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Offline fortunz

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Could the screen be inset?
« on: July 26, 2013, 10:25:25 PM »
The attached image is at a possibly deceptive angle, but it almost appears as though the glass is ever so slightly inset, buffered slightly by some sort of bumpers.  In one of the early releases of the press renders, it also looked somewhat apparent on the white faced version, though the most recent press renders seem like maybe they tweaked the lighting to reduce how much the edge stands out.

Stylistically, the blogosphere has preferred the chic-ness of unbroken planes of glass for phones and tablets, but in terms of durability, inset screens are fantastic.  Witness the following test between the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire, the former with an inset screen and no gorilla glass, the latter with gorilla glass and a more exposed glass surface.  The kindle shatters (check out ebay, and you'll lots of other GG packing phones busted) on a face down drop but the Nook doesn't.

Drop Test: Nook Tablet Vs Kindle Fire



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Re: Could the screen be inset?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2013, 07:16:54 AM »
It sounds like the Moto X will use something special with Gorilla Glass to give it a seamless wraparound. They call it Moto Magic Glass.

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Re: Could the screen be inset?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2013, 08:47:47 AM »
I think magic glass could be information pertaining more to build quality than aesthetics -- more about what's under the surface than on it.

Do you see the seemingly raised opaque ridge around the phone in the original attachment?  Here's another image where the angle seems to show an inset screen.