During the last decade, and with the proliferation of smartphones that were adapting the multi-touch screen as the only method of introducing information, thus leaving the physical keyboard out of the equation, manufacturers have been evolving in their particular race to see who was capable to offer a smartphone with the smallest possible frames.
The arrival of the LG G6 in February raised the bar of what we understand as a “phone without frames.” Before, Sharp or Xiaomi presented bets on this line, but LG has the merit of being the first global manufacturer with a massive phone designed with this premise.
Then Samsung came with the S8, LG’s bid went further and until Apple, which had been limited in this respect, for ten years for the iconic home button, ended up getting rid of it to climb to the top of this ranking after years in the queue. In between, Andy slipped in Essential, the new company of Andy Rubin.
Essential continues to lead smartphone career without frames
To date, among the smartphones with a higher percentage of front screen are models of Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, LG and Sharp devices. Of the five terminals with the highest screen percentage in the front frame, three are from Samsung. The other two, Apple (third) and Essential (the first).