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View Full Version : New LCD Could Shrink Cell Phones

Jason Dunn
08-18-2003, 10:34 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,112066,00.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,112066,00.asp</a><br /><br /></div>"Samsung Electronics has developed a new flat-panel display unit for clamshell-style cellular telephones that could help manufacturers make thinner and cheaper handsets. In most clamshell phones, the main and sub displays are installed back to back in the upper portion of the telephone, one facing outwards and one facing inwards. Samsung's new module takes advantage of this configuration and uses a common backlight that is shared by each display...<br /><br />...In size, the module is about a millimeter thinner than two independent displays would be, according to Samsung. That works out to a reduction in depth of between 3 percent and 5 percent in an average clamshell-type cellular telephone. Cost savings are expected to be around 20 percent over the price of two independent display panels, Park said. The module contains a 1.8-inch TFT color main display, which has a resolution of 128 pixels by 160 pixels; and a 1.2-inch color sub display, with a 96-by-96-pixel resolution."<br /><br />Hopefully this type of technology will show up in some of the factories in Taiwan - heaven knows we could sure use thinner Smartphones. :wink: