LG hitting CES with big screens, small bezels

LG hitting CES with big screens, small bezelsCES in recent years has been a screen-lover's heaven, with the world's leading tech firms flooding Las Vegas with the very latest in display tech on everything from pocketable mobile gizmos to room-filling home cinemas.

And LG will be well represented at both ends of the scale at this year's Vegas event, with the highlights for the mobile fan set to include a 5.5in full HD phablet screen and a 4.7in unit boasting a bezel just 1mm thick.

Screen sizes on mobile devices just keep getting bigger and bigger, and in lieu of a fashion revolution that fundamentally redefines the acceptable size of the pocket, the key to making these big-screened mobile beast's workable lies in minimising the area around the screen – the bezel.

LG's new 4.7in panel has just that notion in mind. Its 1mm bezel means theoretically being able to produce a 4.7in device with a smaller footprint than existing phones with, say, 4.3in screens, which sounds like a decent idea... well, in theory anyway.

LG will also be showing off a 5.5in full HD phablet screen in Vegas, which isn't quite a match for the 5in 1080p panels we're seeing emerging right now but still boasts a more than decent 403ppi pixel density.

We're also expecting a 7in panel with a 1,920 x 1,200 resolution, a prospect that surely will find its way into some actual products sooner rather than later given the lack of decent screens on most 7in tablets.

Of course there will also be plenty of bigger tellies, monitors and the like boasting 4K2K resolutions and all that fancy stuff (such as the kit the fine Korean lass in the above pic is showing off), but even looking just at the more compact displays, LG is entering into 2013 clearly looking at upping the competition for a certain other Korean firm on the display panel front.

Via GSMArena

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matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 1, 2013 at 20:37

more than decent 403ppi pixel density.
I can't believe we live in a world where 403ppi is considered merely "more than decent", and not "absolutely f*cking insane". Not a year ago, the thought of a 1080p display in a mobile phone was a laughable one...

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 1, 2013 at 20:38

Btw, 5.5" full HD...sounds like it might end up in a competitor to the Note 2...

Pondlife  Jan. 1, 2013 at 20:55

Liking the sound of 4.7" screen with 1mm bezel. Weird mix of units we use.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 1, 2013 at 21:09

Liking the sound of 4.7" screen with 1mm bezel. Weird mix of units we use.
That, my friend, is true. I always find the most odd one to be fuel; it's sold in litres, but we measure fuel economy in miles per gallon :p.

Pondlife  Jan. 1, 2013 at 22:07

I wonder if that one is deliberate tbh, makes it harder to equate money and distance.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 1, 2013 at 22:26

I wonder if that one is deliberate tbh, makes it harder to equate money and distance.
Nah, it's because litres are smaller (makes petrol look cheaper), and gallons are bigger (which makes it seem like cars are more economical). Imagine how terrible fuel economy would look if manufacturers suddenly started using MPL instead of MPG. Also, people know how many MPG is good MPG, people would have no idea how many MPL was good MPL. Put it this way, my car's combined cycle fuel economy would read 4.5 MPL...even something that did 50 MPG would only do 11ish MPL.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 1, 2013 at 22:45

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matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 1, 2013 at 22:46

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Erm...cheers, Jan.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 1, 2013 at 23:05

That's the most interesting LG-related thing I could come up with :p

Pondlife  Jan. 1, 2013 at 23:07

I wonder if that one is deliberate tbh, makes it harder to equate money and distance.
Nah, it's because litres are smaller (makes petrol look cheaper), and gallons are bigger (which makes it seem like cars are more economical). Imagine how terrible fuel economy would look if manufacturers suddenly started using MPL instead of MPG. Also, people know how many MPG is good MPG, people would have no idea how many MPL was good MPL. Put it this way, my car's combined cycle fuel economy would read 4.5 MPL...even something that did 50 MPG would only do 11ish MPL.



Well I think they had to start selling petrol in litres rather than wanting it to look cheaper, but the car manufacturers weren't made to follow suit. People also knew the costs in gallons before the change too rather than per litre so could have got use to both changes at the same time. Not that mpg seemed to be thought of much back then.
The figures would likely have looked even worse at the time though I suspect, seeing as we keep being told cars are more efficient. Your car does less than 25mpg?

Pondlife  Jan. 1, 2013 at 23:12

That's the most interesting LG-related thing I could come up with :p

Makes me think of Namco arcade on the south bank, drinking lager and playing Time Crisis 2.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 1, 2013 at 23:20

That's the most interesting LG-related thing I could come up with :p

Makes me think of Namco arcade on the south bank, drinking lager and playing Time Crisis 2.


see... mission accomplished

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 1, 2013 at 23:31

I wonder if that one is deliberate tbh, makes it harder to equate money and distance.
Nah, it's because litres are smaller (makes petrol look cheaper), and gallons are bigger (which makes it seem like cars are more economical). Imagine how terrible fuel economy would look if manufacturers suddenly started using MPL instead of MPG. Also, people know how many MPG is good MPG, people would have no idea how many MPL was good MPL. Put it this way, my car's combined cycle fuel economy would read 4.5 MPL...even something that did 50 MPG would only do 11ish MPL.



Well I think they had to start selling petrol in litres rather than wanting it to look cheaper, but the car manufacturers weren't made to follow suit. People also knew the costs in gallons before the change too rather than per litre so could have got use to both changes at the same time. Not that mpg seemed to be thought of much back then.
The figures would likely have looked even worse at the time though I suspect, seeing as we keep being told cars are more efficient. Your car does less than 25mpg?

Aye, 20.4mpg on a combined cylce, according to the official figures. You can get closer to 25mpg if you're careful and just over 30 on the motorway. I don't really care about MPG that much, insurance is a bigger worry, in all honesty. If I need to drive around a city a lot, I'll borrow the Mrs' fiesta anyway.

If you've got a GCSE in maths (even a sh*t one), MPG figures vs fuel being sold in litres shouldn't really be an issue to you :p.

Pondlife  Jan. 1, 2013 at 23:58

Guessing the fiesta would be rather easier to park too and less likely to get keyed too...

They didn't come any better than mine at the time. It's not really an issue but still easier if it were more consistent. Did manage to confuse myself trying to work out £/mile once though, had it all higgledy piggledy for a while. Insomniac maths ftw

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 2, 2013 at 00:09

Yeah, no one's going to bother vandalising a Ford Fiesta :p. Saying that, surprisingly, the Audi's never been vandalised. I guess to the average, car hating eco-mentalist (or mindless chav) it looks like a boring, grey estate car; not worth the hassle of keying it or putting the windows in. Little do they know of its stupidly high CO2 output, or the way it drinks unleaded like it's going out of fashion :p.

Oh, sure, I wouldn't complain if they did away with MPG and forced manufacturers to use MPL, it'd make life that little bit easier (and more sensible). True £/Mile is an absolute dog to work out, you need to factor in so much stuff...

Pondlife  Jan. 2, 2013 at 00:20

Probably helps that it's an audi not a beamer too. But I've seen all manner of cars with their wing mirrors kicked off, especially after evening football matches, and was down a road around midday nowhere you'd expect trouble and cars almost the entire length of the road had one taken off, so even fiesta wouldn't be entirely safe.

It's still easier than I made it look that day, damned if I can remember why on earth I was trying to work it out though.

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