Samsung just took the wraps off a gorgeous new super-thin 8K TV, and the front is almost entirely screen
- Samsung has officially taken the wraps off its 2020 TV lineup, including a new all-screen TV that leaked last week.
- The new TV, called the Q950, has almost a 99% screen-to-body ratio, which means there are barely any edges around the display. The TV is also a mere 15 millimeters thick.
- Samsung's new TVs got some upgraded smarts as well, like the ability to control home devices and a multi-view feature that offers 14 possible configurations.
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The 8K TV, called the Q950, has a screen-to-body ratio of almost 99%, which means that the front of the TV is almost entirely screen, with the exception of a slim "chin" along the bottom. Samsung says it has the largest screen-to-body ratio on the market.
Beyond being nearly bezel-less, the TV is only 15 millimeters thick.
The TV appears to be the result of a new chip Samsung announced in January 2019. The chip is able to deliver 8K resolution without the need for extra components, allowing for new TV designs with ultra-slim or nonexistent bezels.
Here's another look at the TV. Look how thin these bezels are:
All of Samsung's 2020 8K TVs are also getting some upgraded smarts, including a "digital butler" that will control home devices, a built-in health tracking feature, and the option to use Samsung's Bixby voice assistant to set moody screensavers or control the TV. Plus, Samsung is adding multi-view to the new TVs, which means you can share your phone's screen on the TV along with whatever you're watching, either in side-by-side mode or picture-in-picture - Samsung says there are 14 different possible configurations.