Recently, LG announced that is has developed a very thin display that measures only 2.2mm in thickness. Undoubtedly it is the world’s thinnest full HD LCD display. The display has been mainly developed for smartphones.
The new display panel measures 5.2inch (132mm) and comes with a display resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. As compared to other smartphones in the market that use LCD display, the new full HD display from LG seems to be much brighter. When LG made announcement on the new display technology, it did not reveal when the new technology will be made available.
In order to show that LG is working on the new display technology, the company has showed some images about the same. The screen’s bezel is slightly thicker at 2.3mm. According to the team of engineers, the new display is called by the name ‘Advanced One-Glass-Solution.’ The Advanced OGS allows the usage of touch screen layer directly under the protective cover glass. So, there is no need for having a separate touchcreen layer.
The new display technology from the Korean giant consumes less power and thereby it can effectively help in saving costs. The three major components like battery, display and camera modules consume a lot of space. However, consumers desire to use devices that come with small sized components. Hence, manufacturers are working very hard to flatten their devices.
In terms of price, the display along with the touch screen is the costliest component of a smartphone. The other important items that are costly in smartphones are flash memory and CPU. LG has reduced the number of lines in the display which makes it possible for the display produces more brightness.
LG Display has always been known for pushing the envelope to develop newest display technology for smartphones and tablets. In the previous month, LG had announced that are working heavily on the production of flexible and unbreakable display panels for smartphones. A cool thing about the bendable display is that it is also thinner than the conventional LCD displays. However, LG is not the only firm that is working on high-tech displays. Other major brands like Apple, Samsung and Nokia have been working on producing bendable display since couple of year.
In June, Huawei had announced that they will soon be launching the world’s thinnest smartphone with a thickness of 6.18mm. The device is called Ascend P6. The iPhone’s thickness is 5.76mm and the Galaxy S4’s thickness is 7.9mm.
In terms of revenue generation, LG Display ranked fourth largest manufacturer that are mainly meant for smartphones and tablets. The research was conducted by data vendor NPD DisplaySearch. The report showed that 12% of the market share was held by LG, 23% belong to Samsung, Japan Display accounted 15% and Sharp held 13%.