I totally agree with ZZCOOL - rounded corners (and curved displays as well) serve no real purpose (except marketing) and take away pixels from the content. It's impossible nowadays to find a flagship phone with bezels (no notches), flat display (no curved edges), square screen (no rounded corners), 16:9 ratio & headphone jack. Just because something is possible, doesn't mean it's a good idea - just look at Meizu Zero's resounding crowdfunding failure. Designers & marketing departments keep forcing their shallow ideas upon consumers and don't leave them a choice. I hope Sony will take notice. If you want to promote the 21:9 ratio (Xperia 1/10/10 Plus), don't just take away the 16:9 option, why not offer models with various ratios to consumers and maybe even make a dual-screen phone - one side 16:9 and the other 21:9. Everybody would be happy with having a choice.
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Hello, I'd like to express my disappointment that Sony has abandoned its typical design (dedicated camera button + 3.5mm headphone jack + bezels) which made it stand out and now follows the trend of pointless changes by dropping the headphone jack in flagships or the camera button in mid-range devices - providing solutions that seek to solve problems which don't even exist! The 21:9 display seems logical idea for multitasking and I support it (although it would be nice to have various display ratio options). In my opinion forcing customers to choose either a dedicated camera button or a 3.5mm headphones jack in the latest smartphones line (Xperia 1, 10, 10 Plus) is the first step of Sony losing its identity and blindly imitating others. I believe there are lots of people, who like me hate notches/punch-holes, rounded display corners (which take away screen area) and bezelless designs (which make holding the phone difficult without covering the display with hands). I hope that other fans will also join and take the time to express their frustration with the latest changes and make Sony design teams listen. Otherwise we'll quietly vote with our wallets. I hope this helps Sony to revise its designs for future models. Thank you.
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