LG's new slim display

It takes thin parts to make a thin smartphone, and LG is leading the pack when it comes to display technology

LG is showing off a new 5.2-inch LCD display that they claim holds the title of world's slimmest full HD display. Checking in at only 2.2mm in thickness, they also feature an ultra-slim 2.3mm bezel. This means your great-big smartphone can be a little less great-bog overall.

They credit their new technology, dubbed Advanced One-Glass-Solution, for enabling such a thin panel. It uses dual flexible printed circuits (opposed to a single circuit) that have been inserted between the glass itself and the touch film. This reduces the number of lines etched onto the panel circuit by more than 30-percent. In addition, LG is has a new bonding system using optically clear resin to mate it all together into one very thin piece.

These panels are said to offer superior visibility outdoors, along with a better contrast ratio and an increased brightness of 535 nits. The 1080x1920 panels are use a true RBG pixel layout -- none of that pentile silliness here. Combined, these features make the new panel outperform every other current HD LCD panel, and we don't have to take LG's word for it -- Intertek has officially certified the results.

I'll stick my neck out and say it -- I'll bet we'll see these panels in the upcoming LG G2. It should be an interesting Q3 in the mobile space. Hit the break for the full press release.


LG Display Introduces World’s Slimmest Full HD LCD Panel for Smartphones

New panel will enable sleeker Full HD smartphones delivering superior viewing experience

Seoul, Korea (July 11, 2013) – LG Display [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220], a leading innovator of display technology, today announced that it will unveil the world’s slimmest Full HD LCD panel for smartphones. The state-of-the-art 5.2-inch panel is an exciting advancement for the premium mobile device market enabling sleeker Full HD smartphones featuring better “grip-ability” and a superior viewing experience.

Only 2.2mm thin with a 2.3mm bezel, LG Display’s new panel is both slimmest and narrowest among existing Full HD LCD panels designed for mobile devices. This world’s slimmest Full HD LCD panel will provide larger visible display space on smartphones, critical as mobile devices are used for multimedia viewing more than ever before. Additionally, the panel will make devices easier to grip as well as lighter in weight.

Key to realizing the world’s slimmest panel is LG Display’s Advanced One-Glass-Solution (OGS), the latest touch technology enabling an enhanced touch screen experience, developed and applied to the new panel for the first time ever. Dual Flexible Printed Circuits, superior to a single circuit, have been inserted between the panel and touch film, reducing the number of lines on the panel by more than 30 percent. Utilization of a direct bonding system has also resulted in Optical Clear Resin between the panel and touch film for greater brightness.

The new panel’s superiority in displaying resolution, brightness, and contrast ratio results in enhanced outdoor readability. By utilizing 1,080X1,920 pixels consisting of Red, Green, Blue (RGB) sub-pixels, the panel is a true Full HD display. And with a brightness of 535 nits at maximum, LG Display’s panel outperforms all current mobile Full HD LCD panels. Finally, measuring contrast in real-life surroundings with Ambient Contrast Ratio results in a reading of 3.74:1 based on 10,000 lux, confirming the perfect performance of the panel even in strong outdoor sunlight conditions. Renowned testing firm Intertek has officially certified these results.

“Today’s introduction of the world’s slimmest Full HD LCD panel represents an exciting advancement for the high-end smartphone segment, and is possible due to our world-class expertise in IPS and touch technologies,” said Dr. Byeong-Koo Kim, Vice President and Head of LG Display’s IT and Mobile Development Group. “LG Display will continue its commitment to developing products that maximize consumer value as well as opening new doors for the mobile and tablet PC industry.”


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LG announces world's slimmest full HD smartphone display panel


Hey Jerry, it's a little late, but check at least the second paragraph's first sentence. Just trying to let you catch it before the roar of comments come in.

This does look amazing. It is like all those weird screens you see in movies when they are trying to make it look like the future. I would love to have a phone tat is 2.2mm thick and no bezel like that. Would be baller! Just a few more years.

I'd prefer if companies would invest more time trying to build the world's slimmest and tiniest 5000mah battery.

Sure, but displays that can provide more color accurate images is also something of concerns to specific individuals. So displays targeted less at changing colors displayed on screen for battery life savings and more on providing more accurate photographs is nice as well.

But let's get both the battery and the rest of the hardware as thin as possible. However, I am in the crowd of people that believes several things are getting too thin. I don't want a phone in my hand that feels as though its digging into my skin and makes it tough to hold. KEEP some thickness on phones please. Several phones out there already are deemed uncomfortable without a case on them to pad them out a bit already.

Forget the slim battery. I want that tech where the kid did a full quick charge in about 30 seconds.

Posted via my themed "WHITE DRAGON" LiquidSmooth Sprint GSIII.

Better battery life depends more on better tech on all the electronic parts then it does better tech on the battery itself.

Why slimmer? Why not just perfectly workable? At this rate, we'll be holding our phones with chopsticks.

Why slimmer? Why not just perfectly workable? At this rate, we'll be holding our phones with chopsticks.

The array of phones that are going to be released for the Black Friday-Cyber Monday / Xmas season are going to be spectacular.. All I can say is get your $650-$700 saved up.. The choices are going to be worth every penny. ( Sorry.. No contracts here anymore.. Learned my lesson :-) )

I just hope they realize that just because the screen is thinner doesn't mean we want thinner phones.

All these really thin phones feel horrible in the hands!

Use this tech to cram in larger batteries!