Could this be the first working sample of Oppo’s new bezel technology?


Following on from leaked patents of a new bezel technology from Oppo are these photos which apparently show the tech in action.

Earlier today we posted news that a leaked patent pointed at a method of creating super slim phones by reflecting the light and contact from the display to transparent borders. The tech was spotted in a leaked patent obtained by Oppo.

Such is the speed of the Chinese tech news we have already seen our first purported leaked images of the technology in action.

oppo narrow bezel 2

It hasn’t been confirmed if this is actually a real Oppo leak or a clever fake, but what it purports to show is a new device running Oppo’s ColorOS with minimal side bezels. Just a very narrow black bezel is showing the images, the second images (with the hand on the right) appears have a slight curve to the left of the display.

Interesting stuff but is it real? Also are bezels as thin as these really a feature you are waiting for?

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30 Comments

  1. Muhammad Yasir
    March 23, 2015

    meh.. who gives a CWAP !
    oppo is overpriced junk !

    • Sensoe
      March 23, 2015

      You do, because you just replied to this post.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        March 23, 2015

        another hater 😀

        • Sensoe
          March 23, 2015

          Fist bump!

    • Manos
      March 23, 2015

      Overpriced yes but it doesn’t look as a junk to me I like it.!

      • Muhammad Yasir
        March 23, 2015

        sorry , that went a bit harsh from me..
        thing is Oppo actually have OFFICIAL recognition and outlet in my country and people NORMALLY hate their phones. which is a bit prejudiced.

        what i meant by junk was that at half the price we can find better phone in chinese markets than pick oppo.their phones are ALWAYS way wayyy overpriced and not worth the big bucks they demand.

        • balcobomber25
          March 23, 2015

          It is no different in Thailand. They have an Official presence here too and most people think they are overpriced junk. They are constantly having big sales to try to move product. I owned two OPPO’s both broke within 3 months and customer service was non existent.

          • Airyl
            March 23, 2015

            I don’t know. The only Oppo I’ve ever used was the Find 5, and that was for some 3-4 weeks. Seemed fine to me, plus there’s massive ROM support.

            • balcobomber25
              March 23, 2015

              I owned the Find 5, it was great for about 3 months and then the problems started setting in. Everything from a faulty battery to faulty memory. Thinking I just got a bad unit, realize it happens with all brands, I bought a second Oppo phone, the N1. That one lasted about 4 months before the same issues started happening. Both times it was a fight with their customer service to get them to fix anything. Usually it resulted in some rep yelling at me and blaming all the phones problems on my usage.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              March 24, 2015

              what the fork ?

              REP yelling at YOU ?

              oh , im soo done with oppo!

            • balcobomber25
              March 24, 2015

              Twice. First time I called them and figured okay I just caught someone on a bad day. Second time I went to an OPPO shop and the person there was even more rude. I was told by one of them “I took too many pictures and that’s why my camera stopped working”. I had maybe 1500 pictures on my phone, but more than half were on my SD card from another phone lol.

          • king david
            March 23, 2015

            I was handing my credit card to pay for the latest OPPO’s, can’t remember the model, in Malaysia, in an OPPO’s outlet last month price at usd327.00 when an ASUS zenfone 5 caught my attention,Place both side by side compared the spec, both are on 4.4.2 kitkats and I remember of my laptop and gaming rigs all of which have lots of ASUS components, I decided to buy the ASUS for usd141.00, I’m happy with my choice, anyway I’m not having any ideas of passing the phone to my grandchildren in 30 years time unless it a Patek Philippe

            • Muhammad Yasir
              March 24, 2015

              HAHA!

            • balcobomber25
              March 24, 2015

              I have always loved the look of OPPO’s but the performance/service just isn’t their to match it. After twice I gave up and became a loyal follower of Xiaomi, THL and Blu/Gionee. Never had a single issue with any of them.

        • Xalis
          March 23, 2015

          Oppo also has official presence in my country, and they sell their phones at the same price than Samsung/Sony flagships, not even their Tv adds help them, I don’t think they will last in our market.

  2. Tjabbe
    March 23, 2015

    First capacitive buttons all the way to the bottom edge then wafer thin phones and now touchscreen to the extreme edges of the device.
    So where exactly are you supposed to hold the damn thing without ‘touching any buttons’. ?

  3. Rob
    March 23, 2015

    Excellent for giving larger screen devices a smaller footprint, not sure if it’s need on sub 5″ phones though.

  4. njren
    March 23, 2015

    Not sure how I feel about the look of the phone, but ColorOS is certainly painful to look at.

  5. Xalis
    March 23, 2015

    Unless it comes with a diamond screen and cost less than $400, this is stupid.

  6. balcobomber25
    March 23, 2015

    A bezeless phone is one of the ugliest things I have ever seen. I would rather very thin bezels (although thick ones don’t really bother me as much as some) than none at all.

  7. Xalis
    March 23, 2015

    When we will see actual innovation instead of more useless gimmicks like curved screens, 4k screens, bezeless screens, supper dupper slimy slime screens with 150mAh batteries.

    • balcobomber25
      March 23, 2015

      Just out of curiosity, not saying i disagree with you, but what do you consider innovation?

      • Andrew P
        March 24, 2015

        There are scientists and engineers to answer this question. Do you believe that there are no different technologies, which could be integrated to phone(sensors for example).

        • balcobomber25
          March 24, 2015

          I didn’t say I disagreed with him…

          I was asking his opinion….

      • George
        March 24, 2015

        unbreakable screens flex 2 poled style to be standard and 1 month battery

        • balcobomber25
          March 24, 2015

          Of those unbreakable screens are probably the only thing close to happening. A 1 month battery is a long ways away, the best phone batteries right now will last about 15-25 hours of continuous use and 3-4 days of normal use. Unless we go back to non HD screens and their is some amazing improvement to soc power management (even more so than 64 bit will provide) I don’t see a month happening in the near future.

  8. balcobomber25
    March 23, 2015

    Most Chinese phones uses Sharp displays already.

  9. Bailey
    March 23, 2015

    Can someone please ban this racist coward from ever leaving a comment in gizchina again.

    • Oz
      March 24, 2015

      Its very racist to call Chinese by that name.

  10. Muhammad Yasir
    March 25, 2015

    HHAHAHAAH , too many pics? oh boy , they really ARE retarded!