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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.

By KaiserCSS on 11/21/2006 9:11:12 PM , Rating: 4
Samsung says that these new thin displays are a result of a new mobile technology dubbed "i-Lens."

i-Lens? Look out Samsung, Apple's got a thirst for copyright infringement lawsuits that needs a-quenching.


RE: Uh-oh...
By Cullinaire on 11/22/2006 8:34:21 AM , Rating: 2

RE: Uh-oh...
By Wwhat on 11/23/2006 7:00:14 PM , Rating: 2
But by whom, intel for using the i or apple for the iXXX theme, or both, or microsoft because there's bound to be a patent covering it.

Wow! Looking more and more like Star Trek devices.
By mellondust on 11/21/2006 4:11:50 PM , Rating: 1
I used to watch Star Trek the Next Generation and see them carrying around these little tablet like computers that were very thin. I always thought that something like that would be a long ways off as thinking you could never get it that thin and light, at least an inch. After seeing this it is right around the corner. Cool!

By encryptkeeper on 11/21/2006 4:54:35 PM , Rating: 2
Speaking of Star Trek, a few weeks ago I read an article that scientists were able to "transport" several billion atoms over the distance of one meter. It's not much, but it's cool as hell to think they might make some stuff like transporters and cloaking devices.

By Griswold on 11/22/2006 3:29:35 AM , Rating: 1
Hmm, I dont think that was atoms but rather photons. At least that is what all this "transporter" fuzz was about over the last few years.

By Behlal on 11/22/2006 5:07:48 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, and by transport, they actually mean replication using quantum entanglement (if I remember correctly).

Very cool!
By therealnickdanger on 11/21/2006 4:10:33 PM , Rating: 2
Now make it a touchscreen for use in UMPCs! I wonder how long before this process is applied to laptops, big-screen TVs, and such... if at all...

RE: Very cool!
By ceefka on 11/22/2006 7:15:49 AM , Rating: 2
I don't see why it would stay in the mobile market.

The future of desk jobs is working on a 70-80" touchscreen. Everything under your fingertips. This will look like Star Trek, as referred to here above.

credit card
By joust on 11/21/06, Rating: 0
“So far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents." -- Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith

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