Samsung Develops Double-Sided LCD Screen

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Samsung has created a double-sided LCD panel that the company claims is the first LCD panel to show independent images on each side of a mobile LCD display. (Is this true? Five years ago, Sharp made its own double-sided LCD screen.)

Samsung’s twin LCD (just like Sharp’s 5 year ago) will replace two display panels with one, thereby allowing for a reduced thickness of consumer devices such as cellphones. The company’s new double-sided LCD has two gates that operate each pixel instead of one, so the screen on the front can display different images than the one on the back. It says this is truly the first double-sided LCD (Okay, Sammy, if you insist).

Samsung said the new double-sided LCD is 2.6mm thick and 2.22” wide, with QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) resolution, and has brightness values of 250 nits for the front and 100 nits for the rear display. It will be exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show, which opens in Las Vegas on January 8.

Samsung Double-Sided LCD


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.