Samsung showcases 0.05mm-thin flapping OLED display

Samsung has always had a distinct relationship with the word “thin”, especially if we talk about the company’s mobile phones. Of course, not all of Samsung’s handsets can be called thin, but there are lots of them which can.

Today, during FPD International 2008, Samsung has unveiled a new ultra-thin product. It’s not a cell phone, but a 4-inch OLED display that may and probably will be, sometime in the future, included in a phone model.   

The display is only 0.05 millimeters thin. The South Korean company named it “flapping display” because, being so thin, it’s just like a sheet of paper.  

Apart from that, the new Samsung OLED panel also has a stunning contrast ratio of 100,000:1 and a luminance of 200cd/m2. Even more, its color reproduction range is said to be 100% of the NTSC standard.


An interesting aspect is that, although it measures 4 inches in diagonal, the flapping display has a resolution of only 480 × 272 pixels. Which is not at all bad, but since there are 3.8 inch displays with 800 x 480 pixels, I think Samsung can do better.

Anyway, I’m sure it’s just a matter of time until Samsung comes up with a flapping display that can support a VGA+ resolution and is also small enough to be used in a mobile phone.  

For the moment, however, the 0.05mm-thin display is not ready for mass marketing and there’s no word about when it will be.   

Via Tech On Nikkei

Author: Ilinca Nita

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