Samsung announced an entire line of curved TVs that will go up for sale this year, including a 105-inch model, according to a press conference held at the Consumer Electronics Show Monday. The company repeatedly referred to the TVs as producing a 3D-like effect without the need for glasses, and it also displayed an experimental model that can flex from a flat display to a curved one.
As the TV industry has leaned away from the push for 3D that surged a couple of years ago, manufacturers have found new form factors and features to show. Samsung showed off a curved OLED 4K TV at CES in 2013 to much fanfare.
Companies like LG and Samsung have touted their curved models as providing more realistic or immersive viewing experiences that are “free of image distortion.” Reviewer experience at sites like Digital Trends suggest the curvature is more form than function, doing more to distinguish OLED TVs from other display types than anything else. This year, Samsung is trotting out a new reference feature, asserting that a curved display feels like “a 3D effect without the glasses,” according to Joe Stinziano, executive vice president of Samsung America.
Samsung has yet to announce pricing or availability for these models.
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