Judging by the way Samsung is trying to eliminate bezels from their products, you’d think Samsung found that extra rim of material offensive somehow. The consumer electronics titan is already working on ridding your next television from the confines of a bezel, and if a new report South Korea’s Maeil Business Newspaper holds true, one of their next smartphones will be the first to feature an edge-to-edge screen.
Aside from a small area along the top of the device that houses a speaker and a front-facing camera, the screen on the Galaxy B is reported to cover all of the device’s face. If the bezel is indeed non-existent as the report claims, Samsung may be forced to ditch the familiar rounded-corner design they’ve become so fond of.
Creating a device that’s all screen is enough of a technical challenge, so I doubt that they would go to the trouble of developing a display with rounded corners just so their design language isn’t compromised.
Aside from word of that impressive screen, the MBN’s sources couldn’t deliver any additional specifications. As SlashGear points out though, it’s possible that the Galaxy B will sport one of Samsung’s new quad-core Exynos processors, which would probably propel this thing into the flagship zone.
So could the Galaxy B ultimately become the oft-rumored Galaxy S III? It’s certainly possible, but for now we’ll have to wait and see — MBN’s sources point to a tentative release date in either Q2 or Q3 of this year.