You would be hard-pressed to find a a sleeker looking television than Samsung’s “The Frame” series, built to look like a simple art piece on the wall but offering 4K resolution and HDR. The popular lifestyle TV is getting enhanced features with a new update, along with new customization options with more than 800 available works of art to display while it is off. ‘The Frame ‘owners can use the Samsung Art Store to find works from prominent museums, galleries and artists around the world – including the recent addition of more than 30 iconic pieces of photography from The New York Times.
“We designed The Frame for consumers who love the function of a big, beautiful 4K UHD TV but struggle to design their room around an empty black screen when the TV is turned off,” said Dave Das, Senior Vice President of Consumer Electronics for Samsung Electronics America. “You can travel the world and still be hard-pressed to discover all of the art that is now available on The Frame. It gives consumers the freedom to design the room of their dreams, and the flexibility to change that design whenever they like.”
Now you can change the image based on holiday, mood, season, party, or fancy. With an improved UI, owners of ‘The Frame’ can browse different art pieces based on the color scheme of the room, or by a particular medium, like drawings or photography. Then, much like curating a music playlist, owners can create a personalized collection that shuffles through their particular selections as often as they like.
All of that is just when the TV is off. When you are using the TV you can enjoy a 4K UHD screen with HDR10+. Similar to Samsung’s 2018 QLED TV line, The Frame 2018 comes with new smart capabilities that make it quick and easy to set up the new TV and access content. With a simple Log-in, users can quickly transfer their Wi-Fi and Samsung account details from their phone to the TV via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) without having to remember or re-type in their password. Also, Samsung’s proprietary Smart Hub menu enables consumers to intuitively navigate across streaming services, consoles and live TV while Universal Guide curates content based TV watchers’ unique tastes.
The Frame also comes equipped with Bixby, Samsung’s intelligence platform, so owners can use voice commands to bring up their favorite shows and control compatible smart lights, soundbars, cameras, door locks and more via Samsung’s SmartThings IoT dashboard. When not in use, motion and brightness sensors convert The Frame from TV into a lifelike work of art. Just like how a framed picture looks different depending on time of day, these sensors also adjust the screen brightness based on the ambient light in the room. When mounted, it hangs flush to the wall thanks to Samsung’s proprietary No Gap Wall Mount. The Frame offers four customizable magnetic bezel options – black, white, walnut and beige wood – so that users can easily swap colors to complement the color of the room. And the One Invisible Connection, a single slim and translucent cable that transmits both power and AV data to the TV, eliminates the clutter of cords beneath the TV and the need to place the TV near data or power outlets.
The Frame 2018 is available starting today on Samsung.com and will be available at retailers this month in 55” ($1,999) and 65” ($2,799) sizes.