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Apart from Samsung’s wacky $899.99 Portable Projector It doubles as a speaker and a lamp geared towards Millennials, with the tech giant also updating its Neo QLED and The Frame TVs at CES 2022.
Samsung’s focus is on software improvements with minimal hardware changes. For starters, the “Tizen” TV interface is getting a redesign that packs more features in one place, and a new gaming hub. On the hardware side, TVs are getting faster, processing technology is improving, and frames are getting updated technology to reduce glare.
Let’s unpack it, sharing some insights from our conversation with Samsung’s Dan Shinassi, director of product planning for TVs and Lydia Cho, head of product marketing for TVs.
The main appeal of Samsung’s sleek lifestyle TV is that it not only has an ugly black screen, but also displays a work of art when turned off. And although this is not a complete redesign, the New Year will bring a well-deserved and fundamental change in the frame. For 2022, all sizes Samsung’s The Frame It will now feature an anti-glare and low-reflection matte display, which will help the art look like art.
“Fine Arts has that parchment-type look and feel. And this panel will bring it to the fore,” notes Shinasi. “It doesn’t matter which [type of] The amount of art you’ll see will be one of the added benefits depending on the performance of the panel.” Regardless of what you want to display, the new frame should look more natural, allowing for better colors and accurate detail.
We call the panel’s overall reflectivity 2021 frame – For TV or the performing arts. This will help correct glare when you’re not watching the display, which gives the parlor the trick that it’s a TV, not a piece of art.
We’re excited to test out The Frame’s new finish and see how much of a difference it makes in our everyday space. And regardless of size, the frame still delivers a 4K HDR picture from a standard quantum dot panel.
If you’re not torn about the frame potentially showing some dazzle, the 2020 model is readily available, on sale for a low price and has well-reviewed reviews from us.
- 32-inch The Frame 2020 ($527.99, originally $599.99; Amazon.Com And samsung.com,
- 43-inch The Frame 2021 ($947.99, originally $999.99; Amazon.Com And samsung.com,
- 50-inch The Frame 2021 ($1,197.99, originally $1,299.99; Amazon.Com And samsung.com,
- 55-inch The Frame 2021 ($1,397.99, originally $1,499.99; Amazon.Com And samsung.com,
- 65-inch The Frame 2021 ($1,397.99, originally $1,499.99; Amazon.Com And samsung.com,
Last year, Samsung impressed with its Neo QLED 4K and 8K TVs that took home the Best of CES award from CNN Underscore. This was a change from standard LED to Mini LED technology, which essentially packs more miniature LEDs on the back of the panel to produce a brighter, clearer image. The result was a more vibrant picture that was better at recreating scenes and upscaling for an immersive viewing experience. This technology was combined with Samsung’s processing technologies and HDR TVs with 4K or 8K resolutions that could hit 120Hz refresh rates.
It’s all put up for 2022 at most Neo QLED Models – The core lineup will still be 4K and 8K variants. But this year, these LEDs will be even brighter for a better picture. and so on Sony Bravia XR ProcessorSamsung’s processing and upscaling will now use AI to identify the focal point of the scene, helping to make the area you’re looking at more detailed. The idea is to create a more immersive viewing experience, though we won’t know for sure until we test it.
The second change is that select “Premium Neo QLED models” will offer a variable refresh rate of 144Hz, which should appeal to gamers and fans of live sports. This is up from the former 120Hz of the other standard models. And all 2022 Samsung Smart TVs will also come with a new gaming hub.
“It is a completely new platform designed to make it easy to browse, search, access and launch all your games. With Cloud Gaming in the Hub, you can also access games from different locations, Explains Cho. Gaming Hub will let you pull games from cloud services like Google Stadia or Nvidia GeForce Now, as well as from connected consoles like PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. Unsurprisingly, Xbox Game Pass isn’t on board yet, But the company teased it as a possibility in the future., You’ll also be able to customize gaming-specific modes on the TV, such as adjusting screen size and ratio.
All of these features are part of a more comprehensive redesign for Samsung’s smart TV interface, giving you on-demand, one-stop access to other services like live programming and streaming, without having to wade through a bunch of menus. The new interface will be split into Media, Game and an Ambient mode, the latter of which will offer content that can be displayed when the TV is turned off.
In an effort to capitalize on the popularity of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Samsung will introduce support for NFTs to be displayed and even purchased on the TV itself. they are also expanding Offering “view together” option and smart calibration, which will make it easier to customize picture quality.
The 2022 family of Neo QLED TVs will be available in the coming months, along with more minor updates to the standard QLED model.
Last year, Samsung’s Echo Remote integrated a rechargeable battery with a USB-C port and a solar power cell, so we could ditch those user-replaceable batteries and juice up with ambient or artificial light. Huh.
For 2022, it’s getting more intelligent and eco-friendly and will ship with most 2022 Samsung TVs – white for lifestyle TVs (frame, sero And serif) and black for Smart TV. The new Echo Remote will be able to collect RF waves and frequencies to recharge, meaning it will actually pull radio waves out of your airspace and convert them into energy. So theoretically, you can have router For a steep fee.
Samsung’s traditional TV hardware isn’t getting a huge upgrade, but that doesn’t mean it’s being put to an end. Improvement in Neo QLED Should provide a better picture, and we look forward to testing the improved smart interface. Gaming Hub is launching at the right time and will focus on more services for cloud gaming.
The more interesting thing is that glare free frameAnd we’re naming a finalist for the best TV of CES 2022. we also named freestyle projector a finalist, and you can see Our full breakdown on why it matters here, We’ll be sharing our full finals later this week ahead of the top picks in each category.
We look forward to reviewing Samsung’s 2022 The Frame, Neo QLED, as well as trying out the updated Echo Remote in the coming months.