Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and
digital convergence technologies, today unveiled new products and
services that define its vision for the consumer electronics industry,
where technology enables consumers to discover the world of
Presenting at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 in Las Vegas,
Samsung revealed its goal of creating new experiences for all, through
its deep understanding of consumers’ lives and its relentless pursuit of
“From motion and voice control in TVs, to 10-point multi-touch screens
on tablets and smartphones, we have created new, more human ways for
people and devices to interact,” said BK Yoon, president of Samsung’s
Consumer Electronics Division. “This year, our goal is to help people
discover a world of possibilities. We aim to delight them, bringing not
just what they expect, but what they’d never dreamed was possible.”
Delivering on this promise, Samsung unveiled a new paradigm in
television, smart appliances, connected cameras and mobile devices.
Sharing innovations from different areas of its business, Samsung has
reinvigorated the consumer electronics market with seamless navigation,
intuitive control and personalized user experiences.
Understanding that consumers want TVs that can stay current with the
latest features, Samsung also announced its 2013 Evolution Kit, an
innovative way of having the latest Smart TV offerings without having to
buy a whole new set.
Samsung’s complete portfolio will be on display at Samsung’s booth
(#12004) in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Creating the Ultimate Lean Back Experience
Samsung opened a new world of possibilities in home entertainment this
year, introducing a full line up of larger screen TVs, including its
first 85-inch Ultra High Definition TV (UHD TV) and its flagship Smart
TV, the F8000 LED TV. Building on its already extensive content offering
and Smart TV platform leadership, Samsung also introduced the most
personalized TV viewing experience ever created: S-Recommendation with
Voice Interaction technologies.
For the first time at CES, Samsung unveiled its new UHD TV with a large
screen size. Blending technology and craftsmanship to create a ‘Timeless
Gallery Design,’ Samsung’s UHD TV offers four times the pixels available
on existing 1080p resolution, to deliver greater detail, unmatched
clarity and an immersive, vivid picture quality. It also provides an
audio experience to match its screen excellence; 120-watt array speakers
are seamlessly built into the frame of the television.
Offering a whole new world of viewing experience, using content
available today, the UHD TV features an up-scaling algorithm that is
capable of up-converting HD and Full HD content to UHD resolution.
Samsung also introduced its new flagship F8000 LED TV, the first
Samsung television to feature a quad-core processor. Available in sizes
up to 75-inches, the F8000 features an ultra-thin profile, a
quarter-inch thick bezel and a half-moon shaped Arc stand.
Samsung is the first TV brand to offer support for the new high
compression video codec, HEVC, which delivers double the video quality
over the same bandwidth.
Introducing the next Evolution in Televisions
Each of Samsung’s newest televisions provides a whole new world of
possibilities in search, navigation and control. Samsung’s
S-Recommendation with Voice Interaction technology is a personal
guide to discovering new and preferred content on Samsung Smart TVs.
Analyzing a user’s viewing history and the popularity and release dates
of TV programs, S-Recommendation will create a personalized menu of
on-air, on-demand and app content for each viewer.
Samsung’s improved Voice Interaction technology will change what people
think is possible from a television; it is now capable of understanding
full sentences and natural language. Coupled with S-Recommendation,
viewers can ask the Smart TV for movie and TV show suggestions or
request films that feature specific actors or actresses. Searches
aggregate relevant results from all available on-air, on-demand or app
This advanced user experience has been expanded to smartphones and
tablets, thanks to Samsung’s leadership in connectivity. Viewers can
search and schedule content on a tablet, view content remotely or mirror
the Smart TV on a tablet to take the content with them around the home.
Samsung’s new Smart Hub intelligently organizes a viewer’s
content into clear, intuitive menu pages. Drawing on Samsung’s mobile
leadership, the navigation experience is reminiscent of that found on
its smartphones. The five pages include: On TV; Movies & TV Shows;
Photos, Videos & Music; Social; Apps.
Additionally, Samsung delivered on its 2012 CES promise of bringing the
next evolution of TVs with the introduction of its 2013 Evolution Kit.
