Samsung Demonstrates the Spinning Sero TV
As smartphones are getting bigger and bigger, the TV sets are spanning across the walls too. They are getting slimmer, smarter, and somewhat like a smartphone too. They are connected to our phones to the internet, and the various other devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network at home. You can do lots of stuff like play games or watch your personal content from a smartphone on the big TV.
• A New TV of its Kind
In the CES event, as it kicked off the first press coverage on Sunday, something was waiting from Samsung. In a standing-only-room, Samsung had an unexpected device, a TV that could rotate between portrait and landscape mode. It is called Sero TV, while ‘Sero’ in Korean means ‘Vertical’ giving the context. This Samsung TV is targeted towards tailor-made millennials who like to watch their mobile content or content from vertical videos on YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok and so on. This was showcased with a Galaxy, of course.
The full coverage of CES 2020 had a slew of products from Samsung, including few other TVs too.
• The Sero Samsung TV from Korea
This new feature is called ‘Tap View’ which will also be coming to 2020 Samsung TVs as well. It will allow you to automatically pair and start streaming content to your TV from your smartphone. However, it announced that it also supported Apple’s proprietary AirPlay2. That meant, it could work with iPhone, iPad, and other Apple devices as well. So, fortunately, Apple has not left out yet again this time. It was demoed with iPhone11. If you download the Samsung SmartThings app on your iPhone, you can tap a virtual button in the app to swap between the two modes.
As the younger generation is more popular with iPhone and Apple has over 40% higher share in the US market than Samsung, the company had to work with Apple to make this work. If your hottest new tech gadgets have to succeed in the US, it must work with Apple.
• The Biggest TV Screen in CES 2020
Samsung has some unexpected upcoming technology in AI, but its screen solutions are also admired by all. Apple which has lost long back in any innovation thereby refraining from CES, Samsung came with its ‘The Wall’, the biggest screen you’ll ever find. To be specific, the Wall MicroLED TV is a whopping 292 inches, with an 8K model at 150 inches
And, this is really huge. For most users, you have a 55 inch TV at home, if you’re lucky. And, when you put that in other figures, it is over 24 feet or 7.4 meters. The average height of a ceiling at home is 12 to 14 feet.
MicroLED is a new technology that allows for this kind of magnanimous manufacturing. It is similar to OLED with perfect black levels and high brightness because it uses millions of tiny LEDs to create the image.