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How Samsung Kicked off CES 2014: Press Conference Recap

         

Samsung Tomorrow at CES 2014

 

Just a few hours ago, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Samsung held a press conference for CES 2014. Samsung Tomorrow broadcast the whole event via live streaming and live blogging. And wow, as you’ll find out, a whole lot happened during that 45 minutes. For those of you who missed out on the press conference or need to take a moment to realize what just happened, here is the recap of the Samsung Press Conference at CES 2014. (Check out the full script of the live blogging of the press conference.)

 

Samsung addresses the future and finds a home

 

BK Yoon opened up the press conference, addressing the dramatic changes ahead for the industry and how Samsung plans to cope with them. First he addressed and briefly explained the four key factors that could change the world: Connectivity, Urbanization, Aging Population, and New emerging risks.

 

bk yoon

 

Samsung wants to cope with these factors at home. More specifically, in the home of the future. He envisions that the home of the future has to 'protect', 'be flexible' and 'be responsive.' The first step towards the future home? Smart Home.

 

 

Smart Home

 

BK Yoon’s presentation was followed by Tim Baxter. Emphasizing the rise of 'device to device' communication, he announced that the Samsung Smart Home Service is going to be unveiled at CES 2014.

 

Samsung Smart Home will provide three key services in and out of the home: device control, home view and Smart customer service. The Smart Home Service Protocol is planned to be open to third party developers this year.

 

 

Samsung Partners Up

 

Samsung, once again, partnered up with the biggest players across all industries. If you take a look at some of the guest speakers at the press conference, you can get a sense of how important 'providing quality content' is to Samsung.

 

Samsung's partnership

 

Pete Bevacqua- PGA Smart TV app

 

Mark Cuban- UHD (sports) contents

 

Michael Bay- UHD (movie) contents

 

Samsung is also partnering up with Turner Sports, the company behind the NBA, MLF, NASCAR and more, as well as TBS, TNT and truTV.

 

 

UHD, Curved & Bendable?

 

We already know from the Press Release that Samsung has announced its 105" Curved UHD and 110" UHD TV. While showcasing its gigantic screen size and jaw-dropping display quality, there was also a brief talk about the inevitability of UHD. Samsung also once again ensured that there will be plenty of UHD content available through massive partnerships with studios like FOX and Paramount pictures, VOD streaming companies such as Amazon, Netflix and M-GO, and cable and satellite providers like Comcast Xfinity TV and DirectTV.

 

105 inch curved uhd tv

 

Also on display were some of the improved features, such as MultiWindow and Smart Hub's new Games panel.

 

However, the surprise was at the end of the presentation, which showcased the Bendable TV! "At first glance, it's a flat-plane with UHD TV with all of the features we've (Samsung) outlined, but with the touch of a button, it transforms into a Curved UHD TV."

 

 

Samsung wants you to cook and clean up after better

 

Accompanying the world class chefs Michel Troisgros and Christopher Kostow, Samsung showcased the FoodShowcase refrigerator, oven and dish washer. Displaying technology such as triple cooling system, Flex Duo oven and WaterWall, it showed off its commitment to deliver advanced technology for people's digital appliances.

 

Samsung also showcased its washing machine, aptly named Big Boy. The new washing machines can handle 4 times as much laundry, which is about 4 baskets or two king-size comforters. It has the largest capacity on the market. The Samsung Front Load can also wash a load in 30 minutes with the SuperSpeed technology.

 

 

Year of Tablets

 

Samsung Press Conference finished off with the announcement of a new tablet line up. With the increasing demand for tablets and the advancement in technology, such as WQXGA display and improved Multi Window feature, it unveiled the Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro.

 

galaxy notepro & galaxy tabpro

 

Galaxy Notice Professional is 12.2 inch, which is the largest tablet available on the market to this point. The variation between the Galaxy Be aware Professional and Galaxy Tab Professional appears to be the compatibility of the S Pen. The Professional collection will include more than a few apps and contents incorporated and the Galaxy Tab Professional will probably be to be had in three completely different sizes.

 

CES 2014 formally kicks off the next day, and can run from the seventh to the tenth of January. All over the path of CES 2014, Samsung The next day to come will quilt the unique knowledge on the products which were talked about above, so please keep tuned and fix with Samsung Day after today.

 

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