Royal Philips Electronics has unveiled its latest display technology for the camera phone market, claiming that it offers the world's thinnest 'flip top' for a clamshell-style phone.
The combined hardware includes a high-performance 1.9in, 176 x 220 TFT colour main display, a 1.3in, 98 x 65 colour super-twisted nematic sub-display, and a VGA camera.
The device has camera and video functions, is more robust and consumes less power than its previous offerings, while measuring less than 6.8mm in thickness, said the electronics firm.
The module also features an ambient light-dependent, dual-sided backlight for illumination of both the main and sub-display, as well as a polyphonic speaker, receiver and vibra-motor.
It incorporates real-time jpeg coding for camera phones and the 2D graphics hardware necessary for mobile phone gaming and fast menu access, such as immediate image rotation.
The technology will be marketed at original equipment manufacturer customers of Philips' telecoms as an integrated module that can be easily incorporated into camera phone products.
The module has a single digital host interface and can be used to upgrade existing mobile phone platforms with camera and graphics functions.
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