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Louis Vuitton unveiled a set of handbags equipped with integrated flexible AMOLED (1920 x 1440) displays during LV’s Cruise 2020 runway show in New York City. One prototype features a single screen, while the other sports dual displays, and both were showing full motion videos. The company touts them as “the basis for reconsidering the digital Canvas of the Future.” Unfortunately (or fortunately), no pricing or availability information was released. Read more for a video and additional information.
The all-new Google Nest Hub Max smart display builds upon its predecessor, the Google Home Hub, and adds Face Match, a feature that enables the device to recognize specific users and show personalized content accordingly, thanks to its 6.5-megapixel camera. Other features include a 10-inch HD screen and Auto Framing, which follows your face as you move around a room, automatically centering it, complete with Quick Gestures. This means you won’t need to use your voice for commands, but rather just just look at it and raise a hand. Read more for another hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
TCL’s 65R617 65″ 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV is touted as the best Dolby Vision set at this price point, and it’s being offered for just $793.78 shipped, today only, originally, $999.99. The 6-Series 4K TCL Roku TV offers Dolby Vision HDR imaging combined with striking wide color powered by TCL’s NBP Photon technology, while boasting thousands of streaming channels accessible through a simple, intuitive interface in a bold, brushed metal design. An enhanced Roku remote enables you to use your voice to quickly find your favorite entertainment. Use voice control to find movie titles, launch or change channels, and even switch inputs. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.
Unlike other TVs, the Samsung Sero Vertical TV aims to be a giant smartphone display, but it can actually pivot between vertical and horizontal viewing. This 43-inch OLED 4K UltraHD display offers NFC-compatibility so you can mirror content from your mobile device straight to the screen. Or, you can use it as a digital photo frame for your Instagram shots or even a music visualizer. Other features include: 4.1 channel sound, 60W audio, and Samsung Bixby voice assistant. It’ll set you back a cool $1,623 when it launches in Korea at the end of May. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Samsung recently had a patent that was filed with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) for an ‘electronic device having multiple of displays and method for controlling the same’ approved. This mobile device with a ‘multi-plane display’ is essentially a smartphone boasting a display on both the front and back that can be used simultaneously. The entire front is all-screen and the display surface extends up top and to about 3/4 of the back. Since the screen is placed in a bracket, it retains its fixed shape, therefore making it a double-sided phone. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Insignia’s 43″ 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV has Fire TV built-in, and it’s being offered for just $179.99 shipped, today only, originally $299.99. Since Amazon’s Fire TV experience is built-in, you’ll be able to enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills, including Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ, and lots more. It seamlessly integrates live over-the-air TV and streaming channels on a unified home screen. Easily control your display using the included Voice Remote with Alexa—plus. This means you can launch apps, search for titles, play music, switch inputs, control smart home devices, and more, by simply using your voice. Product page. Read more for an unboxing video and additional information.
TCL’s 55R617 55″ 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV offers access to thousands of streaming channels featuring more than 500,000 movies as well as TV episodes, all for $569.99 shipped, today only, originally $799.99. Dolby Vision features greater brightness and contrast, along with a fuller palette of rich colors, while TCL’s Contrast Control Zone technology individually optimizes the image across up to 120 zones to yield striking contrast between light and dark areas. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
The origami-inspired Bang & Olufsen Beovision Harmony television is designed to fold away to reduce its visual presence. It consists of the display and two rotating speaker units that conceal the screen by lowering it behind behind them. At the push of a button, the speakers fold outwards and the display rises up into its viewing position. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Sharp demonstrated one of its new smartphone prototypes that has a vertically-folding display, which means its 6.18-inch AMOLED display can be folded down to make it pocket-sized. The display itself is WQHD+ 1,440×3,040-pixel resolution, and Sharp claims that the screen can withstand being folded more than 300,000 times before wearing out. Unfortunately, no other specifications, pricing or a release date was revealed. Read more for the patent, additional pictures and a video of it in-action.
Sony has unveiled the world’s first ’16K’ TV screen that spans two floors, and it’s being installed at a research center near Tokyo for Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido. Measuring 63′ (w) by 17′ (h), it boasts 64 times more pixels than a regular 1080p HDTV display. “We’re moving slowly towards 8K TVs at the end of the decade and who knows how long it will take to get beyond that, so 16K is likely to be limited to the corporate world for the time being. But there’s no doubt about it, these displays are incredibly impressive in person – even 8K on a big display is almost mezmerising,” said David Mercer, principal analyst at consultancy Strategy Analytics. Read more for a video explaining why anything beyond 4K may be useless.