Samsung has made an advance in LCD technology that could gain them some ground in the thin phone wars. They have created a technology that allows them to display two different images on two different sides (front and back) of the same LCD screen.
Many mobile phones offer a front and back view of an LCD screen. This is actually 2 different screens displaying the same image or mirror image that is.
Samsung’s advance will allow them to remove one of those LCD screens from their phones that have a flip capability. This will save 1 mm of space in phone design for flip phones.
Currently, Samsung has one of the slimmest phones on the market, the Samsung X820 which measures in at 6.9mm is not a flip phone and will not benefit from this advance.
Motorola, the company that started the race in slim phones, currently offers the slivr which measures 8 mm. It is not a flip phone either.