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<pre><pre>Oppo shows off a "waterfall screen" phone with ultra-curved edges

Oppo has released images of a new smartphone display design called the "Waterfall Screen". While Oppo has previously released phones with curved screens, such as the Find X, the photos show how the Waterfall Screen takes the idea to the next level by moving the panel even further around the edges of the screen at 88 degrees. The result is a prototype phone with an unusually high aspect ratio, at least seen from the front.

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This looks undoubtedly cool, although it does give rise to certain usability issues. It is not clear whether the extra screen area will be touch sensitive or whether Oppo will do something to prevent unintended input, for example. The edges of the phone also don't have enough room for on / off and volume buttons, so Oppo will have to search somewhere to move them. Curved displays can divide, so an even more curvier may not be everyone's cup of tea.

In any case, it is likely that we will soon see this design on a commercial phone – Oppo often announces major prototype technology as a teaser for its next devices, not to mention sister company OnePlus. And from the back of Oppo & # 39; s best phone ever, the impressive flagship Reno 10x Zoom, this should be one to watch.

For now, the company says in its press release: "With the innovative design" Waterfall Screen "OPPO will soon offer a compelling visual experience and innovative aesthetics to users."