LG Display launches "world’s thinnest" LCD panel

LG Display says it has developed what it claims is the world’s thinnest LCD TV panel measuring just 2.6mm.

The company has used every trick in its repertoire to get the thickness down, including the use of an ultra-slim, edge-lit LED backlight system and proprietary optical film technology.

The 42-inch panel weighs less than four kilograms, which makes it ideal for wall mounted TVs, says the company. It offers a 120Hz refresh rate with full HD resolution.

“With the development of the world’s thinnest LED LCD TV panel that is only 2.6mm thick, LG Display has once again demonstrated its technical prowess to satisfy customer demand for high resolution and slim design products,” commented Dr In Jae Chung, LG Display’s CTO and Executive Vice President.

“We will continue to spur R&D activities in order to provide our customers and the market with the differentiated products that they desire.”

LG already held the anorexia record: in May it launched 42- and 47 inch LCD TV panels measuring 5.9mm – positively chubby in comparison with the new model.

LG Display will show the panel off at the CES show in Las Vegas in January.