Samsung imagines creating bigger screens using a modular display
Samsung has a novel new concept for making your TV screen bigger – just push another one next to it, or above it, or below it. The company had its modular display technology at its CES 2016 booth in Las Vegas this month.
There were rumors that Google was working on something similar back in 2014, but that's yet to amount to much.
The Samsung concept design uses multiple screens that can come together in different configurations without leaving any kind of bezels, seams or gaps in between. You can see exactly how it works in the video below from the CES floor.
In addition to the modular concept, Samsung's "Future TV Zone" at CES also featured what the company calls the world's largest SUHD, a 170-inch display utilizing the modular display technology, although it was static at the booth.
The modular display was also utilized to show off a transformable TV concept in which the individual modules move around to create larger or smaller displays and also have the ability to switch between 16:9 and 21:9 aspect ratios.
The new technologies were presented as concepts at CES, which typically means they won't be available in a commercial form any time soon, but we'll be sure to keep our eyes peeled for new products inspired by this modular design.