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LG Display Intros World's Thinnest 1080p LCD Screen

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.

  • spentshells
    5" is as big as a phone should ever be. The note series has nice features but you look Like an a$$ when you answer the phone, its not really practical for walking or biking or really anything
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  • playerone
    Can we have new cheaper high res 24" displays yet?

    If not don't bother me.
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  • __-_-_-__
    image quality vs thinness hummmmmmm -.- I prefer the first.
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  • deftonian
    Why do people seem to think they know exactly how big or how small phones need to be? @ Spentshells, who made you the God of phone size? Every size has a purpose. I personally use the Note II and can tell you it's way more effective than the smaller phones for me. I have NO issue fitting it into my pockets or hands. I find it WAY easier to text since I have longer fingers. Why limit yourself and think that everyone else in the world should not have bigger or smaller? Saying I look like an A$$ answering my phone is bogus as well. If you remember, old home phones are way bigger than these are and you didn't hear those comments back then either.
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  • SteelCity1981
    deftonian so you wouldn't think it would look silly if someone had a size of a tablet as a cell phone? good and if they ever come out with a phone that large video tape yourself out in public and post it on youtube.
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  • ammaross
    11163235 said:
    deftonian so you wouldn't think it would look silly if someone had a size of a tablet as a cell phone? good and if they ever come out with a phone that large video tape yourself out in public and post it on youtube.

    I frequently use a bluetooth headset with my phone. Of course, those with a Note II are probably the productive type that have about 4 or 5 headset devices laying around anyway, and would need to be interacting with the screen while on a call anyway.... Of course, that's productive people, so it's likely why you commented the way you did.
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  • JPNpower
    Dear Spentshells, There are beings called Women in the world. They have these bags called purses. In other words, they don't give a f#ck about compact stuff, and just want something easy to use!
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  • fkr
    i think this screen seems pretty nice. I usually think that anything over 720p is not really needed on such a small screen but as long as the content you are trying to look at is 1080p then everything is fine. however if everything you look at on mobile sites is not of that image quality then it will look even worse on these screens. plus if internet quality goes up it takes more bandwidth which may effect some just not me (still grandfathered in for verizon unlimited).

    and i think larger screens definitely have there place. some people just have a hard time reading things on a small screen and navigating is always easier on a big screen. try clicking tiny links on web pages with a small screen. it is easily done but it is much less tedious on my nexus 7. I wish i could bluetooth by nexus for more than just google voice(well i can forward my calls but without wifi I cannot).
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  • eklipz330
    welllll if you can make the entire phone basically a screen and minimize the the top speaker and the bottom notification light, it could actually be SMALLER than my 4.7" galaxy nexus! (galaxy nexus corner to corner is SIX INCHES!)
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  • spentshells
    11163130 said:
    Why do people seem to think they know exactly how big or how small phones need to be? @ Spentshells, who made you the God of phone size? Every size has a purpose. I personally use the Note II and can tell you it's way more effective than the smaller phones for me. I have NO issue fitting it into my pockets or hands. I find it WAY easier to text since I have longer fingers. Why limit yourself and think that everyone else in the world should not have bigger or smaller? Saying I look like an A$$ answering my phone is bogus as well. If you remember, old home phones are way bigger than these are and you didn't hear those comments back then either.

    I work with them 5 days a week so I guess I know about it. I've had a note 2 as well and it's too big to be practical

    Also most people unless they were real idiots didn't carry a house phone around with them.
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