LG Claims LCD Display That Is Half The Width Of An iPhone, Edge-lit LED Tech To Thank
LG announced the world’s thinnest LCD displays today. Available in a 42-inch and 47-inch flavor, the sets are just 5.9mm thick, which to put it in perspective is about half, yes half the thickness of the current iPhone. The almost wafer thin build is accomplished using edge-lit LED backlights, which places the light source at the display’s edge as opposed to behind it. The pay off or sacrifice is perhaps a less brilliant image or shittier contrast ratio compared to traditional back lighting schemes. Weight for the 42-inch set is just 13.42lbs and for the 47-inch 16.06lbs – damn that is ultra light. Features include 120hz refresh rate, 450 cd/m2 brightness and a 10-bit LCD panel. Availability, official model name and price have yet to be announced.