LG's new smartphone display is only 2.2mm thick.

While Nokia was busy announcing its brand new 41-megapixel Lumia 1020, LG slipped a press release out. The Korean manufacturer claims its new smartphone display is the thinnest in the world. Measuring a slim 2.2mm thick, the new display reaches a near-phablet sized 5.2-inches long and backs a 1,080x1,920 pixel resolution.

The race for super-thin smartphone devices is currently lead by Chinese manufacturers Huawei and Umeox — Huawei's Ascend P6 measures a tiny 6.9mm while Umeox's X5 is only 5.6mm — both currently unavailable in the United States. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S4 is 7.9mm thick and the iPhone 5 measures at 7.6mm.

LG made the announcement just weeks before the scheduled release of its next smartphone, rumored to be called the Optimus G2. The Optimus G Pro — LG's current flagship phone — is 9.4mm thick. Could we see this new display technology in LG's next device?

Not every manufacturer believes that thinner is better. Until new technology emerges, it seems that a decent camera and long-lasting battery still require a bit of room. Nokia's new Lumia 1020 is 10.4mm thick and the Galaxy S4 Zoom is a whopping 15.4mm. 

Let's hear from you: What appeals to you more in a smartphone — thinness or performance?