It paves the way to the rumored Optimus G2 and Nexus 5.
Last week LG Display revealed the world's slimmed Full HD LCD for smartphones, seemingly paving the way for the Optimus G2 and the Nexus 5 slated to arrive in the next few months. Previous reports stated that these two phones will sport a 5.2 inch screen, and sure enough, that's what LG Display showcased on Thursday.
According to the company, the screen measures a mere 2.2 mm thin and sports a 2.3 mm bezel. It's both the slimmest and narrowest among existing Full HD LCD panels designed for mobile devices, and provides larger visible display space on smartphones, the company said. It will also make devices easier to grip as well as lighter in weight.
The new screen is based on LG Display's Advanced One-Glass-Solution (OGS), a new technology built and used for the 5.2 inch panel. It also has dual flexible printed circuits inserted between the panel and the touch film, reducing the number of lines on the panel by more than 30 percent. A direct bonding system has also been used, allowing the company to apply an optical clear resin between the panel and touch film for greater brightness.
LG Display said the new super-slim screen sports a resolution of 1920 x 1080 consisting of red, green and blue sub-pixels, a brightness of 535 nits maximum, and an ambient contrast ratio of 3.74:1 based on 10,000 lux. That should make any smartphone packed with this screen readable even when the user is baking under the hot sun at the beach.
"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."
The Optimus G2, reportedly sporting a 5.2 inch screen, is expect to be revealed at a special event in New York City on August 7.