Samsung patents removable bezels

While everyone is involved in the quest to kill bezels, Samsung’s latest patent takes us on a completely different journey.

Their latest patent for ‘Display device and frame member’ specifies a bezel made of 4 metal strips which click together and are held in place by permanent magnets.

Because the frames are magnetically attached they can be very narrow, but they can also serve a decorative purpose, with Samsung suggesting that, because they can be removed by the end user, they could be personalized with a number of colours and patterns.

While the application appears more suitable for stationary devices such as Samsung’s the Frame TV, I can also imagine the next major hipster trend being smartphones with brass or wooden bezels.

The full patent can be seen here.


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