The Serendipity S7 shows up in the flesh and retains its super narrow bezels


Serendipity S7

All to often renders of a new smartphone don’t quite live up to expectation once the device launches. Not true with the Serendipity S7 which retains ultra narrow belles even in the flesh.

The Serendipity S7 has been seen and photographed in real photos revealing an amazing narrow screen bezel. As you can see in the photos the 5.5-inch display runs from edge to edge of the phone with very minimal frame-work to the left and right.

Made of alloy, the S7 weighs only 120g and boasts a 5.5-inch Gorilla Glass 2.5D display, 2GB RAM and a 13 mega-pixel rear camera. For now the only other details we know are a 2600mAh battery, 16GB memory, and a Snapdragon 400 CPU, this last detail might lose the S7 a couple of potential buyers who will want the better performance of a 64bit Mediatek chip.

Pricing for the phone remains to be seen, but a first batch of phones will be launched shortly just ahead of the Chinese New Year.

[ Weibo ]
Previous Exclusive: THL 2015 full specifications, photos and pricing
Next Letv to launch a better iPhone 6 Plus

22 Comments

  1. trapchan
    February 11, 2015

    dat ugly buttons

    • Muhammad Yasir
      February 11, 2015

      i honestly dont care about the buttons if the phone packs a punch and is well priced!

      • Stef
        February 13, 2015

        I do, without them it would be as small as iphone 6. The biggest size that is comfortable if you ask me (after that size it’s a downwards spiral). Also software buttons are very cool, they are there only when/if you need them, with simple tweaks you can have them dissappear when unneeded, you can’t have physical buttons disappear, they are always there reminding you how uncomfortable a phone can be.

        • geronimonster
          March 14, 2015

          because of course the bezel only houses the buttons doesn’t it?

          • Stef
            March 18, 2015

            Indeed, everything else accounts for about 20% of the bezel in any dimension. So yeah the buttons are the primary occupants of a bezel.

            • geronimonster
              March 18, 2015

              Hence all those buttonless phones with 80% smaller bezels?

            • Stef
              March 18, 2015

              Yes. See here: http://www.omegagadget.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Docomo-Sharp-Zeta5-SH-04F-Omega-Gadget-1.jpg

              And if it was not for the logo, it would be even smaller. There is literally only two things to put on front, the camera, and the light meter. Imagine how small most phones would be if they followed Sharp’s example. Instead they keep on encumbering the front with things which could well be on the sides (speakers) or not at all (buttons).

            • geronimonster
              March 18, 2015

              Yep, silly how they just added all that empty space behind the docomo branding isn’t it?

            • Stef
              March 18, 2015

              Indeed, I don’t see the point. Better have the phone be thicker, it would have been even more ergonomic.

              I’m currently using the 5 inch version of this phone (sharp crystal) and I’m holding it upside down. It’s the only 5 inch phone that I can actually use one handed. It’s usability leaves the classic phone makers (apple, samsung, htc) to the dust. I always laugh at the akward movements needed to operate those hefty devices.

              Finally someone who agrees with me, btw, you’re right it’s silly how that space is used. Better never to be there… (and let the phone be 0.5 mm thicker, to put the hardware underneath the Docomo logo to be there..,)

  2. Sat
    February 11, 2015

    Screen-On-Pictures would have been nicer! 😉

    • February 11, 2015

      Like the first image? 😉

      • Sat
        February 11, 2015

        Ooops! 😉

  3. Muhammad Yasir
    February 11, 2015

    i certainly hope we see a 64 bit processor here or this will be another case of the “nearly” phone , which is inches away from a 100/100 review but is let down by childish shortcomings!

  4. RRRobert
    February 11, 2015

    A quick calculation learns that if this 5,5″ screen has bezels of just 2 mm on the sides, it would potentially have a with of less than 73 mm (correct me if I’m wrong). That’s very close to what most 5″ screen phones measures. Nice work, but a Snapdragon 400 would be a big turn down indeed.

  5. Paul Sleight
    February 11, 2015

    This is a good looking device. Would be nice to know if it’s going to be available internationally, and if it supports FDD LTE

  6. Adam Irvine
    February 11, 2015

    If the price is right, then it’s a decent looking purchase in my opinion… Sure it hasn’t got ‘wowa-weewaa’ specs going on, but like I said, if the price is right then it’ll be a head turner of a phone with that appearance and I’m sure it’d do a half decent job of a smart phone too… 🙂

  7. Tzimakos
    February 11, 2015

    Why do companies keep sabotaging the most gorgeous phones by equiping them with awful hardware?

  8. desponent
    February 11, 2015

    “Wow, nice phone, what’s that?”
    “Serendipity!”

  9. ufg
    February 12, 2015

    Gotta say, liking how this looks (, of course apart from the ageing hardware). Those capacitive button shapes look really nice and unique.

  10. pedro
    February 12, 2015

    Interesting

  11. NokiaC7
    February 12, 2015

    Still better than using mt6582..

  12. Mesterio
    February 13, 2015

    Shame, SMH & KMT