Samsung develops thinnest mobile LCD screen

By on November 21, 2006, 7:52 PM
Samsung keeps on innovating, this time they are showing off what they claim to be the world’s slimmest LCD display for mobile devices. The new screen is 0.82mm thick, breaking the previous record by 0.07mm. This may not seem like a big difference, but along with this announcement the company has also introduced a new technology dubbed “i-Lens”, which allows to incorporate a plastic protection to the screen itself, which according to Samsung can trim down 1.4mm to 2.4mm from the total thickness of a mobile phone.

Executive Vice President Yun Jin-hyuk, in charge of the Mobile Display Team within the Samsung Electronics LCD Business division, said,” Samsung’s R&D initiatives, including LCD module thickness reduction and reinforced shock resistance, will enable our customers to develop truly differentiated and more reliable, ultra-thin mobile products.”

The new design of the screen also provides better resistance against impacts and vibration, great news for all of us who like a phone that can handle a fall or two. The screen will be available in two sizes, 2.1 and 2.2 inches diagonally. Resolution for the screen is qVGA (240 x 320) with a 500:1 contrast rate, and will enter mass production mid 2007.

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