What is one of the growing trends among smartphone makers? Bezel size. Well, maybe not so much growing trend, but a trend toward reducing the bezel size and increasing the display-to-bezel ratio. iPhones are good, but others are better.
Does it matter?
No. Why not? Because imaginary displays rule real displays all the time. iPhone can never be as good as someone else’s concept phone, right? Guess what this one has?
An imaginary screen. A screen that goes all the way around; front and back and sides. Why not? Because it’s a concept phone, designed specifically to show the technology world what can be done even if it never will be done.
Oh, and it shows how Apple can no longer innovate because the iPhone maker does not display prototypes or concepts.
The latest is what is called a waterfall display. Xiaomi has one. Vivo Nex 3, too. Even Huawei’s Mate 30. Xiaomi’s Mi Mix Alpha is special because it’s almost all screen. Except for top and bottom. And a strip in the back. And atoms.
The screen-to-body ratio is 180-percent. No buttons. Instead, there are touch-sensitive buttons for volume and other controls, and the backside can be used as a sort of control center for notifications and other widgets.
Now, remember, this is a concept smartphone but it has specifications, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 12GB RAM, 512GB storage, a 4,050 mAh battery, and 5G.
But it’s a concept phone.
That means my concept iPhone– the one I’ve handed over the rights to Apple to use as it sees fit– is even more futuristic. My McSolo Card phone is credit card thin, with display on front and back. There are no sides or top. Hello. Credit card thin. But Apple Card-like.
My concept iPhone is solar-powered; even moonlight or room light can charge it. For a week. It has a McSolo CPU which features 100-billion transistors and more power than a Mac Pro, 10TB of storage, 128GB of RAM, and comes in, well, whatever color you want because the screen is the case.
Oh, and it’s an always-on screen, too. Fingerprint scanner? Nope. Face ID? Nope. It reads brain waves so it knows who you are and where you are all the time.
How much is this advanced piece of technology?
$100 for the 4-inch model, $130 for the 5.2-inch model, and $150 for the Max model. I call it McMax. And, sure, it will fold up to credit card size. And the screen is indestructible so there is no need to worry about recycling.
Xiaomi calls the Mi Mix Alpha a concept phone and promises to sell them in limited numbers (are not all devices sold in limited numbers?) late this year for just under $3,000. Apple doesn’t need to worry because my concept iPhone– and I gave all the rights to Apple– sells for far less and has much better technology.
Imaginary products are easy to develop.