If you’re anything like us, you’re not a fan of big bezels. It’s one of the reasons the newest flagships appeal to some of us less than they should. The HTC One (M8) has absolutely massive bezels, making the device so much larger than the display hints at, while the Samsung Galaxy S5 has slightly thicker bezels than the Galaxy S4. To some of us, this small bezels in a smartphone make or break a device.
This leaked photo of the LG isai FL amazes me with just how thin the bezels are. The top border is almost as thin as the sides, which is something you rarely see in production phones. And yes, this phone is actually coming out in Japan on au by KDDI.
It features LG’s now standard buttons on the back of the device instead of on the sides, which seems to appeal to many people. There are also on screen keys, as expected, but the appearance of a recent apps button is a welcome surprise. The device looks like it runs KitKat, which is great, though the custom launcher doesn’t have an ideal design.
With bezels generally growing smaller, this year’s flagships were disappointing in that regard. Seeing what’s possible in bezel reduction is quite amazing, and I wish device manufacturers would bring such designs to the States. Maybe this is an indication of what we’ll see from the G3. What do you think of the LG isai FL? Tell us in the comments!