones that have shipped in recent years have had displays 16:9 aspect ratios. But two of this year’s most anticipated Android phones have wider screens. The LG […]

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LG unveils G6 smartphone with 5.7 inch, 18:9 display

As expected, LG’s next flagship phone has an ultra-widescreen display that’s optimized for multitasking. The LG G6 also has slim bezels, which means that despite the 5.7 inch display, the phone is about the same size as last year’s 5.3 inch G5. In fact, LG says the G6 has an 80 percent screen to body […]

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LG explains why its G6 phone has an 18:9 display

LG’s next flagship phone is coming later this month. But while the LG G6 hasn’t been officially unveiled yet, LG is starting to talk up some of its features… and one thing the company has just confirmed is that it’ll have that 2,880 x 1,440 pixel display with an 18:9 aspect ratio we’d heard about. […]

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LG to launch a phone with widescreen 2880 x 1440 display

There are plenty of phones with 1080p displays. Over the last few years we’ve seen a lot of QHD models with 2560 x 1440 pixel displays, and even some 4K phones with 3840 x 2160 pixel screens. But LG has announced it’ll soon launch the first phone with something a little different: a 5.7 inch, […]

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Hands-on with the Toshiba U845W ultra-widescreen ultrabook

A few years ago most laptop and desktop computer displays had 4:3 aspect ratio displays. Today 16:9 screens are much more common. Among other things, that means videos designed for HDTV displays fit on computer displays better. But Toshiba’s got a computer aimed at true cinema fans looking for a 21:9 display. Earlier this month […]