By Stephen Schenck | February 5, 2014 4:38 PM
Smartphone manufacturers sure seem to enjoy little more than one-upping each other, an attitude that has brought us such struggles as the fight for SoC core count, battle of handset thinness, or the megapixel wars. Lately, we’ve noticed a number of OEMs either delivering phones with stunningly thin bezels surrounding their screens, or at least heard about companies rumored to be working on such designs. Will the race to shrink bezels down to nothingness be the next competition to consume the industry? LG may be bringing its A-game to the table with the G Pro 2, as rumors suggest we’re looking at a mere sliver of a bezel.
A report out of South Korea claims that the G Pro 2 will feature a side bezel that’s just 0.4 millimeters wide.
We’ve already seen a couple images purporting to reveal the G Pro 2 (though there is something a bit off about the rear shot, forcing us to at least consider the possibility that these are just well-done fan renders). While we did get to see the phone’s face in one pic (above), it was at such an extreme angle that it’s difficult to even verify if this 0.4mm rumor is in the right ballpark.
Considering how handset size becomes a more problematic factor when we push into phablet territory, it would really behoove LG to minimize bezel thickness as much as possible, so this rumor is at least plausible, though still far from verified.