Phones with very little border around their faces, such as the and , have their displays running up right to the edges. Though they're appealing to the eyes, these bezel-less nearly all screen phones don't necessarily add anything functionally (with some exceptions, including the more recent Samsung Galaxy flagships). In fact, an all-screen phone increases the chances that you'll accidentally touch the display while you're holding the phone.
But these phones can't help but draw us in, even if it means a few mistaken presses. Perhaps because they look like all the futuristic tech we imagined when we were kids, with their superthin, supersleek and superminimalist design. Having no bezel -- or even a barely-there bezel -- just looks sexy.
Though the feature hasn't reached mainstream popularity just yet, there are many phones that aspire to have the look. Fingers crossed we'll be seeing more and more of this design to come. Here's what we've seen so far.
Editors' note: This story was first published on Jan. 20, 2017 and has since been updated.
iPhone XS and XS Max
Just like their iPhone X predecessor, theand have screen notches and thin bezels but no home buttons. The smaller iPhone XS adds impressive camera improvements to the already-great iPhone X, has a faster processor and dual SIM support. Meanwhile, the supersize iPhone XS Max crams a 6.5-inch screen and all of the same great features of the iPhone XS into a Plus-size body. Read the and .
Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus
Coming in new blue and purple color variants, thepackages a gorgeous 5.8-inch screen, a dual-curved design and terrific cameras for well-lit shots that can't go wrong. Its bigger brother, the , adds a larger display, a higher-capacity battery and a second rear camera. Read the and .
Oppo Find X
By popping out its front-facing camera from inside the body instead of placing it on the front, theachieves superthin bezels all around. Besides its top-of-the-line features such as 3D face scanning for unlocking, it also has a beautiful design, a great camera and long battery life with fast charging. .
Perhaps the most bizarre phone in this roundup is the. This phone actually has two screens -- a 6.3-inch LCD display and a 5.1-inch OLED display on the back -- as well as an onscreen fingerprint reader. there are two cameras on the back, and the rear display is supposed to be your viewfinder to snap the perfect photo. .
Theis a lot like the Oppo Find X (they share the same parent company, after all). The pop-up camera module is smaller, but the all-screen face has razor-thin bezels and no speaker grille to get in the way. It has an in-screen fingerprint reader, too. .
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia's swanky looks a bit like last year's , but that's not such a bad thing. The elegantly designed 5.5-inch phone is water resistant, packs 8GB of RAM, and features 12- and 13-megapixel rear cameras. Though unfortunately it won't come to the US, it'll make its way to Europe in April with an official 749 euro and AU$1,199 price tag (that's around $925 and £660, converted). .
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Theis a big, beautiful phone with top-tier specs including a massive battery and internal storage that starts at 128GB. The smart S Pen doubles as a wireless remote for taking long-distance selfies. .
We had a lot of high hopes for the. Alas, its mediocre battery life, half-baked software and premature modular accessories mean the phone has a lot more work to do. But one thing you have to commend it for is its stunning looks, and deep discounts on its price make the phone a bit more appealing. .
LG V40 ThinQ
The's five cameras give you a variety of photography options. Plus, it has a 6.4-inch screen, but is still comfortable to hold. It's water resistant, and it has expandable memory and a headphone jack, too. .
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor, the Xiaomi is also expected to release a 5G version of the Mi Mix 3 some time next year.. .has a 6.39-inch display, four cameras (two on the back, two on the front) and comes in a variant with a whopping 10GB of RAM.
Sony Xperia XZ3
The Xperia XZ3 is big, powerful and expensive. It features a 6-inch screen, a single 19-megapixel rear camera, a water-resistant design and wireless charging. It also runs Android Pie and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset..
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