Bezeless glass panel from a future Nubia phone photographed


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Will 2015 be the year of bezeless smartphone displays? Some think it is a possibility with ZTE’s Nubia taking point.

First of all why do Chinese tech fans across Weibo believe this is a Nubia panel? Well it all comes down to the round breathing home button in the middle of the chin of the panel which looks like the Nubia Z7 and previous Z5 phones.

Judging by the hand the panel is in the glass display is from a 5-inch or slightly larger phone. Looking at the current Nubia lineup we can’t tell if this will be the display for a new Nubia flagship, or if this phone will be another ultra thin smartphone to compete with Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi.

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48 Comments

  1. RRRobert
    January 9, 2015

    I don’t want to carry a > 5.5″ phablet in my pocket, so if this is indeed a bezeless design @ a 5″ screen size, they have definitively drawn my attention!

  2. fangbanger
    January 9, 2015

    interesting.

  3. Simon
    January 9, 2015

    Maybe for the Nubia Z9 ?

  4. Manu
    January 9, 2015

    well if you drop it you have a broken glass and wasted like 600$ xD a little bit of protection is still needed (until we can create holograms in the air <3)

    • Yeti hand
      January 9, 2015

      …… Have you ever heard of gorilla glass? You know the glass that’s is very resistant to shock and scratch.. I bet noooooo

      • Airyl
        January 9, 2015

        Gorilla Glass isn’t invincible, genius. If you drop it, it’ll still break.

        • flashmozzg
          January 10, 2015

          True. And bezels won’t make it better. They are under the same glass anyway 99% of the time.

          • desponent
            January 12, 2015

            Most phone screen crack on the narrowest point of contact, aka the bezel.

            • flashmozzg
              January 12, 2015

              And? Having 1-2 mm thin bezel won’t help at all. And protective case will work as good as before.

            • desponent
              January 12, 2015

              At all? Says who? A flimsy silicone vs metal, guess which work better?

              But eh, w/e believe what you want to believe. I don’t really care what phone some anon is using.

            • flashmozzg
              January 12, 2015

              What metal? There is no metal even if you have bezels. Device front is usually one piece glass. And if you drop a phone on it’s edge without a case it will brake even if it have regular bezels (unless it’s nokia). They will crack anyway, so whats your point?

        • Yeti hand
          January 11, 2015

          gorilla resists up to 1m drop and even phones with bezel can still get their glasses shattered…… GENIUS

          • Airyl
            January 12, 2015

            How many people do you know that hold their phones 1 meter from the ground, GENIUS?

            • Yeti hand
              January 12, 2015

              this should be a new kind of glass that’s hard enough to sustain higher drop, gorilla glass was just an exapmle but looks like I have to explain everything right? Or all the engineers that worked on this decided that a glasse that would explode after the first shock is fine….. GENIUS

            • Airyl
              January 12, 2015

              Are you an idiot? You were the one who brought up gorilla glass. This whole conversation has been about gorilla glass. It has literally nothing to do with different types of glasses.

              “…… Have you ever heard of gorilla glass? You know the glass that’s is very resistant to shock and scratch.. I bet noooooo”

              GENIUS

            • Yeti hand
              January 12, 2015

              You’re the idiot here I brang the gorilla glass as an example because Manu said without bezel glasses are fragile and you assumed I was dumb enough to think this was made of it while I know each feature of gorilla glass. Please show me were I said this was gorilla glass.I know what I wrote but the only brainless dude who answered without a second of reflexion isn’t me….. Even tried to be ironic while you’ve been my laughing stock the moment I read your response….. GENIUS

    • Filipp
      January 9, 2015

      What? Any chinese flagship smartphone costs about $300.
      If you need a protection, buy ugly plastic cases and protective glass

      • Airyl
        January 9, 2015

        Nubia X6 wasn’t $300.

        • Filipp
          January 10, 2015

          X6 is not a regular flagship. It is just an enormous phablet.
          Look at Z5, Z7, Mi4, MX4, Honor 6 etc. etc. etc.

          • Airyl
            January 10, 2015

            Oh yes it was. Same goes for the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Vivo Xshot, Vivo Xplay 3S, Zopo ZP999 and Meizu MX4 Pro.

            • Filipp
              January 10, 2015

              I´m talking about smartphones, not phablets, tablets, laptops etc.
              Of course, some brands have different pricing, some more expensive models for western market, but who cares?

            • Flow
              January 11, 2015

              For one a 5,5″ is a phablet, for another it’s just a smartphone.
              But the Nubia Z7 flagship model (the Z7, not the Z7 mini or Z7 max) costs at least $600 for international buyers.
              Most Vivo models are true flagship devices and cost at least $500.
              The Huawei Ascend Mate also at least $500.

