With smartphones displays getting bigger and bigger every day, people have started worrying about the dimensions of their handsets. Borderless displays are the perfect solution to this problem, and they also look very gorgeous. That is why all the smartphones manufacturers are trying to shave off the bezels around the display, and Meizu has filed a new patent which allows to do it gracefully (first reported by Evan Blass). The current solution for full screen phones is to reduce the bezels by adding a notch on the upper part of the front panel, housing the front camera, the earpiece, and other important sensors.
We first saw it on the iPhone X, and many smartphones manufacturers are imitating it by releasing devices with a notch. But the new patent filed by Meizu gets an even better result. We are talking about an in-display camera which sits just under the same Graphene glass used for the display. The choice of Graphene as the material to make the front panel is because of its transparent nature which allows light to penetrate into the camera sensor. A light sensor and a proximity sensor seems to be included in the patent as well under the display.
In the image of the patent, it is also possible to see an earpiece stuck to the upper border of the front panel. The in-display camera may allow upcoming Meizu devices to have a screen-to-body ratio very close to 100 percent. But at this moment there is no info about the launch of a phone with this technology. From what we know, it may even become just another patent that doesn’t see the light of the day. The most important bezel-less devices which should be announced by Meizu this year are Meizu 15 and 15 Plus. The two flagship phones will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the company.