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Samsung to unveil world's thinnest 4.8-inch AMOLED display at SID 2012

June 6, 2012

After bringing flexible OLED displays closer to reality than ever, Samsung seems to be pushing the boundaries of touchscreen technology even further, clearly targeting to consolidate its Android smartphone market lead over the likes of HTC or LG.

Furthermore, it’s becoming clearer that Apple’s iPhones are to be threatened by future Samsung mobile phones, some of which might sport 4.8-inch displays measuring 1.92 mm (0.07 inches) in thickness. Sammy will be showcasing said touchscreen at the Society for Information Display (SID) expo in Boston today and tomorrow (June 6 and 7).

The touch sensor-integrated panel has the same 4.8-inch diagonal as the display of the new Galaxy S3, but will be 32% thinner than “most LCDs”, according to Samsung claims. Using OCTA (On Cell TSP AMOLED) panel technology to provide “a highly attractive alternative for mobile devices requiring an exceptionally slim design and high visibility”, the new display doesn’t have a release date announced yet, but could be featured by the next Galaxy flagship in 2013.

We’re dying to catch a glance of this ultra thin 4.8-inch display at SID in Boston, but this is not the only innovative product Samsung will be bringing to the expo. Sammy’s largest 3D OLED TV panel will also be on display over the next 48 hours, measuring 55-inch in diagonal. The TV set offers an amazing new “dual view” feature that allows users to view two separate 1920 x 1080 images at the same time, on a single TV screen.

Also of interest for Android enthusiasts out there, there’ll be a high transmittance, high brightness 10.1-inch tablet display with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution and Samsung’s first ever 11.6-inch 16:9 PLS LCD panel for slates.

These two innovations are just as exciting as the 4.8-inch ultra-thin screen, if you ask me, because they are good indicators of what Sammy intends to do in the tablet market over the next few months. That 10-inch panel could be introduced with a third-generation Galaxy Tab or with the Galaxy Note 10.1 announced back in February, but undergoing several tech tweaks, according to some rumors. The 16:9 PLS LCD panel makes us all giddy up with excitement at the thought of a generous 11.6-inch tablet from Samsung.

Keep an eye on our website for photos and hopefully videos with Sammy’s new display breakthroughs over in Boston and drop us a comment below telling us which display excites you the most.