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AU Optronics show off smartphone displays with just 1mm thick bezel

AU Optronics' latest tease is display technology with a bezel measuring just 1mm

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 31, 2012 at 6:27 am CDT (0 mins, 50 secs time to read)

If you thought the bezel on your screen was already small, get ready for some ultra-thin bezels in the near future. AU Optronics have shown off a new smartphone display sporting a 4.46-inch display with a bezel that measures just 1mm, all with a resolution of 720p.

AU Optronics show off smartphone displays with just 1mm thick bezel |

With just 1mm of bezel, the screen would take up virtually all visible space on the smartphone. AU Optronics supply displays to companies such as LG, who offer panels for Apple's iPad mini, and others.

The only problem I have with 1mm bezel sizes is the fact that my hand would get in the way of the screen. Everyone holds smartphones differently, but I can see peoples' hands getting in the way of the screen, without much (if any at all) bezel in the way. I would love to see this technology on notebook displays, TVs, and more. I think I'll have to see it, and feel the phone in my hands to really judge. But 1mm bezel, wow.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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