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Samsung and LG.Philips tout super-thin OLED displays

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 19 May 2007 6:54 User comments (5)

Samsung and LG.Philips tout super-thin OLED displays Samsung Electronics and LG.Philips may have boosted the goal of creating thinner mobile phones and other portable devices with the development of new active-matrix OLEDs (AMOLED). Samsung is calling its 2.2-inch display the "world's thinnest" at just 0.52mm but LG.Philips has developed a 4.0-inch display just 0.15mm thick which is also flexible. Both display at a resolution of up to 320x240.
Samsung outdoes LG.Philips in terms of color display, supporting 262 million colors compared to LG.Philips' display of 16.7 million colors. Samsung is also reportedly ready to mass-produce its display for various mobile devices while LG.Philips' offering has only been announced.

LG.Philips' claims that its display is "barely thicker than a human hair" and it is also the first AMOLED display to use amorphous silicon technology allowing it to bend and roll without causing damage. "This display capitalizes on the strengths of OLED technology and its image quality is really something to behold," said LG.Philips VP Hyunhe Ha in a statement.

Hyunhe Ha continued: "Although we are still in the initial stages with this technology, we expect to make some exciting advances in the near future. LG.Philips LCD is focused on customer-centered technology development to introduce products that customers want."

Source:
Ars Technica

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5 user comments

119.5.2007 17:16

Hair thin wow that is small I would love to see a picture of this.

220.5.2007 17:28

thats awesome that it can bend

stuff having lcd screens in your car, your whole car can be a tv!

322.5.2007 17:37

What is the crush hesitance on these? That is cool that they can make larger displays smaller for phone usage, but how will these handle being dropped or accidentally stepped on?

421.12.2007 21:50
zorb43
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Originally posted by Unfocused:
What is the crush hesitance on these? That is cool that they can make larger displays smaller for phone usage, but how will these handle being dropped or accidentally stepped on?

521.12.2007 21:55
zorb43
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What would happen if you dropped one off of the top of the Empire State Building ?

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