Samsung traces the evolution of the design of its TVs with an infographic that shows the changes made from 2006 to today. It starts with Bordeaux LCDs, products with a burgundy color finish along the bottom and a 54mm thick frame. Then in 2008 came the natural successor, the Crystal Rose LCD. The thickness is reduced to 45 millimeters thanks to a process that allows the black and burgundy finish to be merged, creating a particular shaded effect.
In 2010, the Smart 3D LEDs were born: the frame still thins down to 28 mm in thickness. The material also changes: plastic leaves room for metal. In 2014, Curved UHD (Ultra HD with curved screen) televisions were introduced onto the market, which will remain one of the company's flagships for a few years. The thickness of the frame decreases again and stands at 10.5 millimeters.
QLED TVs arrive in 2017: the thickness increases slightly to 12.5 mm but is now uniform on all four sides. In 2019 the same approach is also applied to large QLED TV 8K, characterized by a 13.5 mm frame.
The latest evolution is finally dated 2020: we are talking about the QLED TV 8K Infinity Screen launched at the beginning of the year, or the Q950TS and Q900TS series. The frame is almost completely invisible: the required space has been filed up to 2.3 millimeters with the front side 99% occupied by the screen. To achieve this Samsung has also eliminated the so-called "Black Matrix", the black border that normally surrounds the screen.
The best quality / price ratio of 2020? Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite, on offer today from Mobzilla for 268 euros or from Unieuro to 347 euros.