Browse Definitions :
Definition

bezel

A bezel is the border between the screen and frame of a computer monitor, smartphone or any other computing device. Though largely aesthetic, bezels can help protect brittle materials from damage, such as chipped edges on the glass of an LCD screen. Often, a surrounding bezel is made of a secondary material, such as metal, which is added to protect the glass.

Recently, a trend in mobile electronic devices is a design with little to no bezel. Instead, the device has an edge-to-edge screen with no visible border. Because smartphones have touch interfaces and are mobile in nature, bezels have been commonly added to protect the devices' glass from breaking or shattering. However, consumer preference has trended toward devices with the largest screen size possible with fewer and fewer physical features, such as the iPhone’s home button, on the front of devices. Speakers, microphones and buttons have been relocated or made virtual in many smartphone designs to maximize the screen size for a given device. To ensure durability, some manufacturers use strengthened materials such as Gorrilla Glass.

Following consumer preference trends, computing device manufacturers are pushing a sleek, futuristic, bezel-less design where the entire device front is a screen. By narrowing the borders around a screen, smartphone manufacturers are able to give more of the phone's front to its display, which allows them to offer a bigger screen in a smaller phone.

This was last updated in May 2018

Continue Reading About bezel

SearchCompliance
  • OPSEC (operations security)

    OPSEC (operations security) is a security and risk management process and strategy that classifies information, then determines ...

  • smart contract

    A smart contract is a decentralized application that executes business logic in response to events.

  • compliance risk

    Compliance risk is an organization's potential exposure to legal penalties, financial forfeiture and material loss, resulting ...

SearchSecurity
  • cyberterrorism

    According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, cyberterrorism is any 'premeditated, politically motivated attack against ...

  • biometrics

    Biometrics is the measurement and statistical analysis of people's unique physical and behavioral characteristics.

  • privileged access management (PAM)

    Privileged access management (PAM) is the combination of tools and technology used to secure, control and monitor access to an ...

SearchHealthIT
SearchDisasterRecovery
  • What is risk mitigation?

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • change control

    Change control is a systematic approach to managing all changes made to a product or system.

  • disaster recovery (DR)

    Disaster recovery (DR) is an organization's ability to respond to and recover from an event that affects business operations.

SearchStorage
  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

  • VRAM (video RAM)

    VRAM (video RAM) refers to any type of random access memory (RAM) specifically used to store image data for a computer display.

  • virtual memory

    Virtual memory is a memory management technique where secondary memory can be used as if it were a part of the main memory.

Close