Forget Xiaomi’s Mi MIX, Samsung’s, Galaxy S8 or Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8: Apple supplier Sharp is set to launch a completely bezeless devices on the July 17. According to GizChina, Sharp’s rather mundanely branded FS8016 and FS8010 phones will have 100 percent seamless appearance with no bezels on the sides and really high screen to body ratios.

The otherwise identical Android devices have different processors: the FS8016 model uses a Snapdragon 660 processor with 6GB of RAM while its FS8010 counterpart is powered by a Snapdragon 330 chip with 4GB of RAM.

Each phone will come running on Android 7.1.1 and have a 5.5-inch display with with a 2,048-by-1,080 pixel resolution, dual twelve-megapixel rear cameras, an eight-megapixel camera on the front and 64 GB of onboard memory.

I’m not surprised that Sharp has managed to design what’s essentially a seamless phone with a 100 percent full-screen face with no visible bezels given their awesome Aquos Crystal device in 2014, which filed as the first phone to have three of its sides completely bezel-less.

Are you surprised that Sharp is set to beat other smartphone vendors and launch a completely bezeless device? Chime in with your thoughts in the comment section.

  • iBanks

    Too boxy looking. Me likey curves.

    • muskingo

      You likey Ashley Graham then…

      • iKhalil

        The one from resident evil 4?

    • Vinnie Bones

      Like Phil Jackson shoulders

  • David Pomerleau

    No. No I am not surprised.

  • muskingo

    Sharp’s rather mundanely branded FS8016 and FS8010 phones

    FS stands for full screen perhaps.

  • Ron

    I see a bezel.

    • Shadowelite123

      The camera? lol

      • KMZM

        yes that front camera tho

  • tariq

    I hope the battery supports the screen well

    • If it’s OLED then yeah the battery will do just fine.

      • tariq

        i currently use s7e, as u know it uses amoled but battery lasts same amount as my brothers and sisters 6S, which run on lcd. I am not saying OLED doesnt help, but with a screen bigger than s7 the battery might have a hard time running a whole day. Unless of course they make the phone thicker than the trending phones, which i would not mind at all honestly

  • AAPL.To.Break.$155.Soon.>:-)

    Is having a bezel-less smartphone all that important for most users? I would think there are far more important things that sell smartphones than lacking a bezel. How well do bezel-less smartphones survive a drop without cracking the display? I’d think some side protection would be helpful to resist display damage. Whatever. Once these media people get on some kick, all practicality goes out the window. What’s the harm in having a lousy couple of centimeters for a bezel? Anyone think Sharp’s smartphone sales are going to suddenly leap much higher for having a bezel-less smartphone? Unlikely.

    • mickey

      No you’re right but it’s something to distinguish themselves as “the first” in a new technology in a very competitive market. I don’t think completely bezel-less is that important but minimal bezels definitely is. The iPhone for instance has always had a pretty large body and could be much smaller without the bezels & home button.

    • James Coulee

      Most bezel-with phones take the glass to the edge just the same, though.

  • Y2J: Keeper of the List

    That’s a really good looking phone and I might actually look into get one once i learn more about it

  • Laszlo Gaspar

    The next iphone has a lot to live up too.

    • Steve__S

      Not really. The current generation of phones is more about show than about performance or functionality. I understand the design trend to minimize bezels, but they also serve a function and removing them completely may look nice in photos, but they don’t seem as practical. Even with this phone, the cut-out for the camera looks stupid.

      • mjoecups

        His point that the iPhone has a lot to live up to is true. Always. As long as it’s the fastest and best looking and has an excellent new version of IOS, it will be fine.

      • Steve__S

        I understand his point, but disagree. My point is that the bar is not nearly as high as he seems to think. The current generation iPhone 7 internals are more than competitive with the best Android phones on the market that were introduced this year. At best, something of a “fresh new look” in some fashion is all that’s needed. I suspect we’ll get that and more.

  • Chris Ryan

    i don’t understand why this is even remotely a big deal…personally i think it looks horrible too

    to each his/her own tho

    • Steve__S

      Agreed. Reducing the bezel is one thing, but removing it completely is another. I don’t understand the point of having the camera cut-out either. That must be very distracting for displaying photos and movies.

  • Rowan09

    Is that vertical cameras like what’s rumored on the iPhone “8”? It doesn’t look bad after all.

  • Good luck with accidental drops.

  • mjoecups

    Not surprised. Sharp made the screen for Newton too.

  • sfjohn

    Super nice looking indeed, but there is more to a great smartphone than just looks…

  • Diego Milano

    What’s with the colorful fishes?

  • KMZM

    Sharp is such an Innovative company. Not like Apple.