Samsung’s line of lifestyle TVs is something of a mixed bag, but the popularity of the flagship The Frame earned it another update among the company’s other annual television updates. The Frame 2022 features a new anti-glare matte screen that should make you forget it’s a TV, not a framed work of art, when on standby.
The Frame already welcomed a gallery-worthy aesthetic with interchangeable bezel frames and a degree of anti-glare support that was retained for off-angle viewing of downloaded art. But the upgraded screen promises a noticeable upgrade, thanks to a screen designed to maximize light scattering surface irregularities, limiting the glare you might have in your living room.
Even in bright spaces, The Frame 2022 should better create the paper and canvas textures expected of real art, so the set can serve its secondary purpose of camouflaging a television with museum-caliber masterpieces.
We’re interested to see how well The Frame’s new display compares to the display of dedicated digital art frames like the $ 400 Meural Canvas II. Meural’s matte finish prevents glare and makes it look more elegant than a television that shows a photo, which is not a shadow for The Frame, but a reality of its existence.
Like the previous versions, The Frame 2022 is not just an artistic frame, but a full-featured Samsung smart TV, with all the apps and services of a standard Samsung 4K TV. When you’re done watching a movie or show, you can visit the Samsung Art Store, which gives you access to thousands of gallery-quality artwork images. The Art Store features both famous works and modern material by future artists, and is continually adding new collections.
This year, Art Store introduces a new UX, making it easy to find your favorite art and discover new works based on selected recommendations. You will have to purchase works to display in your Frame, but it is more affordable than a trip to the Louvre.
Speaking of price, Samsung hasn’t announced how much The Frame 2022 will cost. Last year’s 65-inch The Frame configuration started at $ 1,999, and we’d expect a similar cost this year. The Frame 2022 will also come in sizes ranging from 32 inches to 85 inches again.