The Sharp Aquos Crystal is probably the closest we’ve come to the elusive bezel-less smartphone, but LG seems intent on going one step closer.
LG Display has officially unveiled what it describes as – deep breath – the “world’s narrowest 0.7mm bezel FHD LCD panel for smartphones”.
As consumer demand for large phones continues to grow (LG’s flagship G3 has a 5.5in display, ditto the iPhone 6 Plus), so too does the demand for smaller bezels – that’s according to Byeong-koo Kim, VP and Head of IT/Mobile Development Group at LG Display.
Using “Neo Edge module processing technology” (Samsung might have something to say about that name), LG’s latest display innovation boasts a bezel width of just 0.7mm left and right – that’s even thinner than a 0.8mm credit card.
Using an adhesive instead of double-sided tape, LG negates the need for a plastic guide panel, while blocking light leakage and – in addition – being waterproof and dustproof.
The corrosion associated with tape is prevented, too, and there’s “dramatically improved” durability thanks to increased elasticity. All sounds pretty good to us.
The display will go into mass production in November, with near bezel-less phones destined for China primarily, where “demand for large screen smartphones is strong”.
Don’t be surprised if it’s some sort of LG G3 variant. LG recently used the G3 Screen to debut NUCLUN, its first in-house mobile application processor.
via: LG Newsroom