Is this a new Xperia smartphone with near-zero bezel?

by XB on 3rd February 2014

in Rumours

Xperia thin bezel_2We’re still fascinated in this day and age that up and coming gadgets can still be snapped by poor cameras, especially considering even entry-level phones have half-decent cameras. Anyway, the blurry picture below claims to show a new Sony Xperia smartphone from which we can’t make out much apart from what appears to be a very, very thin bezel. With such blurrycam pics it’s difficult to know if this fake or not, what do you think?

Xperia thin bezel_1

Xperia thin bezel_2

Via Digi-wo.

  • raj

    Bezels were one thing that Sony needed to address in their devices….
    I always dream as to how my Xperia Z Ultra would have looked, if it had slim bezels

    If true, this will be a real Sexy device

  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    then this will be my hottest Xperia ever ;) am gonna save my money for this :D

  • Persian User

    Wow, Sony is on fire,

    Just keep everything secret and surprise everyone in the time of introduction.

  • this has to be z2 and sirius or whatever is not z2

    i hope this has frontfacing stereospeakers aswell hope

  • sonus

    This is more likely a display panel.

  • ice4banday

    SERIOUSLY? My Sony Ericsson T610 from a million years ago took better pics than this!

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  • Clarence Alvarado

    Sad news. Top and bottom still has large bezels. Hahaha

    Kidding aside, those bezels help me in landscape mode of my Z1

  • Joh Kevin Manabat

    Oooh nice, no buttons.

  • lsls

    Wow, if this is real it would be like a slap in the face to the “bezle cry monkeys”! And to LG and their G2.. :P

  • If this is true it will be cool :)

  • John Carew

    It’s intentally blur.

  • Ankith Rai

    :P those ugly bezel ,,
    now people(haters) will say “what if i accidently touch the screen due to small bezels”

  • Piotr Zet

    Maybe Z2 Ultra or New Xperia Tablet

  • Richard

    Those are normal size bezels. It’s just an enormous phone. Xperia Ultra Ultra Ultra with a 10″ display.

  • lucasarg

    Zl 1

  • Ankith Rai

    can’t be ultra version b’coz the z ultra had 6 apps in a line . this has only 4

  • haha

    ya its on fire that they will get burnt down soon

  • asdf

    like my mom

  • redwan

    Its a zl 1 or z2

  • sisore

    SexyPeria :p

  • Are you guys sure it’s not just a screen panel?

  • Vhan Modders

    So, theres still any devices can shoot in blur mode these days. :D

  • Mint

    Sony fans six months ago:
    “Nooo thin bezels suck, we need huge bezels to hold the phone properly don’t you get it!!!!11”

    Sony fans today:
    “Damn what a sexy phone, those thin bezels are amazing!”

  • Stephen Mcloughlin

    just because bezels in picture cant be seen, doesnt make em smaller
    these photos remind me of my z1 shooting pictures at night :)

  • JHMBB2

    Fake. I assume the blurriness had to do with trying to sneak a shot in though, if this happens to be real.

  • J.

    Hope it will b a midranger so dat my money can buy it…..

  • cherry

    how do i play games with such little bezel? dual-shock 3 controller? marketing strategy done right.

  • sony

    I’m not bezel hater.i love my z1 bezel..i love Sony

  • ok

    Remember the blurry photo which was supposed to be the z1 mini? This is either fake like that one or it might be the same one. It looks big though

  • Abhishek Kumar

    ZL successor <3

  • rockz0829

    its intentional my dear friend … :D

  • Gökay Kaya

    In the second picture with the bezel, if you look closely, there is a vertical shadow beside the bezel. Could it be glass? This would be awesome!

  • ShinOrochiX

    Good thinking, it could actually be-just with a cardboard print of the UI, or something like that…

  • Jaywalker

    Zero bezel would be a mistake. You can’t touch by accident any app that is closer to the edge and mess up the whole thing.

