The highest screen-to-body ratio is something that every phone manufacturer strives to attain initially. They are currently working toward a fullscreen experience. The pop-up camera and second screen have replaced the notch trend as a way to further reduce bezels. Oppo has chosen to take the lead on this front and has today displayed its most recent prototype with a technology oddly dubbed Waterfall Screen.
Images of this prototype were first released by the company’s VP Brian Shen on Weibo, but they have now since been posted on Oppo’s official Twitter account. The waterfall screen refers to a dual-edge curved screen with a higher curvature than we have ever seen on a smartphone, as you can see in the image that is attached below.
Although there have been several curved screen smartphones in the past, Oppo’s waterfall screen is unique in that it has an 88-degree bend on the left and right borders. They have very thin bezels that aren’t visible from the front and are practically perpendicular to the front screen. No, the chin is not larger than the top bezel. Both the top and bottom bezels have likewise been cut to the very edges.
Additionally, the photograph below contrasts an experimental waterfall screen with Oppo’s ground-breaking Find X smartphone, which was created to offer an all-screen experience in a world dominated by notches. The latest prototype has the largest screen-to-body ratio on a smartphone thanks to a larger aspect ratio, maybe 21:9 like the Xperia 1 and Moto One Vision.
In addition, this prototype is boxier and narrower than the Oppo Find X, which features a curved design. With smartphones offering up to 90% screen-to-body on the front, we are more than satisfied with the fullscreen displays now on the market. Phone manufacturers are being forced to take extreme efforts in the race to attain 100% fullscreen experience.
Whether Oppo is employing a pop-up module or whether it baked the under-screen camera it had exhibited at MWC Shanghai earlier this year into this handset is not clear from these official photographs. This might be the Find X’s replacement, which has been speculated about for a while.
Along with Oppo, its sibling company Vivo is also said to be developing a new NEX replacement that is similar. The so-called NEX 3 is anticipated to have a high edge curvature and provide a screen-to-body ratio of over 100% thanks to a curved display. Do you believe that this will help smartphones provide a more immersive experience? Do you favour flat displays instead? Tell us in the comments section below.