October 30, 2012
AU Optronics introduces 1mm bezel on 4.46-inc display screen, world’s thinnest
The bezel is often the reason many smartphones, even those with exemplary performances and features, look less pretty. To get rid of this problem, AU Optronics has introduced a bezel that is thinner than the world has ever seen. The Taiwanese company showed off the results of leveraging its super narrow border technology and low temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) methods. The 1mm bezel sure does look good but what amazes one is the 4.46-inch screen it borders. To add to the finesse is a 720p resolution. Thus you can expect better text and clearer images. The company has more merits including the development of IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) and AHVA (Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle panels that range from 3 inches to 15.6 inches for smartphones, e-readers, tablets, ultrabooks, digital cameras, and car displays.
An update: the 4.97-inch Full HD AHVA mobile display with 443ppi density is already in production and so is an ultra slim IGZO-based 10-inch panel with a resolution of 2560×1600.