LG outs a durable 5.3" display with the world's narrowest bezel

LG Display is no stranger to record holding - after all, it announced a 5.5" Quad HD panel way back in 2013, which we then thought might be just a proof of concept, but here we are, a year or so later, when QHD has become a household word, with the G3 is racking up the sales numbers. This time the record is not connected with mouthwatering resolutions and pixel densities, but rather something much more useful.

The mobile display section of LG just bragged that it has created the panel with the world's thinnest side bezel, at just 0.7mm, paving the way for some record screen-to-phone-size ratios. 

How did LG do that? Well, according to the press release, "LG Display’s Neo Edge technology uses an adhesive instead of double-sided tape to attach and completely seal the total area and edges of the panel’s circuit board and backlight unit. Because there is no plastic guide panel to attach the panel and backlight, the Neo Edge technology helps achieve minimal bezel width, while blocking light leakage and being waterproof and dustproof."

Not only that, but the 5.3" 1080p display sports the new in-cell touch tech of LG, called "Advanced In-cell Touch," which allows for even thinner panels, since the touch layer is integrated in the screen itself, while retaining the screen's usual touch sensitivity. Long story short, we can't wait for this screen to make it into a production device, and see if LG or another maker can beat Sharp's record EDGEST screen-to-phone size designs. Here's to hoping, as the minimum-bezel screen will be shipping to customers next month, says LG.



1. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

G4 Is that you?

12. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

G4 with 1080p? Noooooooo Maybe if they develop a higher density version of this with 1440p, but surely not this screen.

14. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

Seriously, anything above 1080p is totally useless, tried all the phones on the market and you cannot notice anything past 400dpi...

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

I agree, but do you think LG would admit to that by putting out a smaller & less dense screen on their flagship next year? No. Besides, he didn't say 1440p was necessary. He just said this won't be the screen they will use in the G4.

17. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Yeah, i agree, if they really want to compete in this area the screen should be AMOLED/S-AMOLED (basically OLED based) and the power saving mode should turn off individual pixels, making the ppi (and res. in turn) go down, saving battery (obviously)

21. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Go to a store and watch 2k video demos on the new Note 4,you instantly see the improvements it brings over 1080p. Every customer I've demoed it to so far has been amazed

20. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

G4 mini, bro. 5.3 inches will be the mini standard next year.

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Some OEMs don't know how to take advantage of on-screen buttons.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

IMO Google should add an option for power users to use something like PIE PIE is basically as fast as on-screen buttons once you get use to them

3. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Now we can have 6 inch display in 5 inch frame.I think 79 mm width cam make fit 6 inch display

4. frederick333123

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

crazyyy stuff.... :D wahh

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Cool, good job LG But IMO side bezels are narrow enough I want phones with smaller top and bottom bezels, so we dont have to stretch as much when reaching for the top of the screen

7. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Logic fail

8. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I was gonna say the same thing ha

9. kurama.

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

Damn these companies are getting crazy nowadys first 41 mega pixle than note edge and sharp with that crazy phone than oppo with that paper thin mobile now lg with this BB with that TV phone . This is just awesome we get to see so many good things . And on the other hand apple meh.

10. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

This is for all those b$tches who thinks bezel is the most important point in the phone.

18. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

what do you think is more important, a phone with a battery life of two minutes or a phone the size of LG G3 with a screen size of a iPhone 5 series.

11. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

hope they fix oversharpness (halo) and oversaturation

13. clearblack

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

sharp have frameless(0 bezzel) concept to be made in 2015

15. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

G3 is almost perfect until the battery test, just improve the battery.

23. Noonting

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

And performance

19. AnukulVcool unregistered

man they defocused the kitty

22. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

awesome i m happy with 1080p screen

24. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I think thin bezels look amazing. However I prefer from a design standpoint a litte bezel like my m8. I feel it gives the device more rigidity and will last longer. Just a personal observation. And is it me or are these crazy screen resolutions overkill for a screen of 5'. companies I feel are focused on the wrong things. We need more work done on the batteries we use to power these monstress beast. I'm tired of living by the wall, or carrying a charger, or portable charger. Manufacturers need to come up with that solution and leave all the astetics alone for awhille. 801 SOC this and 805 that and 3gb this and that and this and that; c'mon give me a battery thats just as much of a turn on as the Tegra K1

25. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I'd be okay with a 1080p screen but releasing this for an Android flagship next year wouldn't be that productive.

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