LG slims down Full HD smartphone panel
LG Display has announced the development of a super-thin, 5.2-inch Full HD display panel
Just over a year after showing off a new Full HD smartphone display, LG's Display wing has taken the wraps off a new variant that's being hailed as the world's thinnest. The working 5.2-inch panel boasts a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution, and represents the first outing for a proprietary touch technology called Advanced One-Glass-Solution, where two flexible printed circuits are positioned between the glass and the touch layer.
Leveraging a direct bonding system has also led to a high brightness panel. The 535-nit display's reported contrast ratio of 3.74:1 based on 10,000 lux should make it a good outdoor performer, even in strong sunlight.
This has allowed LG Display to get the total thickness down to just 2.2 mm thin, while a 2.3 mm bezel will give users a larger viewing area and an improved viewing experience over existing technologies. The developers say that the results have been independently-verified by global testing group Intertek.
The company can't say when, or even if, the results of its latest endeavors will hit the consumer space, but we'd hazard a guess that it won't be too long before smartphones even thinner and lighter than the impressively-svelte Ascend P6 start to make an appearance.
LG Display's latest development follows hot on the heals of a decidedly bendy 5-inch plastic OLED panel showcased at the Society for Information Display’s Display Week 2013 recently.
Source: LG Display
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I think this is way cool. I hope it is not too long before consumers have it in their devices.
Sweet! This is the display I have been waiting for.
The future of mobile phones is nearing, and we're ticking many boxes.
My original wish list 12 months ago:
1mm thick flexible, slide them in your pocket with your credit cards and business cards. Self repairing diamond glass both sides, and an IP68 rating.
600ppi screen with an integrated solar panel for capturing ambient light
And inductive clamp you clip on the side will provide your 10 min quick charge. There is no plug.
Integrated crystal storage and battery for months of standby.
Front and back panel an array of cameras and microphones for capturing 3D audio/video at close to 180 degrees in variable focal length with an effective resolution of 50 Megarays.
20Gbit data link. Gbit wireless with the usual NFC flavors
Terabytes of offline storage and an operational temperature range of -50 - 150 degrees Celsius.
Body of phone can output sound using Utrasonics to make any surface it is placed on a speaker.
Sides of phone an array of laser projectors capable of 180 degree projection within a room at an effective resolution of 4k at 3000 lumens
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