Samsung Electronics delivered on their promise of unveiling new TVs with unprecedented design at CES 2013. The Korean Electronic giant did not stop there, Samsung unveiled the newly redesign Smart Hub and the smart Evolution Kit that enables Samsung 2012 Smart TV to evolve into Samsung’s new 2013 Smart TVs.
According to the press release, Samsung’s new Smart TVs will feature hardware enhancements, such as CPU, memory and GPU up to the level of the latest Smart TV. Samsung will also expand the number of models available in 60 inches and above, in addition to the world’s largest commercial UHD TV at 110 inches.
“Regardless of consumers’ viewing preferences for LED viewing preferences for LED, OLED or the innovative Ultra High Definition (UHD), Samsung’s 2013 Smart TVs allow consumers to enjoy a seamless, integrated and immersive entertainment experience available.”
Samsung Smart Hub will come with the following features and functionalities:
Five Dynamic Panels
- On TV shows the channel that is currently playing as well as the most relevant, personalized suggestions that may be airing shortly based on consumer viewing habits.
- Movies & TV Shows is an easy view of movies and TV services and over-the-top content are available from various content providers. Content is recommended based on the consumer’s viewing habit.
- Photos, Videos & Music allows consumers to organize personal content and files on Samsung Smart TVs and other linked devices.
- Social highlights user created content from friends and family, popular videos from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and video call services.
- Apps organize downloaded Samsung Apps and recommendations for easy access.
Early this month Samsung announced that they will be introducing a smart Evolution Kit at the 2013 (CES).
“The Evolution kit is an innovative concept that enables Samsung 2012 Smart TV to evolve into Samsung’s new 2013 Smart TVs. By simply attaching the Evolution Kit device into the back of a Samsung Smart TV, consumers can enjoy the latest features that the 2013 Smart TVs have to offer.”
“The Evolution Kit is a small, rectangular module that slips into a slot on the back of the TV,” Willcox writes for Consumerreports. “Housed in the device is an upgraded main processor, plus a faster graphics processor, which should speed up Web-based activities such as browsing, as well as multitasking when using apps with TV in a window on the screen. The kit will also enable older sets to enjoy the same features as newer models. So basically the Evolution Kit turns 2012-model TVs into 2013 sets.”
“As the plethora of apps and content grow, consumers are faced with the overwhelming challenge of discovering quality content that appeal their interests,” Kim Hyun-Suk, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics said in a statement. “They are looking for ways to experience converged content, and they want to do it easily. We have simplified the process with TVs that offer more intuitive features, endless connectivity and content options, and larger screen sizes with true-to-life picture quality so consumers can discover a world of possibilities in home entertainment”