It’s not anymore a teaser, the Ulefone Future is the company’s newest Flagship and it boast a “Truly Bezel-less Display”. The phone is also equipped with a Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 with a Mali-T880 Graphics chip, also based on the Helio X10 Chipset. The phone also comes with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB Storage out of the box. It also runs the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
The video presentation below demonstrates the power and gaming experience in a Bezel-less Display.
Truly Bezel-less Display?
From the sides aspect, the phone is truly Bezel-less, but the large bezels at the bottom and top of the phone are still clearly visible. In terms of display, the “Future” comes with a 5.5 inch IPS Display with a 1080p FHD resolution. It also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
In terms of Camera Performance, the video presentation below from Ulefone demonstrates the performance of the 16 mp Samsung 3P3 sensor. As far as quality goes, it is not that bad and even comparable to other Sony IMX sensors current available, however, it doesn’t have OIS (optical image stabilization), the videos are clearly jittery. The camera also supports Slow motion recording 720p @ 120 fps.
Side Mounted Fingerprint Scanner?
Contrary to most designs of a rear or home button combo Fingerprint Scanners. The Ulefone Future will apparently offer a side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner, near the Volume Rocker keys. This placement allows for easy access and controls even on one hand mode. I think, it is also the first phone to offer such feature.
USB Type C, Fast Charging, LTE CAT 6
The Ulefone Future will also come with USB Type C reversible connector port with support for Fast Charging. Ulefone claims full charge after 60 minutes of it’s 3000mAh Battery. In terms of connectivity, the phone will natively support Dual Band WiFi and also support for CAT6 LTE with up to 300Mbps download speed. The video below demonstrates how fast the charging time and how the battery handles discharges.
GPS has also been improved on the Ulefone Future, with more accurate and faster satellite fixes. You can check out the video below for a real world test on navigation.
Ulefone Future, is it the real future of Smartphones?
Bezel-less Smartphones is not really a new market niche, but Ulefone has manage to capitalize on it, labeling the Ulefone Future as a Truly Bezel-less Device, but we know that bezel’s still occupy on the top and bottom portion and thus, it really isn’t Bezel-less. But still, it is a real step forward for upcoming phones. Also i do love the idea of a Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner. Other notable features include the USB Type C connectivity and also fast charging support. I think, its closest rival will be the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 or the Note 3 Pro version, considering that both phones offer pretty much the same hardware.
Added feature, virtual experience is also made possible by the Ulefone Future. You can check out the video below as a demonstration.