Gionee is working on a phone with an 18:9 near-bezelless screen

August 28th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

The answer to the question “so which is the next Android device maker to adopt the elongated 18:9 or 18.5:9 aspect ratio?” is now clear. The company in question is Gionee, as it’s been revealed through a benchmark listing that it’s working on just such a device.

For now it’s identified only by its model number (or codename) SW17W08, and someone in possession of a prototype ran GFXBench. Thankfully, that means we have a pretty good idea of what to expect from this handset.

It sports a 6-inch 1,440×720 18:9 touchscreen, for example. This means the display will be larger than the one…

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