TCL has a prototype tablet shown at CES 2023 with unearthly bezels that will put the iPad Pro to shameThank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
At CES 2023, we saw unique tablet concepts that could one day become ubiquitous. There was Samsung Flex Hybrid, which had a display that could fold and roll at the same time. Now we have TCL, a Chinese firm that has tried to shrink the bezels to a record limit, which may attract attention, but is impractical in so many ways.
TCL claims its prototype tablet has a 94 percent screen-to-body ratio
TCL’s demo unit shown at CES 2023 was unlike any tablet you’ve ever seen. Thanks to MilesAboveTech, who posted a video on Twitter, we got our first look at the product. The manufacturer seems to want to push the limits of display technology to its limits, literally. If TCL somehow decides to put this device into mass production, there are many hurdles the company needs to scale, the most obvious being price.
Second, it would be a clumsy experience when trying to grip the tablet as the bezel is so slight that dropping it would become a common occurrence. Third, we couldn’t find any physical front-facing camera, which might suggest that TCL might have included a sensor in the screen. Unfortunately, the current generation of screen cameras compromise on image quality. We also don’t know what chipset this tablet is running, but TCL has noted down some of the specs.
The bezels of this TCL tablet prototype are insane!! pic.twitter.com/QAS8X7LiBD
— MilesAboveTech (@milesabovetech) January 6, 2023
The display is a 14-inch OLED with a 94 percent screen-to-body ratio and a resolution of 3840 by 2400. In short, this TCL tablet exceeds the 4K resolution threshold, and that’s because the device probably has more width to accommodate that increase on the screen. The maximum supported refresh rate is 120Hz, which is nice to see.
The Twitter thread didn’t mention whether TCL intends to mass-produce this, and while its design is miles ahead of that of the iPad Pro, functionality may become limited. Ultimately, customers want utility as much as improved looks, so if TCL can’t provide that, they’ll stick with the iPad Pro.
News source: MilesAboveTech
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