Let’s get deeper into what notch and bezel-less means?
Notch and bezel-less are the two technical terms that are used interchangeably at times, but they do not mean the same. The notch in simple means, a small stripe or a spot at the top of the screen that accommodates components like front camera, flash, sensors, speaker etc.
Bezel-less, on the other hand. In short, whatever you see besides the screen at the front panel is a bezel.
Notches were introduced with the launch of Essential phone in August 2017 which caught much attention in the market. But after the launch of iPhone X, the popularity for notches really hit the roof. Now we can see every smartphone is going for the notch.
Well, in the case of bezel-less smartphones, there’s no one truly bezel-less smartphone yet because of the smartphones launched recently have some amount of bezels in them. The first smartphone that started this trend was actually the Sharp Aquos crystal which was launched in 2014.
Now, Samsung and even Apple have their own smartphones with the minimum amount of bezels. The maximum amount of bezel-free design was on a smartphone mad by Vivo, which is actually a concept phone was just shown to the public in the recently held MWC at Barcelona, they say it could have a 98% body to screen ratio which is the closest anyone has ever got to making a smartphone completely bezel-free.
Pros of Bezel-less/Notch screen
- All screen edge to edge display.
- More space to maneuver
- Improved gaming/movie watching experience.
- Better looks
Cons of Bezel-less/Notch screen
- More vulnerable to get damaged completely.
- More expensive.
- Features a complex mechanism.
- Screen replacement is the only option even for minor cracks.