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Samsung joins fat fighters with 1cm thick TV

As we mentioned last week, Samsung has a few surprises in store at this week’s Flat Panel Display International show in Japan and has been drip-feeding them to the press ahead of the show’s opening on Wednesday.

The latest addition to the ‘coming-soon’ range of prototype screens is a 40in LCD television with a thickness of just 1cm. Although this is a full 7mm more than Sony’s celebrated XEL-1 OLED TV, it’s by far the thinnest set of its size. Sony’s 3mm wonder measures just 11in across the diagonal.

Moreover, the Samsung screen manages full HD TV resolutions, which Sony’s device cannot. Its LED backlight is rated at 92% of NTSC colour saturation standards, which really just means it looks almost as good as a decent cathode-ray TV.

Away from the increasingly competitive field of thin displays, Samsung has also announced an 8.1in sheet of e-paper, a 14.3in plastic screen, a 2.1in LCD that automatically adjusts its own brightness according to surroundings and a 7in touch screen with the sensors embedded in the glass.

(Crossposted to Tech.co.uk)

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