Samsung Slim One Connect Review: Advantage over the competition
Slim One Connect module is a unique and interesting solution for Samsung TVs, almost unparalleled on the market. It is all the more surprising that since its first appearance in 2014, it has not become widespread.
The main function of the module is to output all external connections to a compact external set-top box, which allows you to free the TV case from a heap of unsightly cables, creating a beautiful aesthetic appearance. This gives users the freedom to choose whether to install One Connect either next to the screen or behind it, or in an invisible place, such as inside a cabinet. Undoubtedly, the module provides easier access to the connections compared to their location behind the TV cabinet.
For all its benefits, One Connect is a fairly rare accessory that only comes with select Samsung TVs. In this short overview, we will tell you which ones, and also consider the changes that appeared in 2021.
One Connect 2021: What’s New?
First, the module this year received the Slim prefix in its name, meaning that it has become more sleek and compact in comparison with its predecessors. Secondly, a new and interesting solution is proposed for it, which saves owners from looking for a place to install it – now it can be simply and invisibly attached to the TV stand from the back side.
One Connect: connections
At the moment, we do not yet have the specifications for the 2021 TVs. However, we do not expect any fundamental differences from the connections available in the 2020 models.
A single, inconspicuous translucent cable is used to connect to the TV One Connect: dimensions
The module for 2020 models with 4K resolution has dimensions of 390 mm x 130 mm x 70 mm, while for 8K it is slightly larger – 394 mm x 177 mm x 80 mm.
From the official images, the 2021 Slim One Connect is more compact, although we don’t have the exact dimensions yet. It is noticeably thinner and has a much more aesthetic, streamlined design compared to the rather rough body of its predecessor.
One Connect: cost
This question can only be answered indirectly, since the One Connect module is not a separately sold accessory, but is an integral part of certain models. For 2019 and 2020, the list is as follows.
So, if we compare the Q95T with its standard counterpart Q90T without an external module, then the price of the first on the official Samsung website is 350 thousand rubles, and the second – 300 thousand rubles. (behind a 190 cm diagonal screen). The difference is quite significant, underscoring that One Connect is a premium expensive pleasure.
One Connect: conclusion
A separate module for all external connections is an attractive and aesthetic solution that certainly deserves the attention of the most demanding customers. It is currently only offered on select Samsung models, which gives them another advantage over the competition.