We have seen Samsung, Xiaomi and LG introducing a new concept of ‘bezelless’ smartphones already but now is the time of Sharp. The company has geared up to bring Sharp Aquos S2 later this week – the bezelless smartphone with on-screen fingerprint scanner.
The integrated fingerprint scanners are long-considered as one of the more futuristic elements with even Vivo working on something similar. It is really surprising to see a relatively-small player like Sharp making innovations. Somewhere in the future, the company plans to make phones with a 100% screen-to-body ratio, but that seems like a distant goal.
The upcoming Aquos S2 smartphone having 5.5 inches of display will reportedly come with the smallest bezels ever. The manufacturer claims the device will come with a 84.95% screen-to-body ratio, beating the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 (83.6%), Galaxy S8+ (84%) and Xiaomi Mi Mix (83.6%).
However the front camera is going to be the most awkwardly-placed one at the top of the phone, which hinders a flush design. Sharp justifies the design by saying that the front camera is located on a position where the notification bar displays almost no content so it doesn’t hinder user experience.
Sharp has decided to bring fingerprint sensor integrated into the display itself as there is no much space left on the front. That means Sharp has once again managed to beat bigger names like Samsung and Apple, as the latter is rumored to be working on a similar concept for the iPhone 8.
The rest of the specs for the Sharp Aquos S2 reportedly include a Snapdragon 630 or 660 processor, 4 or 6 GB RAM, dual 12 MP back cameras and an 8 MP front camera.