At CES 2019, Samsung Electronics unveiled an array of innovations and showcased its commitment in artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G technologies for Connected Living.
2019 is Samsung Electronics 50th anniversary. “In 2019, we’re taking things to the next level, and leveraging our industry leadership to make our vision of Connected Living a reality,” said HS Kim, president and CEO of Consumer Electronics Division, Samsung Electronics.
The number of partners in Samsung SmartThings ecosystem has grown by 44 percent while the user base of SmartThings app has grown 220 percent.
The company also unveiled its future AI-powered robotics platforms, which can be used to manage activities of daily living, such as helping an aging population independently manage their health routine.
Samsung has made major strides in 5G connectivity. The company boasts more than 2,000 5G essential patents as of November 2018. It has powered the commercialization of home and mobile 5G networks of major U.S carriers and all three mobile carriers, with additional trials running in Europe and Asia.
Samsung is launching the first 5G smartphone in the first half of 2019.
In pursuit of its AI innovation strategy, the company has established seven Global AI Centers, and is adopting unique technologies into its products and services. Samsung NEXT and the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC) have invested in more than 20 AI-related startups over the last five years.
Samsung has also expanded Bixby, its intelligence platform designed to support Galaxy phones.
Samsung also expanded its portfolio of entertainment products with the launch of 98” QLED 8K TV. Powered by Quantum Processor 8K chip and Samsung’s proprietary AI-based technology, the TV is Samsung’s smartest and most powerful TV yet, according to the company.
Samsung announced it will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on 2019 Samsung Smart TV models beginning this spring.
The company has made Family Hub 2019 intuitive and intelligent with the new Bixby that lets users interact in natural language to get answers to complicated questions, preset the oven, search for recipes, and even call an Uber.
Samsung introduced the Notebook 9 Pro for modern professionals and Notebook Odyssey gaming laptop for work and play experience.
Samsung partnered with HARMAN and showcased the Digital Cockpit 2019 that offers an enhanced connected car experience.
Samsung is also working to launch a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that will shape the future of intelligent devices. The company also demonstrated the possibilities in Connected Living through its robotic innovations such as Samsung Bot Care, Samsung Bot Air, Samsung Bot Retail, and Samsung GEMS.