LG trots out 5.3-inch display with almost no bezel
The face of next year’s LG flagship smartphone could incorporate a bezel
so slim it’s barely there at all. The hardware-maker is showing off its
a 1080p HD 5.3-inch display with a .7mm (0.027-inch) border. Yes, the
same thickness of a stick of lead from a mechanical pencil.
Citing a breakthrough they term Neo Edge technology, LG’s new panel
employs an adhesive layer that doesn’t require a plastic frame around
the edge. As icing on the cake, the display is also water-resistant and
It’s not clear as to how soon we’ll see one of the fancy new screens in a device, but I suspect the G3 successor would be among the first.
To be clear, LG is not the first to create an ultrathin bezel for its smartphone screens. The Sharp Aquos Crystal,
already on the market, features a 5-inch 720p display with a supserslim
screen design. LG’s new hotness, though, is both larger and boasts a
higher resolution than Sharp’s. LG also claims its display is the
“world’s thinnest” — for now.
Whereas the last few years saw smartphones getting
larger, the next generation of nearly bezel-free phone designs could
shrink the overall footprint of even large-screen phones, by trimming
the material around the edges. With CES only a few months away, we could soon see similar announcements from other hardware makers as well.