Samsung is receiving widespread attention and substantial praise in response to the latest products unveiled by the tech giant this week at CES 2013.
Last night, Samsung raised the veil on a device many convention attendees had been looking forward to seeing weeks ahead of the CES kickoff.
The product in question is a 55-inch OLED TV with multi-view display. What can you do with such a television? For starters, couples with different viewing preferences can each watch their own program while still spending time together, Samsung says.
Each viewer, however, has to don glasses with individual speakers.
“As the plethora of apps and content grow, consumers are faced with the overwhelming challenge of discovering quality content that appeals to their interests. They are looking for ways to experience converged content, and they want to do it easily,” said Kim Hyun-Suk, Executive Vice President and Head of Visual Display business at Samsung Electronics. “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. Consumers can now enjoy the ultimate lean back experience, which is richer and easier than ever before.”
Another of Samsung’s dazzling array of announcements is the so-called ‘Smart Hub,” which effectively gives Samsung the lead on Apple – the Mac maker rumored to be planning an entry into the connected HDTV market this year.
Samsung claims that its Smart Hub will help consumers “manage and navigate different types of content” through five intuitive panels which are displayed as thumbnail images for the first time so it’s even easier to select and watch the content on the big screen.
“With a light hand gesture (flipping), you can discover five totally different experiences in Smart Hub, as if you have five new TV sets,” Samsung says.
Of course, if you’re just looking for a massive TV, Samsung has that covered to. Last night, Samsung showed off an 85-inch, ridiculously thin, “ultra-high-definition TV” that delivers four times the pixel density of LED TVs. What’s more, these bad boys have speakers embedded in the screen, which help the device offer an impressive 120 watts of sound.
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