Android co-creator Andy Rubin teases new bezel-less smartphone

Back in January this year, there were reports that Android co-creator Andy Rubin is working on a high-end smartphone. And now, he has shared a teaser image of the device on Twitter.

I’m really excited about how this is shaping up. Eager to get it in more people’s hands…

Andy Rubin (@Arubin) March 27, 2017

The image reveals very thin bezels, rounded screen, as well as icons for cellular connectivity, battery, and clock. Sadly, nothing else – including the handset’s specifications – was revealed.

Rumors say the phone will have “the ability to gain new hardware features over time”. This modularity will work through a proprietary magnetic connector “that serves double duty for charging the battery and expanding the phone’s functionality”. The display could be pressure-sensitive like the ones in Apple’s iPhones.

The device is said to be launching sometime around mid of this year, and will cost identical to what Apple and Google charge for their iPhones and Pixels.