In addition to announcing the new Galaxy S21 FE 5G and new additions to its range of televisions, Samsung has left us some curious device in recent days. Two of the ones that have called our attention the most are the smart display home hub and the remote control Eco Remote that can be charged by radio frequency.
Let’s stop at that screen that greatly reminds us of Google’s Nest Hub. In this case we are talking about a touch device in the form of a tablet that serves to control the SmartThings ecosystem and that can be placed both vertically and horizontally. But yes, without voice control through any assistant.
One screen to rule them all
During the CES 2022 that is being held these days, Samsung has announced its adhesion to the Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA) and the integration of the SmartThings Hub ‘software’ on newer televisions, monitors, and refrigerators from the South Korean brand to become the management center for connected devices in the home. At the same time, the manufacturer has presented a smart screen that will allow you to control them all.
It is the Samsung Home Hub, a kind of tactile remote control through which we can control connected household appliances, from televisions to refrigerators, through air conditioning or light bulbs. The idea is to unify the management of all home automation on one screen and, therefore, it is designed to be placed -vertically or horizontally- in a visible place in the home.
According to The Verge, the Home Hub interface is an extended version of the SmartThings app that Samsung currently has for mobiles. There is a home screen with favorite devices and screen shortcuts to access, among others, services such as SmartThings Cooking, Clothing Care, Energy, Pet or Air, as well as an Automations tab.
The idea is to unify the management of all home automation on the Home Hub screen and, therefore, it is designed to be placed in a visible place in the home
There is also a section dedicated to SmartThings Energy Service, which monitors the energy consumption of all compatible connected devices and recommends ways of saving. This new smart home controller will be available mid-year in South Korea, but at the moment it is unknown if it will reach other countries.
Via | The Verge