By simply adding the Evolution Kit to a Samsung Smart TV, users can have
access to the latest Samsung Smart TV offerings. Owners of compatible
TVs will be able to benefit from S-Recommendation with Voice
Interaction, the new Smart Hub, as well as the quad core support of the
Creating Smarter, Connected Homes
Samsung’s latest home appliance products deliver unrivalled convenience,
ease of use and organization for consumers. The new Samsung T9000 LCD
Refrigerator allows users to adjust the freezer and fridge space
based on need, while the new Samsung Top Loader Washing Machine,
WA50F, provides an extremely large capacity in its category.
This year, Samsung has redefined the French door refrigerator category,
making kitchens smarter and more convenient, as well as offering clever
ways to keep organized. With a 32 cu. ft. capacity, the Samsung T9000
LCD Refrigerator offers large storage space for consumers. Providing
greater flexibility and convenience for users, the lower compartment can
also be transformed from refrigerator to freezer and back again as
Samsung’s new Top Loader Washing Machine offers a large capacity;
at 5.0 cubic feet it’s possible to wash more in a single load than ever
before. Featuring an upgraded AquaJet™ cleaning technology, the machine
delivers improved washing performances, thanks to its powerful pump and
strong water jets that provide a more thorough wash and rinse. Its
washing efficiency is matched by its premium design: an ice-blue LED
makes the cleaning options clear and understandable while a simple
user-interface makes it incredibly easy to control.
To give consumers a new dimension of flexibility in the kitchen, Samsung
introduced a new innovative range and oven. With a spacious 5.9 cu. ft.
Samsung’s NE597N0PBSR Induction Range with
Flex CookZone™ has a large cooking area and is suitable for any pan
configuration. It also features “Boil Alert,” which detects vibration
and automatically reduces heat to a preset level to prevent pots and
pans from boiling over. Additionally, Samsung’s ME179KFETSR
Over-The-Range Speed Oven is everything needed in one powerful
appliance: convection oven for even cooking, as well as a toaster,
broiler, microwave and range hood all in one. It also offers a one-touch
Simple Clean Filter – the first of its kind. Both products have been
awarded CES innovation awards.
Capturing Images for Every Moment
Samsung is staying true to its SMART CAMERA vision, delivering the
latest and greatest camera technology and driving change in the digital
imaging landscape. As the newest addition to its NX-range, the NX300
blends exceptional image quality and capture capabilities with increased
speed and shot control.
The NX300 is complemented by the Samsung’s NX 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens,
the first one-lens 3D system for a consumer camera, capable of capturing
both still pictures and full 1080p HD video. This new lens opens up an
exciting world of 3D imaging possibilities and makes the Samsung NX
Series the only interchangeable lens camera supporting both 3D still and
Central to the NX300’s outstanding imaging performance is its new 20.3
Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, capable of capturing high quality images
for every user. A newly designed Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) system delivers
fast, accurate phase and contrast detection, while the 1/6000 second
shutter speed and 8.6fps continuous shooting mode ensures every moment
is captured perfectly. Also, Samsung’s unique DRIMe IV imaging engine
provides outstanding developments in speed and quality photography and
enables better color reproduction and greater noise reduction. Support
for full 1080p HD video capture in both 2D and 3D—when combined with
Samsung’s new 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens—is also available through the DRIMe
IV engine capabilities.
For a seamless photography experience, the NX300’s 84mm (3.31 inch)
AMOLED screen comes complete with a tilt display allowing
cherished memories to be captured from any angle, high and low, while
making it effortless to review images. Completing the intuitive feel for
the NX300 camera, the distinct AMOLED screen is hybrid with touch screen
capabilities and 5-way manual key interface.
In addition to the SMART CAMERA capabilities of the NX300, Samsung also
today announced the launch of a new line of connected compact cameras:
the WB250F/WB200F, the WB800F, WB30F, DV150F
and ST150F. As new additions to the WB series of long-zoom
models, DV series of Dual View cameras and ST series of Style Feature
cameras, the new devices combine high optical performance and classic
style with the enhanced connectivity of SMART CAMERA.
