Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has given a sneak peek into their display technology via its first-ever virtual First Look event ahead of CES 2021. Neo QLED, MICRO LED and Lifestyle TV will show Samsung’s commitment to accessibility, sustainability, and innovation with new advancements that help redefine the role of television in consumer homes.
“During the past year, we have witnessed the pivotal role technology played in helping us carry on with our lives and stay connected with each other,” said JH Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our commitment to an inclusive and sustainable future goes hand-in-hand with our relentless pursuit for innovation to meet consumers’ ever-changing needs – from reducing the carbon footprint of our products, to providing a suite of accessibility features, to offering an unparalleled viewing experience that fits each user’s lifestyle.”
Not only display innovations was displayed, the Korean electronic brand also determined of “Going Green” in aligning TV business operations through the following long-term sustainability programs:
- Reducing Carbon Footprint and Improving Energy Efficiency: Samsung will seek to systematically decrease its overall carbon footprint in TV manufacturing. The company will also seek to lower user power consumption and use more recycled materials across its entire TV line.
- Sustainable Packaging Design: Building on valuable consumer feedback, Samsung is expanding its award-winning ‘Eco-packaging’ design to all 2021 Lifestyle TVs and most of the 2021 Neo QLED line. This sustainable solution can upcycle up to 200,000 tons of corrugated boxes each year. By minimizing text and graphic imagery on the Eco-packaging, the oil-based ink from color printing that’s traditionally used on TV boxes is eliminated, helping to further reduce waste.
- Solar Cell Remote Control: In 2021, Samsung TVs will come with a solar-powered remote control that can be recharged by indoor light, outdoor light or USB—a first-of-its-kind innovation for the brand. This will help prevent waste from a projected 99 million AAA batteries over seven years. To construct the remote, Samsung innovated manufacturing process that upcycles plastics from recyclable bottles –including 24% recycled content.
Samsung also didn’t just with green innovations as they are promoting ‘Screens Everywhere, Screens for All’ vision. This means that Samsung’s 2021 accessibility features – now available on all 2021 QLED and Neo QLED models – comes with latest advances in technology and Artificial Intelligence(AI) to help more people with disabilities to enjoy their TV experience. The 2021 line adds new features such as Caption Moving, Sign Language Zoom and Multi-Output Audio, giving those with the hard of hearing, the deaf, people with low vision, and the blind the ability to optimize their viewing to their needs and preferences. Samsung is committing to expand its Voice Guide feature in 2022—which provides audio guidance for people with the deaf and people with low vision.
Coming back to TV lineup, Samsung’s 2021 Neo QLED 8K will adopt Infinity One Design—a nearly bezel-less screen providing an even more immersive viewing experience in a sleek design and form factor. The Neo QLED 8K will also feature Slim One Connect box better cable management, Object Tracking Sound (OTS) Pro corresponds to the movement of objects on screen and SpaceFit Sound analyzes the installed TV’s physical environment and outputs immersive sound tailored specifically to your space.
Samsung’s 2021 Neo QLED 8K and 4K models also offer smart features that helps consumer on fitness, entertainment and home office. Whether you’re playing next-gen console or PC, Neo QLED 8K and 4K models will come with gaming features like Super Ultrawide GameView, Game Bar and FreeSync Premium Pro to enhance the gaming experience. To stay connect, the Neo QLED has Google Duo to make video call that up to 32 people can join through an optional USB-connected smart camera that follow your movements and automatically zoom in and out so you’re just the right size, always in focus. Last but not least, PC on TV on Samsung devices allows consumers to connect a PC to the TV, enabling working and learning from home through the TV screen with a connected mouse, keyboard, and PC.
What’s even more exciting for 2021 Samsung displays is the new MICRO LED line. Available in 110’’, 99’’, and smaller sizes by the end of the year, the new MICRO LED line uses micrometer-sized LED lights to eliminate the backlight and color filters utilized in conventional displays. And with a Monolith Design defined by over 99% screen-to-body ratio, all you will see is the breathtaking picture quality. With the MICRO LED technology, the TV will also have 4Vue(Quad View) feature to comfortably watch up to four different content sources simultaneously on one screen. Complementing the visual, Majestic Sound will delivers breathtaking 5.1 channel sound with no external speaker—transforming any room into a luxurious home theater.
Samsung will also continue focusing on their Lifestyle TV for 2021 with the latest The Frame lineup. According to Samsung, 2021 The Frame will be about half thinner compared to previous gen. Thanks to slimmer looks, a new attachable bezel is available with five color options and two different customizable styles—Modern and Beveled.
However, do take note this is just a First Look into Samsung’s 2021 TV accessibility, sustainability, and innovation. Be sure to check out Samsung announcement at CES 2021 and if you need more information on Samsung’s 2021 TV lines, kindly visit https://www.samsung.com/.