Sharp Creates Industry's Thinnest LCD for Mobile Devices

Sharp Corporation has successfully developed a 2.2-inch super-thin LCD for mobile devices with a thickness of only 0.68 mm, the industry’s thinnest[1]. Mobile devices such as mobile phones and digital cameras are rapidly becoming thinner as manufacturers strive to improve portability and offer consumers more stylish designs. As a result, thinner embedded components such as LCDs are also increasing in demand. In addition, the increase in demand for One-Seg (terrestrial digital broadcast) compatible handsets is leading to demands for greater visibility and higher image quality in displays intended for mobile devices.

Mobile Advanced Super View LCDIn this light, Sharp has successfully developed a new 2.2-inch Mobile Advanced Super View LCD with a thickness of only 0.68 mm, the industry’s thinnest[2], based on proprietary Sharp fabrication techniques for thin LCDs, in particular, glass substrate and backlight technologies. This new Mobile Advanced Super View LCD delivers superior image quality approaching that of an LCD TV thanks to a high contrast ratio of 2000:1, wide viewing angle of 176 degrees, and fast response speed of 8 ms, which are among the highest levels in the industry[2]. As the leading manufacturer of LCDs, Sharp will continue to develop new proprietary technologies for LCDs, ranging from large-size LCDs for TVs to small- and medium-size displays, and will contribute to the further evolution of mobile devices in the future.

Note also that this display will be exhibited at FPD International 2007 to be held at Pacifico Yokohama on October 24 to 26.


  • Screen size: 2.2 inches
  • Pixel count: 240 x 320 (QVGA)
  • Module thickness: 0.68 mm
  • Contrast: 2000:1
  • Viewing angle: Vertical, horizontal, and diagonal: 176 degrees
  • Response speed: 8 ms (black white display)
  • Applications: Mobile phones, digital cameras, and other mobile devices

As of October 23, 2007. Specifications subject to change at the time of product introduction.

[1] As of October 23, 2007, for LCDs.
[2] As of October 23, 2007, for LCDs (2-inch) for mobile devices.

About Sharp Corporation
Sharp Corporation (TSE: 6753) is a worldwide developer of innovative products and core technologies that play a key role in shaping the future of electronics. As a leader in liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and digital technologies, Sharp offers one of the broadest and most advanced lines of consumer electronics, information products and electronic components, while also creating new network businesses. Sharp Corporation employs about 56,600 people in the world (as of April 30, 2007) and recorded consolidated annual sales of 3,127,771 million yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.