Samsung would have found a way to attach the slab of its televisions to the body without holding them by borders. The first model equipped with this technology could be presented at CES 2020.
Whether for smartphones, computer monitors or televisions, what are now called screens " borderless Are actually screens with the thinnest possible border. It’s therefore rather difficult to place a precise size limit for these edges in order to consider the device really borderless". A Pixel 4 for example, a few years ago, would certainly have been considered as such, while its thick "forehead" carrying its radar sensor is today mocked.
Samsung could nevertheless have an answer, according to the Korean media The Elec. On televisions larger than 65 inches, the manufacturer would have been able to better weld together the display panel of the screen to the body of the device. Thus, the screen would no longer need borders to be held in its position.
" Unlike other so-called "borderless" products that still had edges, this product really has no border", Said a developer who worked on the project. And to add: " Samsung became the first in the world to achieve such an extreme design".
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This feat, which would be achieved using equipment from Shinsegye Engineering and Taehwa Precision, would be more than a proof of concept. Indeed, the first device with such technology would be presented at CES 2020 in January, and would go into mass production in February, for a release later this year.
It seems that some voices have nevertheless been raised internally concerning the structural integrity of such a device, evoking a possible separation of the two parts (the slab and the "body"). It will therefore be necessary to wait to see what guarantees Samsung will offer to its customers concerning this problem. We could see with the first copy of the Galaxy Fold, for example, that a screen layer can sometimes be easily torn off when it is not properly supported by a border.
The fact remains that this is a first step to make the technology of tomorrow more like the devices whose screen covers the entire available surface that can be seen in science fiction films and series.