NetworkWorld: Samsung Electronics plans to unveil a flat-panel TV that’s as thin as just 6.5-millimeters at this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The TV set, few details of which were immediately available, is between 6.5mm and 7mm across its width and has an LED (light emitting diode) backlight.
The Samsung TV stands at present to be the thinnest LCD TV yet demonstrated.
Until now that record was held by Philips, which unveiled an 8mm prototype LCD television at the IFA electronics show in Berlin last year. At the same event Sony took the wraps off a 9.9mm set that has already gone on sale and is the thinnest LCD TV available in retail stores.
CES begins on Thursday. Samsung has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday at which the TV set is expected to be first shown.