Otium U5 near bezel less phone revealed by Chinese phone maker

otium u5 near bezeless phone

The holy grail of phone design, i.e. bezel less has been out of our grasp for years, but as design and manufacture catches the imaginations of designers the dream is getting closer to becoming a reality.

If these press images can be believed then the Otium U5 has the narrowest bezels of any Android smartphone from a Chinese phone manufacturer, it also appears to have taken a hell of a lot of inspiration from the Sharp Aquos Crystal.

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Shown in silver and black colour options on the Otium Facebook page, the phone won’t be a high-priced flagship but more an entry-level smartphone. Specs include a 5.5-inch qHD, laminated,OGS display made from Dragontail glass for a little added bump protection. The SoC is a quad-core MT6582 and there is no LTE support (3G: WCDMA 2100/850 (HSDPA), 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz).

Still the design is pretty nice and if the price is right the Otium U5 is sure to attract some fans.

What do you think of this near bezel less budget phone?

[ Otium Facebook ]
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  1. Lukas
    October 20, 2014

    looks great
    but I am afraid, if it isn´t just rebranded ulephone u5…

    • October 20, 2014

      ah could very well be

  2. Aeonia
    October 20, 2014

    why would it need soft buttons and still have a navigation bar?..i smell Photoshop…

    • October 20, 2014

      Perhaps an engineering prototype. Those often have navbars until final release. Only speculation though.

  3. carlos
    October 20, 2014

    I like it.

  4. Hellvetta
    October 20, 2014

    How much they pay to you, Andy, for that ulefonesque photoshoped pic?

  5. oli
    October 20, 2014

    the top and bottom looks cool but a bezel-less side is just ugly and prone to unwanted touches/taps

    • ULE
      October 21, 2014

      dont worry, it is only Photoshop bezel-less.
      it is ulefone u5

  6. realjjj
    October 20, 2014

    The bezel is all around the screen not just the sides. Ypu can’s say thin bezels or bezel less if only half of it is that.
    Besides that, not bad but i assume the real thing doesn’t have bezels anywhere near that thin, so pics or it didn’t happen :p

  7. Marius Cirsta
    October 21, 2014

    Only qHd ? That’s not that great. Also what’s the size of the phone ?

    • aurel
      October 22, 2014

      yo know qhd comes from quad hd right ?

      • Marius Cirsta
        October 22, 2014

        haha, you’re right, my bad. I thought it meant (qHD)

  8. disqus_jFcMUAe4Ap
    October 23, 2014

    960 х 540 screens must be banned.