tech2 News StaffJan 06, 2015 12:20:09 IST
Samsung has made its big announcements at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. As expected, the company has pulled the wraps off its new Tizen-run smart TVs, Milk VR, portable SDDs and the surprise element is its new Chef Collection.
The company has entered the virtual reality space with the Milk VR, available exclusively for its virtual reality device Gear VR. It will allow users to stream 360-degree video. Along with Milk VR, Samsung has announced the expansion of Milk Music and Milk Video to the web and smart TVs, respectively.
Samsung has also unveiled its much-talked about 2015 4K TV lineup that it calls SUHD. 'S' could probably stand for Samsung. The SUHD is made up of three series and nine screen sizes that range from 48-inches up to 88-inches. Samsung’s SUHD TVs use quantum dot technology. which ensure an expanded color gamut.The TVs support both 10-bit color and High Dynamic Range.
Samsung's smart TVs will now be based on Tizen OS platform. According to DigitalTrends,"Tizen provides a sleek, easy-to-use interface, leveraging a ticker of 'tiles' across the bottom of the screen. Switching among multiple apps appears almost instantaneous."
Samsung has also announced new SSD T1 models that are available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB variants. The drives measure mere 71 x 53.2 x 9.2 mm, which is smaller than a business card, claims the company. It supports AES 256-bit encryption, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 along with transfer speeds of up to 450MB/s. The SSD T1 models will be made available later this year.
Samsung's big surprise has been a few new products in its lifestyle section. The company has introduced the Chef Collection along with a new app that comes with recipes and tips from expert chefs. It will be available for download for free from Google Play starting next month.
The company has also built a tablet especially for Samsung's Chef Collection. The announcements for home products also include new Activ Wash+ technology for Samsung washing machines. The new top-load washer comes with built-in sink, water jet and scrubber and Super Speed technology that helps cut down on wash time.
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