Sharp’s Aquos Crystal handsets are some of the most beautiful phones ever designed, but Sharp has decided to take things up a notch with the prototype shown below. This concept is dubbed Sharp Corner R and it relies on the company’s Free Form Display tech.
Using said tech lets IGZO LCD panels be cut into a variety of shapes. The result is a handset that has virtually no bezel and offers a 5.2 inch Full HD screen, plus curved edges. The IGZO technology carries up to 1000 ppi and this model is able to reach a proportion of 90% of screen to body ratio. Introduced during the CEATEC 2016 tech expo in Japan, the device doesn’t have a clear launch date just yet.
Photos reveal that the screen has curved edges and the unique look of the handset will remain iconic for a long time. The lack of an earpiece is no problem, since Sharp is using bone conduction tech anyway. My only question is where the selfie camera went. With Foxconn investing in Sharp and Apple exploring a partnership, such Sharp phones have good odds of becoming commercial in the near future.