Lenovo vice president teases a new smartphone with a full-screen display

A teaser image has revealed a new full-screen smartphone from Lenovo, and this one doesn't even have a notch.

  • Published: May 8, 2018 5:04 PM IST
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With the trend of smartphones having bigger screens without impacting the overall size of the device catching steam, smartphone makers have adopted the idea of full-screen smartphones with high screen-to-body ratio. One of the first devices to explore the screen-dominated concept was Xiaomi, with the Xiaomi Mi MIX. The idea truly gained mainstream popularity with the Apple iPhone X, which also introduced the ‘notch’, a cutout for the sensors.

Lenovo seems to be the latest smartphone maker to jump onto the all-screen bandwagon, with a teaser being shared on Weibo by the company’s vice president. The teaser, shared on Weibo along with a poll by Chang Cheng, the Lenovo vice president that shared the image, was spotted by Android Pure. It showcases a render of a device that has its screen stretching the the top edge of the phone, with no visible ‘notch’. This would make it closer in design to the Xiaomi Mi MIX series than the Apple iPhone X.

Notably, the teaser does not even show the entire smartphone, cutting off before the bottom and right side. Not much else is known about the phone, except the poll as part of the post. The poll suggests that the device could have a screen-to-body ratio in excess of 95 percent, which would make it the highest screen-to-body ratio on any smartphone today. Most all-screen phones have screen-to-body ratios around the 80-90 percent range today.

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The post on Weibo also reveals details on the launch of the device, which is scheduled to be on June 14. Nothing else is known for now, including the price, global availability details or specifications of the phone. The cryptic post does promise a lot from Lenovo though, and this will likely be the company’s biggest smartphone launch of the year when it does come.

  • Published Date: May 8, 2018 5:04 PM IST