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

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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. 

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

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posted on 30 Oct 2014, 04:39 11

1. hmd74 (Posts: 489; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)

G4 Is that you?

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 06:04 2

12. wargreymon (Posts: 763; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)

G4 with 1080p? Noooooooo

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

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 06:15 6

14. Industriality (Posts: 131; Member since: 08 Sep 2014)

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

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 06:59

16. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3816; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

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.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 07:35

17. zacsaturday (Posts: 242; Member since: 09 May 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)

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 08:21 1

21. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 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

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 07:42 1

20. vuyonc (Posts: 1062; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

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

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 04:42

2. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2226; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 05:03

5. vincelongman (Posts: 5069; Member since: 10 Feb 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

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 04:52 1

3. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 418; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 04:53

4. frederick333123 (Posts: 76; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)

crazyyy stuff.... :D wahh

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 05:05 2

6. vincelongman (Posts: 5069; Member since: 10 Feb 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

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 05:35 8

7. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 533; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

Logic fail

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 05:37 1

8. Dee79 (Posts: 303; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)

I was gonna say the same thing ha

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 05:41 4

9. kurama. (Posts: 85; Member since: 13 Sep 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.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 05:43

10. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)

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

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 07:38

18. zacsaturday (Posts: 242; Member since: 09 May 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.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 05:51

11. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)

hope they fix oversharpness (halo) and oversaturation

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 06:12 1

13. clearblack (Posts: 59; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)

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

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 06:51 1

15. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 586; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)

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

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 08:44

23. Noonting (Posts: 133; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)

And performance

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 07:41

19. AnukulVcool (unregistered)

man they defocused the kitty

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 08:35

22. Mube007 (Posts: 249; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)

awesome i m happy with 1080p screen

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 09:30 1

24. xtroid2k (Posts: 534; Member since: 11 Jan 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

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 21:39

25. Chuck007 (Posts: 1306; Member since: 02 Mar 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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