Sony's paper-thin OLED screens

Prototypes are 9 millimeters and 3 millimeters thick

9-millimeter HD OLED screen Gizmodo

Sony is working on a generation of sickeningly thin OLED displays that make today's LCDs look morbidly obese by comparison. At the cleverly named Display 2007, an international show in Tokyo dedicated to (you guessed it) flat screens, the company showed off a high-definition display with 1080p resolution that is a ridiculous 9 millimeters thick, or just over one-third of an inch, according to Gizmodo. You've really got to see the photos to truly appreciate what that means.

3-millimeter version Gizmodo

Even thinner, if you can believe it, is another display that measures 3 millimeters thick--about one-tenth of an inch--though its 1,024x600 resolution doesn't qualify as HD. There's no public timetable for release, though Sony has said it may come out with OLED televisions by 2008 if it can solve some manufacturing problems. Until then, we can only lust in our hearts.

 

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