Girth isn’t a typical consideration by which to judge a Blu-ray player. Nonetheless, Samsung has announced that it will be unveiling the “thinnest Blu-ray player in the world” at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Not much is known about the device’s core features aside from the fact that it is just under an inch thick (23mm) and will be able to convert conventional 2D images into “quasi-3D” images, according to PC World.
It’s also expected that the device will allow for wall mounting and be Internet-ready with support for Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.
Samsung’s quest for having the slenderest of the slender when it comes Blu-ray players is not a recent development. The Korean company released a 39mm player in 2009 that seems positively obese when compared to the 29mm model it touted in 2010. And next year’s model looks to achieve supermodel proportions coming in at just 23mm. The company is also known for scant proportions when it comes to TVs, as well.
There’s no word yet on when the player will be released or how much it will cost. But Samsung did repeatedly emphasize that this is going to be a very thin Blu-ray player, in case you missed that the first time around.