Samsung outlines its vision of a connected future

Samsung used its press conference at this year’s CES in Las Vegas to unveil its vision of a connected 2016.

The Korean company underlined the importance of innovation that makes a meaningful difference in people’s everyday lives, and showcased its focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) as an open platform, with SmartThings technology.

Samsung also revealed its new bezel-less curved SUHD TVs with Quantum dot displays, the connected Family Hub fridge, its newest smartwatch – the Gear S2 Premium, and a large screen Windows tablet, the Galaxy TabPro S.

Said Tim Baxter, president and chief operating officer of Samsung Electronics America (pictured): “Samsung has continuously worked to help people live smarter lives, and this year we have taken a huge step forwards with our diverse, IoT-enabled products and services.

“We will continue to enhance consumers’ quality of life by listening to their needs and strengthening our ecosystem.”

Samsung’s press conference was delivered from a stage enhanced by its own display technology, using a large 18.3m x 4.8m curved screen, which the company designed and built using its own LED signage.

Samsung also unveiled the latest additions to its audio product line-up, including the HW-K950 soundbar, the company’s first to feature Dolby Atmos, and a soundbar package which will include two Dolby Atmos-enabled wireless rear speakers.  The complete HW-K950 package delivers 5.1.4-channel sound.