Samsung The Frame TV slims down to mimic a painting on the wall

The new 2021 version of The Frame is thinner than before at a size of 75 inches.

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First introduced since Samsung The frame Television in 2017 has always appealed to the concept to a particular design-conscious buyer. Instead of a big ugly black rectangle on the wall, this “TV” looks like a painting, framed photo, or other wall art. The company has continued repeating The Frame for years, expanding the range of sizes available, expanding the library of available works of art, and making the cabinet even smaller in the latest version in 2021.

The new frame hugs the wall with a thickness of only 24.9 mm, similar to the depth of a typical picture frame. As usual, you can adjust the frame around the picture and the new version includes an angled (“beveled”) bezel option. Third-party frames are also available for The Frame.


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The frame is between 32 and 75 inches. The 32- and 43-inch sizes can also be viewed in portrait orientation, vertically instead of horizontally like a traditional television. However, if you don’t get a custom mount, you won’t be able to rotate it automatically like Samsung does The Sero TV.

With a paid subscription to Samsung’s art store ($ 5 per month), you have access to all 1,400 works of art from “world-renowned” institutions, ranging from paintings to photos, landscapes, abstracts and more. You can also buy pieces individually or have your own photos (or artwork!) On display.

Beyond the slimness, Samsung hasn’t done much to improve the picture compared to 2020 versions. The 2021 framework has 4K resolution, QLED technology with quantum dots and the company’s double LED backlight that is missing local dimming. Given these specs, we don’t expect it to compete with the image quality of a Standard QLED TVs such as the Q80T, let alone anything from Samsung’s new Neo QLED models. On the other hand, it’s definitely better to classify the joint.

Samsung’s 2021 The Frame TVs will ship later this year. Exact model names and prices were not disclosed.

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