Samsung trademarks QLED TV 'Zero Bezel' design in Europe

Bezel begone!

by Andy Bassett
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Samsung trademarks QLED TV 'Zero Bezel' design in Europe

Possibly giving a hint as to what TV fans can expect at CES 2020, Samsung has reportedly trademarked the brand name ‘Zero Bezel’.

Reported by TechGenyz and then picked up elsewhere, it seems that EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) has had a request by a Spanish intermediary company called Abril Abogados who has acted in a similar capacity for Samsung previously. The goal here, to trademark the brand ‘Zero Bezel’.

Bezels have always been a target for size reduction and as display technologies evolve, the visual dominance of bezels fluctuates accordingly. TV bezels have slimmed down dramatically over the years and the current race to reduce device edges has moved on to the smartphone market for the last couple of years where advances in under-screen fingerprint sensors, in-screen screen speaker technology etc have allowed them to shrink.

As far as their TVs go, even with Samsung’s latest range of QLEDs sporting impressively thin edges, the company clearly feels there’s further steps that can be taken to remove them altogether. Whether this is as a result of design or technology innovations is not known at this point.

However, it looks as though the Zero Bezel description will be an umbrella term that will cover more than just the South Korean electronics giant's TVs. The application also names ‘televisions; computer screens; LED displays; digital signage display panels’ as being covered by this nomenclature and one might not be too surprised if this were to apply to the Galaxy range of smartphones too.

January 2020 may be the first opportunity to see exactly where this application is taking the Zero Bezel TV as Samsung unveils their developments for the year at CES 2020.

What do you think about the current state of TV bezels? Room for improvement or fine the way they are? Let us know in the discussion thread.

Source: www.gizmochina.com, www.techgenyz.com
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