  • Jaywalker

    CORRECTION: “you can touch”

  • I wouldn’t say it’s a cardboard since the first pic got a reflection. I was think that it’s just a panel because you don’t get the sense of the thickness from the picture but again it could just be a bad photo.

    And if it is just a panel shot, what was the point of leaking it? Could it be that Sony is testing 2k display?

  • zairolafzal zainal

    It seems like sony foumd new replacement metal for their upcoming device structure. Z using skeleton frame, z1 using metal frame n maybe this time glass frame??

  • Alessandro Romano

    Bezels are necessary for waterproof, i suppose.

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  • Colby Leong

    I like the side bezels on the Z1, the top and bottom bezels are what kills it

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  • Mokhtar Mouhib

    This is you rooock

  • Piotr Zet

    how do you know what the new Xperia Z Ultra will have a 5.5-inch screen can. I think that this is the Z2

  • Fynjy7771

    My ZL has pretty small bezels, and I love it, and I don’t have any problems with it even with my big hands.

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  • A.Vandelay

    Even the most advanced and expensive camera can take blurry pictures if the PERSON behind it don’t know how to use it. So please, don’t blame the camera.

  • chen

    it’s language must be in chinese because I can recognize the word “album”and”video’ in chinese

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  • Daniel Dorestant

    Can you prove the same fans that liked the thick bezel are the ones that like the thinner bezel?

    All Sony fans have the same opinion now?

  • Kamil1308

    In my opinion its just a screen panel

  • Ankith Rai

    what if these images are taken in a spy-cam like a pen or something
    As sony is strict on their no-leak policy

  • Raj Singh

    It’s doubtful Sony would ditch the bezels but you never know…
    Some bezel is needed to hold the phone while watching video or reading or typing, et cetera.
    I don’t want to feel restricted by only being able to the hold the “phone” a certain way but less bezel would be cool.

  • SmallerXperia

    This is BS! How small the screen then is if walkman icon compared to “j” key on keyboard (apple?) is half the size…

  • SmallerXperia

    They are focused on light source! That long type (forgot the name) lamp is never blurred…

  • mabz23

    I think picture was taken with xperia s. Like every other xperia s my one has focus issues

  • roeshak

    Finally something to hope for. If any of this is true then Sony’s got something special to come sometime this year. Fingers crossed, or was starting to fear they were just gonna hand Samsung such an easy victory this year.

  • surethom

    So true, as a Sony Xperia s user I have posted before the the bezels on Sony phones are too big, & got abuse, now it has all changed. I guess that he difference between fans of a phone & fanboys?

  • Guest

    this is intentionally blurred look at the light reflections!

  • Guest

    the light reflections are clear it was intentionally blurred!

  • ShinOrochiX

    Oh yea, stupid mistake by me :-/. Thanks for the correction. ;-) Need to work on my observational skills. Lol.

  • Fynjy7771

    I love these bezels *_*. Hope ZL succesor will have bezels like these.

  • tiqitoq

    they dont wan’t big, they dont want small!

    so what they want then?

    ever heard of “not too small, not too big”? LOL!

    how about common sense?

  • Angry T user

    Where is my T update ? Jan is over…

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  • Keon Fraites

    Using that dock on my Xperia Z works just fine lol

  • guest

    The reflections are clear because the camera is focused on them and not the display.

  • Bob

    New ZL with EVEN THINNER bezels?? I must be dreaming…

  • i love my z1 too the bezel is completely fine but i would prefer thinner but yes it looks gorgeous even with that size bezels

  • Mr. Blurrycam strikes again.

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  • Battal Aljadei

    Yes it’s true, And it’s code name’s “Xperia Canopus”, maybe it’s the ZL-2 .
    here’s the concept photos from Phone Arena .

  • If Sony’s gonna be producing this thinly bezeled smartphone, I’ll be switching back to Xperia.

  • HardyHarHar

    Next Century brother… January 1, Next century at about 12:03:54am. Sony told me.

