Of all of the TVs in Samsung’s flagship QLED line-up for 2017, one mannequin stands out head and shoulders above the remainder. The Body might need a wierd identify, however its mixture of wafer-thin QLED show know-how and picture-frame styling make for a TV that more often than not doesn’t appear like a TV. Certainly, the thought is that you would be able to dangle it in your wall and inform folks it’s truly fancy art work.
Samsung confirmed us The Body again in March, describing it unusually as “a life-style TV.” Designed in collaboration with Yves Behar – who has additionally labored on the Ouya Android video games console, and August’s sensible door lock – it has interchangeable bezels that may be switched out to go well with the room’s decor. It’s additionally designed each for wall-mounting and to be free-standing, with an non-compulsory “studio stand” for the latter configuration.
Both approach, solely a single cable is required. Samsung has branded it the “Invisible Connection”, and it’s mainly a wafer-thin optical wire. Certainly, it’s so flat that it may be painted over should you’re wall-mounting the TV.
As with the opposite QLED units, there’s a 4K panel on the coronary heart of the TV. Nonetheless, not like the opposite fashions, Samsung contains an Artwork Mode on The Body. When not being watched usually, it could present a cycle of art work, picked from the “Samsung Assortment”.
100 skilled works might be accessible to select from at launch, spanning 37 artists and photographers. The listing contains expertise from throughout the globe, organized into ten genres – comparable to landscapes, wildlife, city summary, and “From Above” – however there’ll even be a retailer from which new art work may be bought and downloaded. That can begin out with 100+ items, from each established and upcoming artists, and might be curated by a number of worldwide organizations, galleries and museums, together with Artspace, LUMAS, Magnum Images, Saatchi Artwork and Sedition. Lastly, there’ll be the choice to add your individual selection of content material to indicate in Artwork Mode.
If all that sounds interesting, you’ll be capable to purchase The Body from immediately. Samsung will provide two sizes initially: a 55-inch, which might be $1,999, and a 65-inch, which is available in at $2,799. Substitute bezels might be provided in numerous completely different finishes, together with actual walnut wooden, white, and beige. For the smaller set, they’ll be $199.99, whereas for the bigger they’ll be $249.99.
As for recent artwork, particular person items might be $19.99. Alternatively, house owners will be capable to subscribe to the complete assortment, which is able to value $four.99 per thirty days. Samsung says it plans to frequently add to the choice.