Video shows bezel-less Elephone S3 in action

Elepone’s bezel-less Elephone S3 phone got a few comments yesterday when we posted images of the phone, perhaps this video is in answer to some of those comments?

Yesterday, Yash posted some renders of an all metal Elephone S3 phone featuring a bezel-less design. It didn’t take long for the comments to start rolling in claiming the images are nothing more than Photoshop and people will only believe it if there is a video proving it.

Perhaps Elephone were listening as they sent us this link today showing an operational Elephone S3, bezel-less design and all.

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The video isn’t very detailed and simply shows the S3 playing a demonstration video while the camera zooms in to show that details of the video are in fact being placed at the very outer edges the display.

In addition to the video Elephone have offered us a few specification details including a 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 display, Gorilla Glass, metal body and rear fingerprint scanner. Pricing isn’t mentioned but a release date of March has.

Elephone S3 Images

Personally I’m not all that interested in the bezel-less design movement. I would much prefer a curved display for aesthetics or uber thin bezels for practicality. I’m still uncertain what the bezel-less design really brings to the phone as a whole. What are your opinions?

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  1. saor
    February 17, 2016

    Since I always put a cover on my phone, bezels don’t bother me. A nice looking phone is a nice looking phone with or without the bezels.

    • E8hffff
      February 17, 2016

      Same. I’m more interested in hardware specs.

      • Ahsan
        February 17, 2016

        Don’t forget continuous software updating support.

  2. Henk
    February 17, 2016

    So where’s the video?

    • February 17, 2016

      starts about 1minute in

  3. Adam Irvine
    February 17, 2016

    Promo cr@p…

  4. February 17, 2016

    I had a chuckle at the title of the video. “Leaks”? It’s a company account, lol.
    So much for abusing a hot-word.

  5. MattD
    February 17, 2016

    “bezelles” bring an arguably better design and an unmatched fragility of the phone…
    If engineers have to work, I’d like they work hard to put the bigger battery possible in the phone, rather than create a smartphone without bezels for no real advantage!

  6. E8hffff
    February 17, 2016

    Kind of boring looking phone. White phones always look cheap to me anyway. Maybe the 20MP camera is a saving grace for it.

  7. highwind
    February 17, 2016

    Fighting every fraction of a millimeter on the “side bezel” while putting the control buttons onscreen and not on that centimeter thick bottom part is just plain and simple retarded

  8. Lgg2
    February 17, 2016

    Elephone obviously can’t win.when they have bezels people complain.but when they make a bezelles phone,people complain that they should focus on something else,like a larger battery,because bezels aren’t an issue..

  9. jimberkas
    February 17, 2016

    I agree that bezeless is meaningless. i do prefer small bezels over huge bezels. the renders and reported specs do seem very nice. I’ll keep an open mind on this one.

    anyone notice the video on the phone said Hisense on it? Wondering if that had some significance, is Hisense somehow involved with this phone? I’m kind of a fan of Hisense.

    March 8, 2016

    you can enter to check the real pictures.