With top-tier brands Samsung and Apple expected to launch bezel-less smartphones next year, leave it to Chinese brands to beat them to the punch with high-tech concepts of their own.

Xiaomi was the first major company to release commercial units of what many consider to be a phone designed for the future. Packing so much screen on the front of the phone, the Mi Mix is an actual product, and it’s selling like crazy whenever it’s available in China.

Honor Magic

Not wanting to lose out to one of its biggest threats, Huawei sent out invites last week for a launch on December 16, where we can expect a concept phone from its Honor sub-brand.

“Magic” is the key word on the teaser image, and if the leaked photo below is real, we might see an edge-to-edge design for what we can imagine being called the Honor Magic.

Honor Magic

Notice the fingerprint scanner at the bottom. If this is indeed an actual, realistic design, it’ll be the first to have such a slim bottom bezel with a fingerprint sensor. The Mi Mix got around the limitation by placing the scanner at the back instead.

Disappointingly, unlike the comprehensive leaks we found for the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom yesterday, we have no idea what kind of tricks the Magic will present — hopefully, this isn’t just some big illusion.

We’re surely going to learn more in the next seven days, anyway, so hold off on buying a new phone till then, in case this turns out being commercially released with a global launch like most Honor handsets.

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Source: GSMArena