At CES 2023, we saw unique tablet concepts that may one day become ubiquitous. he was there Samsung Flex Hybrid, which contains a screen that can be folded and rolled at the same time. Now, we have TCL, a Chinese company that has tried to shrink bezels to a record, which may be eye-catching, but impractical in many ways.
TCL claims its tablet model has a 94 percent screen-to-body ratio
The TCL demo unit shown at CES 2023 was unlike any tablet I’ve seen before. Thanks to MilesAboveTech, who posted a video on Twitter, we got our first look at the product. It seems like the manufacturer wants to push the boundaries of display technology to their limits, literally. If TCL somehow decides to push this device into mass production, there are plenty of hurdles for the company to scale up, the most obvious being cost.
Secondly, it will be a stressful experience when trying to hold the tablet, as the edges are so negligible that dropping it will become commonplace. Third, we couldn’t find any actual front camera, which could indicate that TCL may have included an in-display sensor. Unfortunately, current generation in-screen cameras do affect image quality. We also don’t know what chipset this tablet runs on, but TCL has noted some specs below.
The edges on this prototype TCL tablet are insane!! pic.twitter.com/QAS8X7LiBD
– MilesAboveTech (@milesabovetech) January 6, 2023
The screen is a 14-inch OLED with a screen-to-body ratio of 94 percent and a resolution of 3840 x 2400. In short, this TCL tablet exceeds the 4K resolution limit, most likely because the device features more display to provide increased screen real estate. The maximum refresh rate supported is 120Hz, which is nice to see.
There’s no mention in the Twitter thread if TCL intends to mass-produce this, and while its design is miles ahead of the iPad Pro, functionality could become limited. At the end of the day, customers want the utility as much as they want the refined looks, so if TCL can’t provide that, they’ll stick with the iPad Pro.
news source: MilesAboveTech
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