Samsung Creates World’s Thinnest LCD

Posted Tue Oct 27, 2009 at 09:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

At 3.9mm thick, Samsung beats the competition by a full 2mm.

There will eventually come a time when we’ve all got ultrathin OLEDs stuck to our walls receiving wireless information from a base unit, and the thin wars will be over. This is not that time.

Samsung recently announced their newest display, nicknamed the “Needle Thin LCD”, which measures an amazingly thin 3.9mm. Over 2mm thinner than a standard #2 pencil, the new display sets a new record for the world’s thinnest LCD display.

The new Samsung LCD features LED backlighting, though whether it is edge lit or features local dimming is as of yet unstated. The display does offer a 120Hz refresh rate and a contrast ratio of 5,000:1.

Pricing and availability are unknowns at the moment, though Samsung is expected to get this display out as soon as they can.

Source: Trading Markets

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