Samsung has unveiled their vision for future of consumer electronics, which is to have a connected ecosystem among the various products, be they TVs, phones, tablets, PCs, cameras or appliances. This would allow user to easily share and enjoy content across all these devices anywhere, anytime.
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas, Samsung has unveiled a new connected ecosystem across its entire product portfolio to deliver a smarter, simpler and more connected life for consumers. In the home entertainment department, the company has announced their first Super OLED TV, and the UNES8000 flagship LED TV that is powered by a dual-core processor for seamless web surfing and downloading multiple apps simultaneously. A wide range of content is also available through Samsung Apps, the company’s TV apps platform. On top of that, Samsung also envisions the future of Smart TVs to have Smart Interaction, Smart Content and Smart Evolution.
Smart Interaction allows Smart TV users to communicate with their TVs via voice control, motion control and face recognition; Smart Content, offering users more robust and personalised content offerings where currently there are more than 1,400 Smart TV apps available including Angry Birds, Discovery Channel; and Smart Evolution which offers a new “Evolution Kit” which will come with necessary hardware and software each year using Samsung’s proprietary system-on-chip technology and brings enhancements to content and performance to select or newer Smart TVs.
Following the success of the SH100 digital camera, Samsung is coming up with more wireless SMART cameras that allow users to email photos or share them on social networks. The latest product came in the form of the WB850F, a Wi-Fi-enabled long-zoom camera that boasts a 21x super zoom and 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor which reduces image noise and distortion, even under low light conditions, to deliver high quality images. Housed in an ultra-compact body, the WB850D has a 3-inch VGA AMOLED screen and comes with features including GPS and Live Landmark that utilize mapping functionality and point users to the landmarks.
Samsung has also announced the next generation Series 9 Notebook which is slimmer and smaller than its predecessor, and is positioned as the thinnest premium notebook on the market. Crafted with a new aluminium unibody design, the new Series 9 will be available in a 13.3-inch and 15-inch SuperBright Plus screen sizes and feature second generation Intel Core processors, full connectivity solid state storages.
For home appliances, the Korean manufacturer introduced the WiFi-enabled WF457 washer with a Smart Control system that allows users to monitor cycle selections and remaining time as well as receive an alert when the load is complete via an application on their Samsung smartphone. Samsung has also included a Grocery Manager app for LCD refrigerators that will allow consumers to track the location and expiration time of perishables.