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LG demonstrates 5-inch display with almost no bezel

LG demonstrates 5-inch display with almost no bezel
The dream of a bezel-less phone where the whole front side of the device is dominated by the display has been haunting us in the past couple of years and we’ve been getting closer and closer to making it a reality. Devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG Optimus G Pro have narrowed down bezels to a bare minimum, but what we are seeing now is an even more radical step towards the nearly complete elimination of screen bezel.

LG that seems to have taken the lead in screens from Samsung is now the first to demonstrate a 5-inch display with a just 1mm thin bezel. LG demonstrated the nearly bezel-less screen at the 2013 Society for Information Display (SID) convention in Vancouver. The screen it showed was only of HD quality (presumingly 720p), but a better quality 1080p screen should be coming up soon. It was made using TFT Oxide technology making it power efficient and slim.

The model it showed featured brightness of only 250 nits - okay for indoor use but not really fit for the outdoors and even less on a sunny day. LG however says brighter versions are coming and it is bringing the display ASAP.

source: Engadget

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41 Comments

1. DANTExphone888

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

That looks great.

24. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

This could be on the Optimus G2 I think!?

31. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Brace yourself! Optimus G2 will be the new champ.

32. AnTuTu

Posts: 1592; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

WOW LG -----> #RESPECT (please try to introduce similar kind of device for Nexus 5 :)) Samsung ---> Please look at this panel and try to bring it on Note 3 :)

2. attaturk

Posts: 4; Member since: May 14, 2013

Where are you suposed to rest your thumbs at using a five inch bezel free phone?

4. android_hitman unregistered

where do you rest your fingers on SGS4?

14. tokuzumi

Posts: 1821; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I use the sides of the device. I have done this with all phones. It won't be an issue with a smaller/non-existent bezel.

16. pulkit.tyagi

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

now finding a case that won't cover the display will be a problem ! dont u think ?

19. Leo_MC

Posts: 6623; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Why would you need to "rest" your thumbs?! just put the phone into the pocket and go eat an ice cream.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Awesome!

5. wendygarett unregistered

Too bad its LG, I don't think so...

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Totally disagree with you.

17. pulkit.tyagi

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

bashing a company ( granted its lg) for innovating is the worst form of trolling !!

6. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Great!!! If lg can use the same screen tech on the iPad mini to avoid accidental presses then it would be awesome!

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It's awesome, but it needs to be flexible to take side-damage that troubles the rival S4 (I dunno about the Optimus G Pro's screen resistance).

25. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

i agree. this would be a nice build to go with a flexible display. only 1 problem with phones that have very little bezel, how does a case stay attached to it?

8. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

LOoks like a small Digital Photo frame.

10. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Awesome work LG.... hope they improve it and make it available on market as soon as possible....

11. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

as I said..in terms of innovation LG is ahead of samsung. Samsung boyism attacks like applemania back in the day

23. Jason2k13

Posts: 1447; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I managed to eat my donut while scrolling down on webpages and flipping through my albums without having to use my greasy fingers. Then when theres an incoming call, I didn't even need to use my dirty greasy hands to answer it... if thats not innovation than your an idiot. Having a bezeless screen is pretty much prone to a damaged screen and unwanted touches on the screen. Also the S4 pretty much had one of the smallest bezel and being the thinnest 5 inch screen out there, but since your an LG fanboy, that didn't matter to you did it?

29. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

lg fanboy???rotfl... you couldn't be more wrong. Nokia, I'm. lg , certainly not. You're another kid on the block screaming for more. If samsung introduced bezeless phone you would be elated. When lg did that, you start finding cons. Hush, kiddo.

33. Jason2k13

Posts: 1447; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

and what makes you different bashing samsung in a non related article? lg fanboy

41. yudi.nemesis unregistered

yeah thats some innovations but you know what S4 uses sensitive screen from synaptics and the eye tracking sensor on S4 is not Samsung innovations

12. fwinst

Posts: 64; Member since: May 08, 2010

I agree with_Bone_, this needs to be a flexible screen. this device would be WAY too fragile if made with glass.

13. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

maybe more fragile but it shows potential of LG. The're pushing the envelope each time they unveil a new type of a screen.

15. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Nice sice side bazel but...

18. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

awesum beauty,,if they cud add a body like htc one or nokia 925 then it will look splendid. But still it looks good. Sometimes i really wonder why lg lacks in cellphone market? They have more innovation up their sleeves thn samd@@g i guess. And they deserve to be treated better. Anyways nice try by l.g , seems like dats the type f phone screen( less bezels ) i been lookin forward to. Cheers

26. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

LG is the #3 smartphone maker in the world behind samsung and apple. how do they lack in the cell phone market? http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24085413

35. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

hahah and what about nokia????? Is it at bott or what???? Lol dont trust these figures nt even bothered to have a dekko. Howcome its possible that a company can spend billion phones or 10 million ????? If we add other companies data as well then seriously it will surpass the entire population on earth. But thats nt the case sm companies will mislead by saying they have sold 1 million or 10 million or say 1 billion smartphones. Do we really trust these data?? Lol

38. ash29

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

LOL Nokia on n0.3??Are these 2008 figures framed as 2013??

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