With the Galaxy S11 (or Galaxy S20) and Galaxy Fold 2 announcements expected to happen in mid-February, one might presume that Samsung’s CES 2020 presence will be low-key. That, however, might be highly unlikely. Even disregarding the oddities to come from its C-Lab incubation programs, the company is expected to announce the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite there as well. Even those, however, might be overshadowed by Samsung’s new TVs that will make the bold claim of truly having no bezels at all.
The bezel-less display craze may be dominant in the smartphone market but it has also infected TVs as well. And just like with smartphones, bezel-less TVs aren’t completely bezel-free. They just have very thin ones that make the display look like it’s floating or embedded into walls.
Samsung, however, will make the claim at CES 2020 that it has the world’s first true bezel-less and bezel-free TVs. It has reportedly accomplished this by welding the display panel and the main body closer together rather than just try to eliminate the bezels. According to Korean news site The Elec, Samsung executives have given the two thumbs up to start mass-producing the TVs.
That’s not to say it didn’t encounter any opposition, even from within Samsung itself. Samsung’s display division raised concerns that the design could result in structural integrity problems. In particular, the screen and the main body could separate since there are no bezels to hold the two pieces together.
We won’t see just how bezel-less that premium 65-inch TV until CES 2020 and whether its bold claims will truly hold both in design and durability. Unfortunately, unlike smartphones, there will be no easy way to put the latter to the test. Not unless JerryRigEverything’s Zack Nelson signs up for it.