London, Jan 8 (ANI): Samsung Electronics has launched a new line of LCD televisions, which is being hailed as the world's slimmest television ever created.
The wafer thin television includes a LCD (liquid crystal display) screen as well as an LED (light emitting diode) backlighting system.
In the face of global economic downturn, the South Korean company is hoping to capitalize on consumer interest with its ultra slim TVs, reports the Telegraph.
A prototype of the new flat-panel television is to be displayed during the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which opens on Thursday.
The Japanese company JVC will also show off what it claims is the world's lightest 32-inch LCD TV, which is fractionally thicker than Samsung's creation.
Electronics companies are expected to unveil even thinner televisions in the near future based on new screen technology known as organic light emitting diode (OLED). (ANI)