AU Optronics shows off world's narrowest display border, just 1mm thick

AU Optronics shows off world's narrowest display border, just 1mm thickHow big is your bezel? If you've got something like Motorola's “edge-to-edge” RAZR i, it's pretty small, but AU Optronics' new 4.46in touch panel display has just trumped that.

It has what's claimed to be the world's narrowest border measuring at just 1mm thick when the touch panel is placed on the module surface.

That's thanks to what the company's calls its proprietary “super narrow border technology” and its low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) process.

The result, to go for a more everyday expression, is certainly likely to be eye-popping visuals, but no matter how much of the front of your mobile device the screen fills, quality is of paramount importance, and AUO says it's working on AMOLED, IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) and AHVA (Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle) technologies using its border-busting methods and solutions.

“As portable smart devices become prevalent and the size of mobile displays grow larger, audio-video entertainment, interactive games and content downloading have emerged at the top of consumers' demand list,” said AUO vice-president TK Wu in a press release to announce the display.

“AUO proactively develops the latest technologies including AMOLED and IGZO and excels by introducing ultra high resolution, ultra wide viewing angle and super narrow border technologies.

“Mobile devices in the future will become lighter and smaller, colour and image quality will also be all the more impressive, offering customers even more innovative solutions to choose from.”

That's why we keep coming back for more, TK...

Via Slashgear

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Pondlife  Oct. 31, 2012 at 11:22

Without seeing a tear down of the RAZR i to see where the screen panel ends seems hard to judge. Are they only counting the black part not the white part too?

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 31, 2012 at 12:16

indium gallium zinc oxide)
So popular among allergy sufferers...yummy

Pondlife  Oct. 31, 2012 at 12:47

I try not to ingest my phone screens though or is it on the very top layer?

jaybear88  Oct. 31, 2012 at 14:00

Apparently I'm the only one who doesn't like edge to edge displays. I end up touching an edge with the palm of the hand I'm holding the device with and end up zooming, rather than scrolling grrrr

Pondlife  Oct. 31, 2012 at 14:55

The razr i fitted well in my hand and I wasn't touching the screen, think they will become the norm going forward..

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 31, 2012 at 16:10

Apparently I'm the only one who doesn't like edge to edge displays. I end up touching an edge with the palm of the hand I'm holding the device with and end up zooming, rather than scrolling grrrr
It depends on the size, I think. I've had some mishaps with the Note 2 - due to its size, it happens occasionally that I touch stuff best left untouched...ahem... Depends on hand size, also.

jaybear88  Oct. 31, 2012 at 19:48

I put 70% of my problems with it down to my own clumsiness.

drgonzoishere  Nov. 1, 2012 at 10:30

Cant believe the resolution of 1080x1920 (443ppi) hasn't been mentioned, staggering how detailed that is!

Pondlife  Nov. 1, 2012 at 10:59

Why would we mention it? There's a phone already out with that.

drgonzoishere  Nov. 1, 2012 at 11:03

Why would we mention it? There's a phone already out with that.
Ah crazy, that ones slipped by me!

Pondlife  Nov. 1, 2012 at 11:14

Well it's not out over here admittedly by we are used to the idea of 1080p screens, been rumours of a HTC phone with one for months though

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