At the CES 2018, Samsung presented an all-new look for its press conference, which was different from the past years.
Instead of racing to share their electronic products, the company remained focused on how the Samsung devices fit into what is called the “Intelligence of Things.”
This year CES is quite critical for Samsung as the company tries to show more gadgets than just a phone and TV maker. The company has earlier tried to make its products interrelate its products; however, they were not successful in creating the ecosystem on the scale of Apple (iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch) or even Amazon, with its Alexa digital assistant. This year, however, the company marks a new push so as to streamline its software and services, making it easier for the users to use Samsung devices and ensuring that they keep using Samsung products.
Bixby, it’s voice assistance which was first introduced last year in its Galaxy S8, and this year it is all set to pop up in televisions as well as in some of its home appliances. Samsung has also talked about other services as well as offerings other than the unveiling of its new gadgets, such as SmartThings Cloud that it announced at its developers’ conference in October 2017.
Let us now have a look at all the new products that Samsung announced this year at CES 2018.
The Samsung’s modular TV called “The Wall” allows its users to configure their television to the size of their choice. At the CES, the company introduced 146-inch version.
The Bixby support in the Samsung TVs introduced in 2018 will allow you to search for TV shows and movies, turn on the light, ask to view weather report, show photos from the cloud, play trivia and also play songs from Spotify.
Samsung best TV uses OLED, local dimming to challenge OLED, which has not yet been named, features QLED technology to compete with OLED. Samsung uses OLED in its mobile devices however it is not used on its TVs.
The Q9 TV, which was introduced by Samsung as its first 85-inch 8K TV with artificial intelligence, comes with an all-new promise of making the 4K content look crystal clear and better on the screen.
The Flip digital chart introduced by Samsung and which looked basically like a digital whiteboard can be positioned either vertically or horizontally.
Software and Services:
Samsung’s SmartThings cloud will now work with every Samsung devices, and also with its smart products, which has already been working with SmartThings. It will also be integrated with Harman’s Ignite cloud which is used in connected cars. The main aim of the company is to make it easier for its users to be able to work with their devices. It will be arriving in the spring of 2018.
Samsung’s SmartThings app allows the television to serve as the hub, so as to control SmartThings smart home devices, such as lights, thermostats a well as the security cameras placed around the home or workplace. (Samsung owns the SmartThings).
This year the users will be able to use The SmartThings app in Gear S3, which will allow you to control your lights as well as other smart devices from your wrist.
However, it might come as a surprise to most but around 90% of Samsung devices are already connected by the Internet, and it seems that by 2020, every device will be connected by the internet. It is also possible that by the year 2020, every Samsung devices will have intelligence from Bixby.
Samsung has introduced some new laptops which include, Notebook 7 Spin, a 360-degree clamshell-to-tablet convertible laptop. Along with this, the Notebook 9 Spin combines the all new 15-inch Notebook 9 and Notebook 9 Pro laptops into a pen-enabled 13.3-inch convertible.
The WW6850N washing machine which comes with QuickDrive technology has been made with the aim to clean the laundry up to 35% faster.
The Family Hub Refrigerator has also been updated and it now comes with better support for SmartThings, the connected home platform that was purchased by Samsung back in 2014. It also comes with improved Bixby voice capabilities as well as a new and refined AKG Premium Quality Sound Speakers in the doors.
Samsung introduced the all-new NW700, a slimline 3.1 channel soundbar. The company also introduced the VL5 wireless speaker that will allow you to alter the volume with the help of the magnetic puck.
Samsung has also gone on to introduce a whole new processor known as Exynos 9810 which will most likely be debuted with Galaxy S9.
Along with the other products, the company has introduced various new devices from Samsung’s C-Lab, giving the employee loads of time to experiment and also create new products.