Samsung has been working on transparent displays for a while now, but all we have seen so far were prototypes. Today, however, big S announced that it began mass-producing transparent LCD panels earlier this month, as the “world’s first company”. Samsung says that the panels will be available as a black-and-white and as a color type and that they boast the world’s highest transparency rates.
Here are the main specs:
- screen size: 22 inches
- contrast ratio: 500:1
- resolution: 1,680×1,050 (WSXGA)
- transparency rate: over 20% for the black-and-white type, over 15% for the color type
- interfaces: HDMI, USB
According to Samsung, the panels need up to 90% less power when compared to ordinary LCDs with backlights because their transparent panels can use sun light.
The company plans to target advertisers, event organizers, corporations with its new product (but fails to state an exact release date).