LG unveils world's thinnest 1080p display for smartphones

By Shawn Knight
Jul 11, 2013
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  1. LG on Thursday announced what they are calling the world’s thinnest full HD LCD display for smartphones. Measuring just 2.2mm thick (or thin, depending on your outlook), the 5.2-inch panel boasts a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and is...

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  2. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 960   +84

    Copy paper is about 0.1 mm thick. So that's still about 22 sheets of paper? Which is thin, but still sounds like there's room to improve.
  3. veLa

    veLa TechSpot Booster Posts: 500   +76

    I'm just not interested in LCD displays these days, OLED is the future.
    mosu likes this.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +724

    But how rigid is copy paper? The slimmer the device, the less rigid it inherently is. The screen is probably very fragile as well. Not a good idea for the more "masculine" among us.
  5. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TechSpot Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    I wonder if that is the unnamed LCD screen that the guys at Oculus VR were using to show off the HD Rifit prototype at E3.
  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,039   +695

    I would expect the rest of the phone could provide some strength to the screen. If the screen is thinner, the battery can be larger. The camera module has to have a little thickness (as of current tech) or it can't absorb enough light for good pictures.
  7. avoidz

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    Wasted on screen that size.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,806   +1,431

    I agree!!

    With 1080P on a screen less than 7 inches high (150+ ppi), you would hardly notice any difference at all. I wonder what the power requirement differences are between 720P and 1080P?
  9. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +618

    Looks like the light is coming from the small unit at the base, where it hinges. As such, this won't be available in 50inch TV's any time soon due to physics.
  10. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 956   +96

    So, mobile display technology is advancing, and you already hate what hasn't even been released yet, soooooo why are you here again?

    *looks at his address bar... yup, still says techspot.....*
  11. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 956   +96

    I'm just amazed you got a like for that comment. And on a tech site... smh
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    Very impressive.
  13. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Nice to see really. But im kinda concerned by the idea of a larger battery. I deal with cellphones and all the related problems on a daily basis. One of the major problems we see a lot is ppl useing their smartphones while they are charging. This causes a ton of heat to build in the battery threby causing it to swell. If ppl continue to use their phones while charging them I can see that battery swelling and breaking that screen. That concerns me a bit.
  14. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 960   +84

    Hate is a pretty strong word. With development in Gorilla Glass, we've seen glass get thinner, more scratch resistant, and withstand more pressure before it breaks. My only thought is that the 2.2 mm is still a fairly thick sandwich of materials to make up a display. I'm looking at 3x 0.7 mm pencil lead refills side-by-side and thinking that is still thinner than the display. It still seems like it would consume a significant portion of a phones thickness. My one thought is just that it this is a good development with room to improve.
  15. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 956   +96


    I'll let Corning know that you think 2.2mm is still too thick, but you believe they can improve on that.


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