  • HardyHarHar

    I got a toy spy pen which I bought at a mall toy store and it captures clear pictures than this.

  • HardyHarHar

    near-zero bezel is different than small bezels.

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  • Anonymous

    Sony, please make the white version white all around, and not just white on the back. I’ve been holding off on buying a new Xperia flagship for long time hoping you’ll be making it at some point. Just look at the way Apple, Samsung, and LG do it and simply copy them, since it’s too complicated for you apparently :-)

  • Ziich

    you don’t just go from humongous bezels to bezeless in one go. you just don’t. top and bottom bezels are what stopped me from getting the z1. please let this be true give me a z2 about the size of a n5 or z i hope that aint too much to ask for

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  • harrold

    it could be cardboard under the panel :P

  • Forgetful

    I recall reading this somewhere before that this will be a WiFi version only? As in.. no celular connection? =(

  • Adhi.suryana

    Oled panel? Curved screen?

  • Xenon

    I assume when you say “Shoot”, you ment photography and not video. Devices with Xenon flash almost NEVER gets blury photos XD
    Overexposed maybe but alnost never blury ;P

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  • 3rdflyleaf

    I know right!

  • 3rdflyleaf

    Sexy device without waterproof.

  • elpollillo

    So right..

  • elpollillo

    If u look carefully, the camera isn’t focused in the screen, is focused in the image reflected in the glass..

  • Ryan West

    Its true but if you want to make your smartphone waterproof you have to make shortcuts and also the battery can be larger with the big bezels on the Z1.

  • AA :P

    “battery can be larger”
    so far no proof of that. sony’s never produced a monster battery phone. they seem to be happy to let users feel edgy. that ways they’ll constantly clutch their phones and make like they love their phones … kidding.

    agree that some compromises have to be done, but the z1 compact seems like it has a tad too much bezel. I love my XT because it’s pretty compact.

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  • Ryan West

    That’s because there are parts in the phone that makes it waterproof. If they remove it they can make a bigger battery but then is the phone ofcourse not waterproof anymore.

  • Fynjy7771

    Agree with you, but with bezels like on a picture above I wouldn’t have any troubles as well. Just need to put there a frame, which would a little bit protrude beyond the plane of the screen, just like in ZL. By the way, this kind of frame protects screen while lying on a flat surface.

  • kakooli

    so. let me get this shit straight. sony releases the Z1 with some bezel and ppl bitch and moan about it. Now sony “could” realease a phone with thin bezels and ppl are still btiching about “accidently touchng the screen”. WHAT THE FUK DO U GUYS WANT THEN? A HOLOGRAPHIC SCREEN?
    there is a trade with everthing good integrated. LITERALLY EVERYTHING.

  • AA :P

    agreed. but they still could work with the design to make it not so thin. who knows, thin is in – so if people prefer thinner phone/ or its suits the marketing folks – at the cost of battery life, maybe sony knows what sells best.

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  • z2

    is this the new Z2? source

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  • Brad Williams

    “especially considering even entry-level phones have half-decent cameras.” That statement should tell you unequivocally this is a fake. Of course it is a fake and of course any digital camera can take a better pic than that!!! My old SE T610 could’ve done 10X better than that.

  • Compact Boi

    We want something like Xperia ZL, its bezel is so perfect!

  • solpa


    IT LOOKS PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Sral

    Got no problems with mine…

  • Timbo1

    I don’t really mind the top and bottom bezels it make it easier to put thumbs when watching a movie or playing a game that requires rotation without touching the screen. Then again the Nexus 4 had bezels on top and bottom and they were praised for the reason I just gave…..hmmm

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  • ChinaIsCompletelyAcoward

    try to look at the notification bar please.. there is a network signal.. i guess it is not the wifi version.

  • ChinaIsCompletelyAcoward

    not a chance.. glass is breakable.. they should stick on polyamide and aluminum fame..

  • paul_cus

    Yes it is.

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    Very interesting think I Just Think you should go fuck yourself!

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