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LG Will Show Off A Variety of Display Panels at CES 2013


The rumor mill is currently crowded with all sorts of speculations and rumors for upcoming smartphones, especially the ones with 1080p displays. HTC has already shown us its offerings with the J Butterfly and the Droid DNA on Verizon, and so have Oppo and Huawei (at CES). But what about display tech giants like LG, which has its own 1080p 5-inch display panel on offer? Well, it seems like the company will take to the CES 2013 event next week to unravel an array of mobile display panels ranging from 4.7-inches to 5.5-inches. The company will also show off bigger television display panels of up to 84-inches.

The new 4.7-inch display panel apparently will feature a super narrow bezel, at a mere 1mm. This should aid the manufacturers in decreasing the bezel size and providing more comfort when it comes to using the device. However, a very small bezel also has the obvious flipside where holding at the edges of the device could register a touch, so it’s not necessarily a game changing technology.

Next up is the company’s brand new 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD display panel with a pixel density of 403ppi (for comparison’s sake, the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II has a pixel density of 267ppi). This should inevitably go into LG’s next phablet, although we fear if the company isn’t taking the market too seriously. The company’s Optimus Vu and Vu II were average sellers in the global arena, despite the company bragging of its sales. So let’s hope that changes with the announcement of these new display panels.

Also prepping an announcement is the company’s 7-inch (1920×1200) display panel with a pixel density of 324ppi. That’s substantially crisper than the iPad Mini and the Nexus 7. LG has tried its hand with tablets by launching devices like the Optimus Pad, which hasn’t quite been a hit. So perhaps with state-of-the-art display technology onboard, LG could make some noise with its offering. LG might also sell these display panels to third party manufacturers. We really see a potential for this one, and we believe it could go a long way in making 7-inch tablets even more attractive. LG has plans for notebook panels as well. The company will reveal a 12.9-inch (2560×1700) QSXGA display, well suited for an ultrabook. The display resolution will make it an attractive offering for manufacturers, but those extra pixels might take a toll on the device’s battery life, so manufacturers have to be wary of that too.

All in all, it seems like LG has all its bases covered when it comes to its lineup of displays. The company’s faltering smartphone business however desperately needs a push so as to rank up against big guns like Samsung and HTC, with the latter going through a financial crisis of its own. Let’s hope we get to see these display panels in action soon.

Via: GSM Arena

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