LCD Module and How It Helps Improve Handheld Device Applications

Important Aspects of LCD Module Design for Handheld Applications

Important Aspects of LCD Module Design for Handheld Applications

Handheld devices are all the rage nowadays. The more portable and mobile a device is, the better and more sellable it is for the media-consumer on the go. For manufacturers of these gadgets, it is crucial that they use the best materials available to produce reliable and efficient products.

One of the most important components in handheld applications is the LCD module. It’s a rather sensitive element too because it can significantly affect the overall build of the device. Image sharpness, weight, durability, and cost are just some of the elements that must be closely examined so that the efficiency of the device may be compromised.

Here are some important aspects of LCD module design for handheld applications:

Glass Design

The LCD module has vastly improved in order to use the least amount of glass area while still being able to show the intended display area. Thinner and more scratch resistant glass are also used which results in significant weight and size reductions while providing gadgets with the same viewable area.

Pixel Size

There is also a benefit in paying attention to the pixel size. While many people would claim that pixel size should not dictate the performance of a device, it actually does affect the display’s usability.

Ideally, the pixel size should not go below the threshold of 0.25mm. Otherwise, the quality of the images may be seriously compromised. Especially for small handhelds, it’s important for the pixels to be a bit larger so that the characters can be read better, which is why in practice, the pixel sizes are usually set above 0.30mm. The easier the user recognizes the characters on-screen, the better their user-experience becomes.

Viewing Area

The viewing area is a defined space within the monitor where all the information is flashed. A trend among small handhelds is to put in as much information as possible in one screen. The challenge is how to do so while keeping the interface clean and not crowded to the eye. Usually, the display size of an LCD module can accommodate anywhere from two lines of 10 characters to as much as eight lines of 20 characters.


Another crucial element to the LCD module is the backlighting, which primarily serves as illumination to the display. Having a good backlight makes displays bright and easily readable. However, it may be useful to install a blue light filter for easier viewing at night or in dark areas.

With manufacturers paying close attention to these basic elements, the handheld market could make their way to more practical innovations that cater to user’s needs.

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