LG outs world’s thinnest full HD LCD panel, basically confirms display on LG G2

by: Joe HindyJuly 11, 2013

LG Display 1

The LG G2, also known as the LG Optimus G2, is one of the more anticipated smartphones coming out in the second half of 2013. So far the rumors are plentiful but not much has been set in stone yet. This may have changed as LG recently sent out a press release for a full HD smartphone panel. Given that the LG G2 is the next big thing coming out of LG, it’s not a giant leap in logic to guess that this state of the art HD smartphone panel is for LG’s next state of the art smartphone.

Here is everything about the panel as per the press release:

  • It is a “state-of-the-art 5.2-inch panel.”
  • The screen is 2.2mm thin.
  • It has a 2.3mm bezel.
  • Uses LG Display’s One Glass Solution. According to LG, “Dual Flexible Printed Circuits, superior to a single circuit, have been inserted between the panel and touch film, reducing the number of lines on the panel by more than 30 percent.
  • 1080×1920 Full HD resolution.
  • LG makes it a point to tell everyone about the brightness. Apparently, Intertek has confirmed that this screen is capable of performing just fine in “strong outdoor sunlight” the photo at the bottom shows LG accepting a certificate from Intertek to this affect.


LG Display 2

It’s hard to get overly excited about a display but LG seems to have put enough info into this display for it to actually be a little exciting. As you can see from the pictures above and below, this screen is ridiculously thin, bright, and colorful. Of course, only time will tell if it looks this good in a smartphone as it does in these photographs. LG also claims that the thinness of this display will also help improve grip. Again, though, these are things we won’t know for sure until this bad boy is released on a smartphone.

LG Display 3

The most important part is that this hasn’t been 100% confirmed as the screen for the LG G2. It might as well be, but LG hasn’t directly come out and said that this will be on their LG G2 behemoth. Rumors state that the screen will be between 5 and 5.5 inches and be 1080p. This screen satisfies all that criteria. Also, as this screen has an official press release and the rumored unveil for the LG G2 is less than a month away on August 7th, there’s no reason to believe it won’t be prepared to be inserted into the G2’s body. To read the press release for yourself, we’ve put it in below.


Show Press Release
LG Display Introduces World’s Slimmest Full HD LCD Panel for Smartphones
New panel will enable sleeker Full HD smartphones delivering superior viewing experience

Seoul, Korea (July 11, 2013)
– LG Display [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220], a leading innovator of display technology, today announced that it will unveil the world’s slimmest Full HD LCD panel for smartphones.
The state-of-the-art 5.2-inch panel is an exciting advancement for the premium mobile device market enabling sleeker Full HD smartphones featuring better “grip-ability” and a superior viewing experience.

Only 2.2mm thin with a 2.3mm bezel, LG Display’s new panel is both slimmest and narrowest among existing
Full HD LCD panels designed for mobile devices. This world’s slimmest Full HD LCD panel will provide larger visible display space on smartphones, critical as mobile devices are used for multimedia viewing more than ever before. Additionally, the panel will
make devices easier to grip as well as lighter in weight.

Key to realizing the world’s slimmest panel is LG Display’s Advanced One-Glass-Solution (OGS), the latest
touch technology enabling an enhanced touch screen experience, developed and applied to the new panel for the first time ever. Dual Flexible Printed Circuits, superior to a single circuit, have been inserted between the panel and touch film, reducing the number
of lines on the panel by more than 30 percent. Utilization of a direct bonding system has also resulted in Optical Clear Resin between the panel and touch film for greater brightness.

The new panel’s superiority in displaying resolution, brightness, and contrast ratio results in enhanced outdoor readability.
By utilizing 1,080X1,920 pixels consisting of Red, Green, Blue (RGB) sub-pixels, the panel is a true Full HD display. And with a brightness of 535 nits at maximum, LG Display’s panel outperforms all current mobile Full HD LCD panels. Finally, measuring contrast
in real-life surroundings with Ambient Contrast Ratio results in a reading of 3.74:1 based on 10,000 lux, confirming the perfect performance of the panel even in strong outdoor sunlight conditions. Renowned testing firm Intertek has officially
certified these results.

“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,” said Dr. Byeong-Koo Kim, Vice President and Head of LG Display’s IT and Mobile Development Group. “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.”


About LG Display

LG Display Co., Ltd. [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220] is a leading manufacturer and supplier of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels,
OLEDs and flexible displays. The company provides TFT-LCD panels in a wide range of sizes and specifications for use in TVs, monitors, notebook PCs, mobile products and other various applications. LG Display currently operates nine fabrication facilities and
seven back-end assembly facilities in Korea, China, Poland, and Mexico. The company has a total of 56,000 employees operating worldwide. For more news and information about LG Display, please visit
www.lgdnewsroom.com <http://www.lgdnewsroom.com/>.

Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations,
are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current plans, estimates and projections, and therefore you should not place undue reliance on them. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation
to update publicly any of them in light of new information or future events. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. We caution you that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained
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  • mumusen

    G2..will rock the SmartPhone scene.

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  • lalala

    the viewing angles looks terrible

    • What?

    • S.L Jones

      Do you know what viewing angles are?

    • Rhino”

      you need glasses lol

  • najiy91

    sony honami triluminous display will rock the smartphone scene!(“,)

    • S.L Jones

      I am torn between getting the honami and the next nexus…honami sounds very intriguing

      • Raaj

        I agree on the Honami.. Even the name has got a Samurai effect to it! :-D

      • harrold

        If only the Nexus 5 was based on the Honami (which it could be)

    • pat163

      i thought triluminos quantum dot only inprove the color of lcd to compete with oled so if LG screen improve the colour it can also compete with honami

  • Vallhalen

    Nexus 5 with 5,2″ screen ? Im out :/

    • le_lutin

      I’m in!

      • najiy91

        5.2″ is ok

    • Luka Mlinar

      I’m out as well.

  • MasterMuffin

    I just realized that this panel could be in NEXUS 5! :O

    Edit. Oops someone already commented that. Well amazing still!

    • Luka Mlinar

      It better not be!

      • MasterMuffin


        • Luka Mlinar

          Because this expansion of phone screens needs to stop. It should have stopped at 4,7″ but it must stop at 5″. It’s not ok to ad 0,2″ every 6 months. In 3 years we will all have 7″ phones.

          • MasterMuffin

            It has soft keys, so the bezels can be smaller thus giving you a device that feels like a 5″ device (but is 5.2″ when viewing videos which is awesome)

          • Nickan Fayyazi

            Lol @ people assuming bezel sizes.

  • najiy91

    5-5.5 inch phone is the most suitable phone for average western or asian(hand handling)..5.2 inch is considered ok.

  • Ruz

    where is Super LCD & Tru HD IPS + screens gone?

  • ergd

    it’s not yet covered by gorilla glass or dragontrail so we can’t say it will really look that great on the final product.

  • Nickan Fayyazi

    Me wants in N5!

  • Roger

    I really think 5 inches is the sweet spot. Any further and your going down the Galaxy Note path which not many people are a big fan of. I use my phone one handed quite a bit so size is a big thing. I’m all for shaving the bezel down but lets not lose ease of use!

  • 26

    Just put this screen on G2 and/or Nexus 5 then I’m with you.

  • Chirabrata Bhattarjee

    What about apple now!!!!!

  • nishantsirohi123

    Now if keeping the same thickness as current nexus or the optimus g and G-pro
    LG can fit a thicker battery an a bigger camera sensor.

    This is what they should do rather than making the phone itself thinner