New LCD from Samsung is smarter than the average cell phone screen

The problem with laptop and cell phone screens is that in direct sunlight, they don't show images very well. Actually, this was the case until a short time ago. Now the screens can get bright enough to be seen under most bright conditions.

Unfortunately that wonderful feature comes at a hefty price. A brighter screen sucks the juice out of your battery very quickly. Samsung has developed a new screen that will detect the amount of light in the area and automatically adjust the screen's brightness accordingly.

The screen measures 2.1" which is perfect for a cell phone. These should begin production sometime in the second half of the year.

Samsung Mobile LCD screens with automatic brightness adjustment [via akihabaranews]