Sharp reveals the type to a smart device with a non-square screen, and no border at all from three directions
As we continue to wait impatiently for the truly flexible screens that can help us get smart devices in shapes and sizes we have never seen, the best solution in the market for the creation of more compact and special products is the semi-flexible screens used by companies like סמסונג and-LG In some of their products - and now we may also see Sharp joining this prestigious group.
The Japanese company, which will soon become a division under the Chinese giant Foxconn, presented at the CEATEC exhibition in Japan (considered the equivalent of the US CES) a concept device called Corner R, which is based on the impressive free-form screens that were previously presented for the automotive industry, Are limited only to a rectangular or rounded form and can actually act in any form whatsoever, as their name suggests.
The Corner R features a 5.2-inch screen, with 1080p resolution and Sharp's renowned IGZO technology - and offers a rounded top at its edges, with extremely minimal margins both on its sides and on the same side. It's a bit difficult to explain this literally, but the documentation below makes it clear that this is one of the most unique designs we have seen in the field of smartphones in recent years.
The Corner R will most likely not become a commercial product in its own right, but in the same breath we certainly believe and hope that the technology itself will find its way into smartphones and tablets soon - with real potential to provide us with products that capture over 90 percent of screen front devices. 5.5-inch devices will be able to fit into a body that is more similar to 5.2-inch devices, 5-inch devices will be able to have dimensions that characterize standard 4.7-inch devices, and the like.
It is worth noting that Sharp's prototype raises a number of significant questions, as he seems to be giving up the front camera and even the earpiece (which is necessary for hearing while talking on the device) in order to reach its unique shape - there will no doubt be challenges facing all manufacturers The intriguing.
Do you expect a real future for such works as the Corner R, or is it another favorite technology gimmick but not really useful? Tell us what you think about the reactions.
We've come across some smart devices in the past that have tried to eliminate the margins on the three sides of the display - but these were "standard" square screens, rather than a screen that adopts the specific shape of the device body, as in the Corner R case, which becomes even more compact