2017 is the year of edge-to-edge display as we see manufacturers from Xiaomi to Samsung embracing the new aspect ratio of 18:9. With narrower bezels, not only are elements home button and navigation buttons removed, but such displays also take a user’s viewing and engaging experience a notch higher. If you are a fan of bigger displays with thinner bezels, here is our list of top smartphones which boast the newer display design, and are priced under Rs 40,000.
Fresh in the market, OnePlus 5T launched last night, and among its highlights is the new edge-to-edge display. As a successor to the OnePlus 5, the newly-launched 5T features a massive 6.01-inch Full Optic AMOLED display with full HD+ (2160×1080 pixels) resolution and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The narrow bezel design is one of the factors that differentiates it from the OnePlus 5. With dual cameras as the second highlight, OnePlus 5T will be going on sale priced at Rs 32,999 for the base model with 6GB of RAM, and Rs 37,999 for the high-end model with 8GB of RAM. ALSO READ: OnePlus 5T First Impressions: The little things make a difference
Priced at Rs 37,990, the LG G6 is also one of the newer phones with larger display, and thinner bezels. The front is dominated by a 5.7-inch display fitted in a body of a 5.2-inch phone. In short, you get a tall display with larger screen real estate in a compact form factor. Making the offering interesting is the 13-megapixel dual-camera setup at the back. ALSO READ: LG G6 review: The flagship smartphone that you deserved, a year ago!
Akin to the OnePlus 5T, the Oppo F5 also features an edge-to-edge 6-inch full HD+ display. Coming from Oppo’s portfolio, the F5 also boasts selfie-centric capabilities. It features a 20-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. Price of the Oppo F5 is Rs 19,990. ALSO READ: Oppo F5 Review: Bringing AI prowess to your selfies
Honor 9i is the cheapest smartphone in our list of 18:9 display phones. Priced at Rs 17,999, it features a 5.9-inch QHD+ (1080×2160 pixels) resolution display. Although the side bezels are narrower on the smartphone, the top and bottom bezels continue to be prominent. Other highlight of the smartphone is its dual-camera setup, which is a combination of 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel cameras at the back. ALSO READ: Honor 9i review: A smartphone trying to be perfect
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2
The second-generation device from Xiaomi’s Mi MIX range, the Mi MIX 2, launched in India at Rs 35,999. The phablet packs a 5.99-inch full HD+ display with an aspect ratio 18:9 aspect ratio. Unlike other phones, the Mi MIX 2 features a front camera which is repositioned at the chin of the front panel, giving an iPhone X-like edge-to-edge appearance. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Review: When a smartphone becomes an experience
Another selfie-centric smartphone in the list, the Vivo V7+ features a 5.99-inch HD+ display. Now, this display resolution might stand a notch lesser than the competing Oppo F5 that also comes with an edge-to-edge display, however, the V7+ compensates with its 24-megapixel front camera that comes with a portrait mode for DSLR-like Bokeh effect to self portraits. The Vivo V7+ is priced at Rs 21,990. ALSO READ: Vivo V7+ Review: Fighting the wide-screen fight
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