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This is absolutely brilliant. What would you say about this new Samsung-Intel product? It is transparent, it can display anything, it is touch-sensitive and it can also be used as a mirror.
We are halfway into 2015 and Samsung has dropped another mind-blowing invention. It’s a touch-sensitive transparent display. The awesome 55-inch transparent display is the world’s largest, based on organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology.
Its bright and beautiful displays are made possible with the help of OLED. OLED displays are currently in use in a variety of devices like mobile phones and Televisions.
One thing about OLED is that it offers a better display than LCD and Plasma displays. In addition to high picture quality, OLED displays can be made flexible and transparent.
A Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) is an electronic display that makes use of light modulating properties of a liquid crystal. The liquid crystal is a distinct state of matter that exists between a conventional liquid state and the crystalline solid.
During the transformation from liquid to solid, some organic materials exhibit a cascade of transitions involving new phases. It is in this intermediate form of mesomorphic phase that we have liquid crystals.
LCDs are used in a lot of appliances like televisions, computer monitors, telephones, calculators, watches, clocks, gaming devices, DVD players and much more.
In plasma displays, each pixel on the screen is illuminated by electrically charged gas or plasma. Plasma displays are commonly found in television sets.
Both LCDs and Plasma displays are used in a variety of products but OLEDs have an edge – its transparency.
Actually, OLED materials are transparent and this makes the fabrication of transparent OLEDs (T-OLEDs) achievable.
OLED technology has also been used to produce thin and transparent lighting panels. These lighting panels are area-lit and efficient. There is also a structured lighting panel that is not transparent.
Samsung’s transparent smart glass display has been launched in retail stores. The transparent device has a 75% reflectance level, similar to normal glasses.
It can also be used as a mirror which is one of the reasons why retailers like Rebecca Minkoff have already started to make use of this product. The product is also in use for retail store windows where the user can view items and also see through the transparent screen.
This transparent display has already been used in making laptops. According to the OLED future, this technology will soon be introduced into cars, where the user will be able to control the temperature and other features of the car from the smart glass.
Samsung may likely introduce smartphones with transparent displays so get ready for a whole new world of mind-blowing devices.