Samsung showcases 2012 vision – new TVs and Smart Home technology

February 13, 2012 — Article

Samsung Electronics has unveiled its 2012 product innovations at the Samsung Forum 2012 in Europe.

Samsung ES8000

The new home entertainment family of products includes the ES8000 LED TV which features the slim bezel Samsung first introduced in 2011, complemented this year by a new matching Arch flow stand and an increased screen size of up to 75in. A dual-core processor powers the ES8000, allowing multitasking like surfing the web while using or downloading multiple apps simultaneously. A variety of content is also available through Samsung Apps.

Also introduced was Samsung’s very first 55-inch Super OLED TV, which the company says offers true-to-life picture quality, enhanced colour accuracy and motion picture quality even in the fastest scenes.

Samsung says both models encompass the company’s three guiding principals for the future of its TVs – Smart Interaction, Smart Content and Smart Evolution.

Smart Interaction enables Smart TV owners to communicate with their TVs via voice control, motion control and face recognition. So you can use the Super OLED TV’s built-in HD camera and dual microphones to prompt the TV. Say, “Hi TV” and turn on voice control, say “Web Browser” to get online, and browse and select results or increase the volume just by pointing your hand.

Smart Content means access to more media through Smart TV apps, as well as AllShare Play, which allows you to access your own content across other device screens. Other services include Family Story, Fitness and Kids.

Samsung also promises future-proofing with Smart Evolution – essentially a slot in the TV where you can put Samsung’s latest Evolution Kit. Each year, the kit will include all necessary hardware and software enhancements using Samsung’s own system-on-chip technology.

Andy Griffiths, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland, said: “More than ever, consumers are leading dynamic lifestyles that require technology to enrich and accommodate their lives. We will achieve this through new product innovations, continued investment in research and development, and by driving corporate and social responsibility programmes in the UK region.”

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