            • Airyl
              January 11, 2015

              Dafuq? Where did you pull laptops and tablets from? Every device I’ve mentioned is or was a flagship device. Stop trying to act like you’re right, because you’re not.

  5. Guest
    January 9, 2015

    I don’t want to carry a > 5.5″ phablet in my pocket, so if this is indeed a bezeless design @ a 5″ screen size, they have definitively drawn my attention!

  6. fangbanger
    January 9, 2015

    interesting.

  7. Guest
    January 9, 2015

    Maybe for the Nubia Z9 ?

  8. Frozzem
    January 9, 2015

    well if you drop it you have a broken glass and wasted like 600$ xD a little bit of protection is still needed (until we can create holograms in the air <3)

    • Yeti hand
      January 9, 2015

      …… Have you ever heard of gorilla glass? You know the glass that’s is very resistant to shock and scratch.. I bet noooooo

    • Airyl
      January 10, 2015

      Gorilla Glass isn’t invincible, genius. If you drop it, it’ll still break.

    • Filipp
      January 10, 2015

      What? Any chinese flagship smartphone costs about $300.
      If you need a protection, buy ugly plastic cases and protective glass

    • Airyl
      January 10, 2015

      Nubia X6 wasn’t $300.

    • Filipp
      January 10, 2015

      X6 is not a regular flagship. It is just an enormous phablet.
      Look at Z5, Z7, Mi4, MX4, Honor 6 etc. etc. etc.

    • Airyl
      January 10, 2015

      Oh yes it was. Same goes for the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Vivo Xshot, Vivo Xplay 3S, Zopo ZP999 and Meizu MX4 Pro.

    • flashmozzg
      January 10, 2015

      True. And bezels won’t make it better. They are under the same glass anyway 99% of the time.

    • Filipp
      January 10, 2015

      I´m talking about smartphones, not phablets, tablets, laptops etc.
      Of course, some brands have different pricing, some more expensive models for western market, but who cares?

    • Flow
      January 11, 2015

      For one a 5,5″ is a phablet, for another it’s just a smartphone.
      But the Nubia Z7 flagship model (the Z7, not the Z7 mini or Z7 max) costs at least $600 for international buyers.
      Most Vivo models are true flagship devices and cost at least $500.
      The Huawei Ascend Mate also at least $500.

    • Airyl
      January 11, 2015

      Dafuq? Where did you pull laptops and tablets from? Every device I’ve mentioned is or was a flagship device. Stop trying to act like you’re right, because you’re not.

    • Yeti hand
      January 11, 2015

      gorilla resists up to 1m drop and even phones with bezel can still get their glasses shattered…… GENIUS

    • Airyl
      January 12, 2015

      How many people do you know that hold their phones 1 meter from the ground, GENIUS?

    • Yeti hand
      January 12, 2015

      this should be a new kind of glass that’s hard enough to sustain higher drop, gorilla glass was just an exapmle but looks like I have to explain everything right? Or all the engineers that worked on this decided that a glasse that would explode after the first shock is fine….. GENIUS

    • desponent
      January 12, 2015

      Most phone screen crack on the narrowest point of contact, aka the bezel.

    • Airyl
      January 12, 2015

      Are you an idiot? You were the one who brought up gorilla glass. This whole conversation has been about gorilla glass. It has literally nothing to do with different types of glasses.

      “…… Have you ever heard of gorilla glass? You know the glass that’s is very resistant to shock and scratch.. I bet noooooo”

      GENIUS

    • Yeti hand
      January 12, 2015

      You’re the idiot here I brang the gorilla glass as an example because Manu said without bezel glasses are fragile and you assumed I was dumb enough to think this was made of it while I know each feature of gorilla glass. Please show me were I said this was gorilla glass.I know what I wrote but the only brainless dude who answered without a second of reflexion isn’t me….. Even tried to be ironic while you’ve been my laughing stock the moment I read your response….. GENIUS

    • flashmozzg
      January 12, 2015

      And? Having 1-2 mm thin bezel won’t help at all. And protective case will work as good as before.

    • desponent
      January 12, 2015

      At all? Says who? A flimsy silicone vs metal, guess which work better?

      But eh, w/e believe what you want to believe. I don’t really care what phone some anon is using.

    • flashmozzg
      January 12, 2015

      What metal? There is no metal even if you have bezels. Device front is usually one piece glass. And if you drop a phone on it’s edge without a case it will brake even if it have regular bezels (unless it’s nokia). They will crack anyway, so whats your point?

  9. desponent
    January 10, 2015

    The amount of accidental touch this phone will have will be hilarious.

  10. desponent
    January 10, 2015

    The amount of accidental touch this phone will have will be hilarious.