This summer Sharp launched a smartphone with bezels so thin that it almost looks like they don’t exist. Now LG has unveiled a screen that it says has even thinner bezels.

LG’s new 5.3 inch LCD panel has 0.7mm bezels on the sides. The company says that’s the narrowest bezel available for a smartphone screen.

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The display panel features a 1920 x 1080 pixel LCD display and uses LG’s new “Neo Edge” technology to keep thing thin as well as LG’s Advanced In-Cell Touch, or AIT touchscreen technology.

The picture above shows a display panel next to a credit card… which is about 0.8mm thick, making the card a tiny bit thicker than the bezel.

Personally I don’t have a problem with a small bezel on the side of a smartphone display, but if you’ve been dreaming of a world where the entire glass surface of your smartphone or tablet screen can be used to dislay content, it looks like we may be one step closer.

LG says it will begin mass producing the screens in November, with the first units shipping to Chinese smartphone makers.

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5 replies on “LG unveils 5.3 inch smartphone display with a 0.7mm bezel”

  1. This “fight for smaller bezels” is really, really annoying. It may look sexy or be a technological benefit, but it looks like a field usability nightmare.

    When I use my phone, I need to be able to grab it from an arbitrary direction without having to think about it, and without making it do strange things.

  2. Love it. I just received my Sharp Aquos Crystal and being nearly completely bezel-less is surreal. It feels more like a prop from a SciFi movie than an actual phone. 🙂

  3. Smart move LG! When people drop their phones the screen will break and they’ll buy new phones again.

  4. Just be very careful with it…or put it in a big case negating any benefit of such thin bezels.

    1. I don’t think the bezel is what gives the phone structural integrity, although if you drop it, the force will transfer more directly to the screen, but who drops their phone? /s

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