Jul 11 AT 8:59 AM Nick Sarafolean 7 Comments

LG introduces world’s thinnest full HD smartphone display

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With the influx of rumors about the LG G2, we were bound to hear something from LG soon. While we know that the G2 will use a Snapdragon 800 processor, we now have information on the display straight from the LG itself. Late last night, LG sent out a press release detailing their newest piece of display tech, which happens to be the world’s thinnest and narrowest full HD LCD display. At just 2.2mm thin and requiring a mere 2.3mm bezel, the display is certainly svelte and explains the uber-thin bezel that we saw in the leaked photos and videos of the G2. It’s also nice and large at 5.2-inches diagonally.

LG Display (2)

In terms of how it looks, this display should produce images that are second-to-none. It’s incredibly sharp at a 1920 x 1080 resolution and should feature impeccable contrast and color reproduction. Moreover, it’s one of the brightest displays on the market with 535 nits of maximum brightness, which should help to get a clear look at the display even when in bright sunlight. There are other technical details that I won’t go into, but if you’re interested, you can read about them in the press release below.

Of course, this will inevitably be the display used on the G2. It matches up with the rumored 5.2-inch size, and we all knew LG would throw everything that it’s got into building a great display for the G2. That makes us even more excited to get our grubby, little hands on the device and see that incredible display in person.

Are you guys excited for the G2 now that you know that it will have a Snapdragon 800 processor and this amazing display?

Show 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.”


About LG Display
LG Display Co., Ltd. [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220] is a leading manufacturer and supplier of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels, OLEDs and flexible displays. The company provides TFT-LCD panels in a wide range of sizes and specifications for use in TVs, monitors, notebook PCs, mobile products and other various applications. LG Display currently operates nine fabrication facilities and seven back-end assembly facilities in Korea, China, Poland, and Mexico. The company has a total of 56,000 employees operating worldwide. For more news and information about LG Display, please visit www.lgdnewsroom.com.

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • bruninho4ev3r

    OMG *–*

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  • Anil

    This is just the display screen size. Let us not confuse it with actual phone thickness size.

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  • Alan Reboli

    Yeah I want to see the phone in its entirety first. The screen looks excellent but the rest of the phone could be terrible. Bring on the finished product!

  • NasLAU

    This phone is sounding more and more awesome. I hope they don’t skimp on the Nexus 5.

    Oh, and make it waterproof like the GS4 Active.

  • donger