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OPPO Shows Off Waterfall Screen With Nearly 90 Degree Edge

With extremely thin bezels to boot

While curved displays aren’t new, the ones in high-profile flagship phones nowadays have gentle slopes instead of sudden drop-offs because of technological limitations. But OPPO has found a way to produce a curved display that has an almost 90-degree angle.

Dubbed the “Waterfall display”, the new tech allows the company to put an 88-degree curved edge on the side of a phone, as well as tiny, tiny bezels on the top and bottom of the phone.

The tech was shown off by OPPO’s Vice President Shen Yiren on Weibo in a prototype smartphone, which curiously also did not have any visible front-facing camera.

Thanks to the new display tech and extremely thin bezels, the phone has a nearly 100% screen-to-body ratio, giving the phone a greater than 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

There’s no solid information yet when phones with this tech will show up in OPPO’s devices, but we wouldn’t be surprised if a flagship with a Waterfall display shows up next year.

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John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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