If you’ve ever wanted to have those almost invisible touchscreens that appear in theaters, like in the movies Minority Report and Avatar, know that they are much closer to reality than you realize.
Samsung has become the pioneer in the development of transparent LCD screens, even having a prototype of 22 with a resolution of 1680 by 1050 pixels, a contrast ratio of 500: 1 and HDMI and USB connections in the test.
In a recent posting on its official Samsung Tomorrow blog, the company revealed some more details about this technology. Conventional LCD displays require a lighting system, called Back Light Unit (BLU), to reproduce the images. This mechanism is essential for you to view anything on your TV or monitor, for example.
The big difference from Samsung’s transparent screens is that they can take advantage of external lighting (from the sun or your living room) to promote content playback. Thus, these devices can save up to 90% of energy compared to traditional equipment.
During the night, the transparent screens have a BLU system developed specifically for them. The application of this technology is unlimited, but its great utility will be in the exhibition of products with interactive resources.