The Samsung Frame TV debuted years ago to challenge a guess: in a world where everything is connected, why should a TV be a simple black rectangle when not in use? The Frame transformed the TV into a vibrant art gallery, allowing it to add to the decor instead of needing to be hidden away. Now that digital art is bought and sold more and more often in the form of NFT, you can bet that Samsung is going to make sure its TV platform is ready.
Samsung just announced a bunch of details on its 2022 TV plans at semi-virtual CES 2022, including an update to Frame TV and new features for people in the NFT market. NFT features, which will come to many of their smart TVs apart from the Frame TV, work with the new Ambient Mode on TV home screens, which is used to display digital art when the TV is not in use. . Not necessarily revolutionary, but here is a first: you will be able to access an NFT market which brings together several NFT trading platforms.
The big news for digital art collectors? It will be possible to preview what a digital artwork will look like on the TV before purchasing it. Samsung’s Smart Calibration feature will even adjust the TV’s settings to match the artist’s preferred settings for the NFT, if they’ve set them, just to make sure everything looks as it’s supposed to. . It will even be possible to dig through the metadata to see who owned the NFT before you. Expect to see it used as much to adorn the walls of your favorite upscale boutiques as it is in living rooms.
On the hardware side, this year’s Frame TV will use Samsung’s QLED display technology and a new anti-glare matte screen to make images even more lifelike than ever before, even in bright rooms. The Frame 2022 TV will be available from 32 inches up to 85 inches and can be purchased with accessories such as the My Shelf extension and other bezel colors and textures.
In addition to the new hardware, Samsung has announced an update to its home screens. The company’s new home screen is designed to be more elegant, smarter and more intuitive. On the media screen, users have quick access to the shows or movies they’re watching or watching, as well as personalized recommendations.
Another new feature is Watch Together, the world’s first TV-based platform for watching live or streaming content with your friends and family. Using smartphone cameras, users can come together, much like a video call, and watch content together in real time.
The Gaming Hub has similar functionality – users can immediately access their recently played games, whether cloud-based or from a console. It also works with third-party accessories like controllers and headsets.
Speaking of games, Samsung is also set to launch its very first 144Hz 4K TV as part of its Neo QLED line. Combined with the new Gaming Hub, users will be able to customize settings with the Game Bar and access various gaming features including Zoom-in Mode and Ultra-Wide Multi-View, where they can watch a YouTube video while on the go. playing. The refresh rate will be welcome for anyone who enjoys first person shooters or other faster games.
There is even news from the remote! The new Eco remote control is a small step towards being environmentally friendly – the new remote control is made in part with recycled materials and relies on solar energy and RF recovery to stay battery-free.
To wrap up, Samsung also showcased its MicroLED technology for 2022. Designed to provide a more immersive viewing experience, Samsung’s MicroLED TVs feature 24.9 million micro-sized LEDs and are capable of emitting 10% more colors than ‘previously. On the audio side, these TVs are equipped with Dolby Atmos and Object Tracking Sound Pro features for more dynamic surround sound effects to match on-screen movement. The new MicroLED TVs are modular and can be purchased up to a staggering 178-inch size, with standard sizes including 89-inch, 99-inch, and 110-inch models. You can also expect new Neo QLED TVs this year, including this 144Hz TV, in 4K and 8K models.