The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is coming up fast, and like every other year the rumor mill is in full swing, anticipating the next great product that will be announced this year. Yesterday, Samsung let out a little tease with a blog post about a major announcement from their television division, and in the post they included a picture of what could be construed as a transparent television. Before you dismiss the idea try to remember the kind of technology Samsung was displaying at last years expo. If you’re having trouble pinpointing what we’re talking about, the electronics giant was showing off transparent LCD screens for advertising purposes just one year ago, so moving them into the retail market for home use certainly isn’t out of the question.
The picture, seen at the top of this article, shows a television sitting in portrait mode (another big question there) and what appears to be an image of a tree on the beach. It’s meant to give the illusion that you are looking through the screen at the actual tree, which implies that the screen is either transparent or that the picture quality is to good that you can mistake it for real life. It seems pretty unlikely that Samsung is going to start producing TV’s that operate in portrait mode, but it does raise an interesting question as to why the company would choose to market the screen as a teaser in that format. There was little information to be gleaned from the post either, with this said:
“A true innovation of TV design is coming up with an unprecedented new TV shape and timeless design.”
Samsung is expected to release more information and make an official announcement, along with announcement from all of their other divisions, at the CES this January 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company has made a habit of announcing prototype devices and televisions at CES, and analysts have been going crazy since they posted their vague update on what could only be assumed to be their next generation of televisions. Everything is rumor at this point, but details should start flowing early at the expo. We will bring you all the details as they are made available.
Source: Samsung Tomorrow Blog