iPhone 16 Models Tipped to Get Ultra-Thin Bezels Backed by New Technology

iPhone 16 series is expected to launch later this year as the successor to the iPhone 15 lineup which was unveiled in September 2023. The upcoming models are likely to come with considerable upgrades over the current handsets. Several leaks and reports about the iPhone 16 lineup have surfaced online over the past few months. Details about the camera, processor, dimensions, and more of the purported iPhone 16 handsets have been tipped. A new report claims that the smartphones will come with ultra-thin bezels.

Apple is expected to use a new technology called BRS which stands for Border Reduction Structure in an attempt to reduce the bezel size on iPhone 16 models, according to a Sisajournal report (via @Tech_Reve). The technology is dubbed commonly as the ‘Borderless’ technology. It helps make slimmer bezels, especially the bottom one — the chin — thinner by “rolling the copper wires at the bottom upward.”

Manufacturers would face several challenges in making the bottom bezels slimmer previously, even though technology existed to help reduce the top and side bezels. The main problem they would encounter would involve heat generation. However, the rolling copper wires method BRS uses is claimed to solve that issue.

The report added that both Samsung Display and LG Display, firms said to provide screens for iPhone 16 models, will use the BRS technology. The feature will reportedly be available for all four purported models — the base iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max. This could be considered a step towards Apple’s reported aim of developing a bezel-less smartphone.

iPhone 16 Pro models have previously been tipped to come with larger displays over the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max handsets. The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max models are expected to come with 6.27-inch (159.31 mm) and 6.85-inch (174.06 mm) screens, respectively. The Pro models are also likely to feature a new Capture Button to act as a photo or video capture trigger. Earlier leaks have also suggested that the iPhone 16 may come with a vertical camera layout. The upcoming series is also said to get AI-backed upgraded Neural Engines.

Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 alongside the Galaxy Tab S9 series and Galaxy Watch 6 series at its first Galaxy Unpacked event in South Korea. We discuss the company’s new devices and more on the latest episode of Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
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