Combining Design, Performance for Hands-on
Samsung’s PC line-up for CES consists of two new devices that combine
powerful performance with design excellence. The powerful new Series
7 Chronos and the portable Series 7 Ultra Notebook are
equipped to handle both work and entertainment applications.
The new Series 7 Chronos delivers a professional performance in a
thinner and lighter form factor, with a quad-core performance, as well
as a new software solution called RAMaccelerator, which provides up to a
150 percent increase in speed for browsing and running apps, to act as a
true desktop replacement. Its 15.6-inch Full HD display with 10-point
touch screen meets both work and entertainment demands. Matching power
with style, the Samsung Series 7 Chronos is just 20.9 millimeters thick;
and with a back-lit keyboard and 11-hour battery life it lets users work
The Samsung Series 7 Ultra embodies superior mobility and
performance in an ultra-slim and light, full aluminum body. Combining an
eight hour battery life, a beautiful 13.3-inch Full HD display with a
10-point touch screen, aluminum frame, a i5 / i7 CPU for fast-processing
and up to 256GB SSD of storage, this PC provides the computing power
required by even the most demanding users; and like the Series 7
Chronos, it will run on Windows 8.
Samsung TecTiles™ Take Over Las Vegas
Samsung is also helping people explore a world of possibilities while in
Las Vegas. The company has partnered with Caesars Entertainment to
install more than 4,500 interactive Samsung TecTiles™ (NFC tags)
throughout eight of its world-renowned hotels and casinos in Las Vegas.
These TecTiles™ are designed to provide consumers with a virtual
concierge service, offering shortcuts to gaming stats and playing tips,
restaurant hours and reservations, show times and video clips, and
shopping hours and discounts.
For more information about Samsung TecTiles™, go to www.samsung.com/us/tectiles.
Empowering the B2B Market
Samsung also announced the results of its joint study with research
leaders IDG regarding the attitudes of IT executives and consumers
toward ‘bring-your-own-device (BYOD)’ to work policies. The
results revealed that an overwhelming majority of IT executives believe
that BYOD programs will become standard in business within the next two
years, and consumers expect the mobile device to be the primary
computing device for work within five years.
Understanding that the success of such BYOD programs depends on whether
hardware and software providers can address the security concerns of IT
executives, Samsung has launched its Samsung For Enterprise (SaFE)
program, which is comprised of security standards that will help
companies to find mobile devices that are safe to use. SaFE devices
provide immediate business benefits such as advanced data features and
SaFE is Samsung’s commitment to the B2B market. It’s a comprehensive
suite of security standards, apps, on-device encryption, VPNs and mobile
device management solutions. With the development of SaFE, Samsung is
simplifying mobile device administration and removing concerns about the
fragmentation of the Android platform.
Notes to Editors:
This year, 'Samsung Tomorrow TV CES 2013 Specials' will also be
broadcasted live daily. These video shows will feature detailed tours of
the Samsung Electronics exhibition, coverage of major events at the
booth, interviews with Samsung personnel and talks with tech and social
media influencers. This broadcast will be aired at 12 p.m. PST from
January 8 to January 11 directly from the Samsung SMART Studio, located
right behind the Samsung Electronics Booth. Samsung SMART Lounge,
offering seats and free Wi-Fi for exclusively for IT/tech editors,
bloggers and influencers, will also be open during the exhibition.
Samsung will also be showcasing AllShare—its cross-device sharing
technology—at CES with a new short film playing on an innovative stage
of screens. The world premiere, live performance is at 2 p.m. on January
9 inside the Samsung booth and will stream live online at
New this year, Samsung created a mobile application that provides access
to press conference information such as press materials, images of
unveiled products, exhibition details and contact information. The app
can be downloaded by searching ‘Samsung CES’ in major app markets.
Full details, video content and product images are available at the
Samsung microsite at: http://www.samsungces.com/.
The press conference will also be streamed live from: www.global.samsungtomorrow.com.
Please visit the Samsung booth to experience this future technology
firsthand. Samsung’s product line will be displayed from January 8 to
January 11 at booth (#12004) in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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