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This is the groundbreaking display that might be on your next smartphone

Updated Oct 31st, 2014 3:17AM EDT
LG 0.7mm Bezel Smartphone Display
Image: LG Corporation

LG Display on Thursday took the wraps off its next-generation smartphone display, which will have the “world’s narrowest” bezel, measuring just 0.7mm (image above). It’s not clear at this point what kind of smartphones will make use of it in the future, or whether a variation of it will be found on the G3 successor next year. LG also supplies displays to other smartphone vendors, of course, so it could make its way to other phones as well.

FROM EARLIER: LG G3 review: Android has a new king

For now, this almost bezel-free display comes only in a Full HD 5.3-inch version — comparatively, the G3’s display has even higher resolution (2K) and measures 5.5 inches diagonally.

The new display has been made with the “Neo Edge” module processing technology, LG says, and uses the “world’s first ‘Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT)” technology.

“LG Display’s Neo Edge technology uses an adhesive instead of double-sided tape to attach and completely seal the total area and edges of the panel’s circuit board and backlight unit. Because there is no plastic guide panel to attach the panel and backlight, the Neo Edge technology helps achieve minimal bezel width, while blocking light leakage and being waterproof and dustproof,” the company wrote in its announcement.

Additionally, the AIT technology further reduces the need for bezel space “because the touch panel is embedded into the LCD module.”

The new display will enter production in November, heading to unspecified Chinese handset makers first.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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