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LG shows off 2.2mm thick 5.2in 1080p smartphone screen

Tries to show that Samsung isn't the only player in town
Thu Jul 11 2013, 15:20

DISPLAY MAKER LG has announced a 2.2mm thick 1080p LCD display intended for smartphones.

LG like its regional rival Samsung has spent millions on display research and manufacture, and now claims to have produced the thinnest LCD panel around. The firm said its 5.2in 1080p resolution LCD panel is 2.2mm thick, has a 2.3mm bezel and is intended for use in smartphones.

LG said that the key to achieving the 2.2mm thickness is the firm's One Glass Solution, which it said has the latest version of its touchscreen technology. According to the firm, two flexible printed circuits are inserted between the panel and the touch resistent film, a process that the firm claims reduces the number of lines on the panel by more than 30 percent.

The firm said that its 5.2in 1080p panel is the first to have this touchscreen technology. The firm said the screen has a maximum brightness of 535 nits and added that each pixel has red, green and blue subpixels, though it didn't reveal power consumption.

Byeong-Koo Kim, VP and head of LG Display's IT and Mobile Development Group said, "Today's introduction of the world's slimmest Full HD LCD panel represents an exciting advancement for the high-end smartphone segment, and is possible due to our world-class expertise in IPS and touch technologies.

"LG Display will continue its commitment to developing products that maximize consumer value as well as opening new doors for the mobile and tablet PC industry."

Given that Apple is a known customer of LG's rival Samsung, LG won't do its chances of winning business away from Samsung any harm by showing off what it can do, though it will take more than just thinness to win business away from rivals. µ


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