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0.82mm "i-Lens" LCD screen
Samsung's new display is just 0.82mm thick

Samsung has taken the wraps off a prototype QVGA LCD panel (500:1 contrast ratio, 300nit brightness) that is just 0.82mm thick -- about the same thickness as a typical credit card. The new LCD panel is also 0.07 thinner than the previous title holder.

Samsung says that these new thin displays are a result of a new mobile technology dubbed "i-Lens." With i-Lens, Samsung is able to incorporate the panel assembly and the accompanying protective layer into a single shock-resistant module.

"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," said Executive Vice President Yun Jin-hyuk of Samsung's the Mobile Display Team.

Samsung notes that in traditional mobile phones, there is a 2 to 3mm space between the LCD module and the protective layer. With the i-Lens process, the protect layer is applied directly to the LCD module allowing for a thinner package.

The new 2.1" and 2.2" screens will be put into mass production in the latter half of 2007.

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WallScreens or CarScreens?
By TimberJon on 11/21/2006 4:41:09 PM , Rating: 2
If it could be CLEAR before the color image is pumped through it, you could use it as a layer within Auto Glass, or any Glass for that matter. Opaque car windows, watch a sunset of your choice or tropical beaches on your main living room window.

Affix to walls in your home and display whatever you want. Definately futuristic but promising!

I can see immediate applications to MP3/Media players, handheld video game systems, and cellular phones.

Cant wait to see the next Razor. Maybe theyll call it the Shiv. Ooooh! (Mails himself a dated copy of this name idea)
The body and the flip portion would probably be about as thick as 2 lines of this text font.

RE: WallScreens or CarScreens?
By encryptkeeper on 11/21/2006 4:55:55 PM , Rating: 2
Cant wait to see the next Razor. Maybe theyll call it the Shiv.

No, it'll be called the Shank.

RE: WallScreens or CarScreens?
By ksherman on 11/21/2006 5:02:19 PM , Rating: 5
Oh no, it Moto..

It'll be called the SHNK

RE: WallScreens or CarScreens?
By Thmstec on 12/1/2006 10:16:08 PM , Rating: 2
Leno beat you to Shiv when he made a joke about some super-model throwing a cellphone at an assistant.

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