Samsung is preparing a bezel-free phone that’s almost all screen, reports suggest.
For the uninitiated, bezels are the parts of the handset that ring its screen and typically feature physical buttons.
They also take up space that might otherwise be repurposed for a larger display.
According to MK News, a forthcoming Samsung device codenamed the Galaxy B will dispense with bezels entirely except at the top, where the earpiece and camera will be positioned.
The device will also be free of front-facing buttons at the foot of the screen and, we’re guessing here, volume rocker aside - will feature an entirely touch operated user interface.
Although, the size of the screen it will sport isn’t mentioned, it’d make scant sense to clear up that space and then opt for anything less than between four and five inches.
Intriguingly, the Galaxy B is purportedly scheduled for release during the second or third quarter of the year.
That puts it on a potential collision course with Samsung’s flagship phone for 2012, the Galaxy S3, after the company opted to delay the handset to ensure a synchronised global launch.