Samsung has launched the Home Hub, the central device for managing a smart home

Samsung’s new Home Hub is a tablet for controlling smart devices

Press Release

At CES 2022, Samsung Electronics unveiled the Samsung Home Hub, a new home device management system via an innovative 8.4-inch tablet with a stand-up touch screen. The new Home Hub provides quick access to connected home devices and services in a personalized way, and brings an improved level of connectivity, deployment of artificial intelligence as well as SmartThings capabilities to automatically create smart home solutions. With the Home Hub, the whole family can do their homework more efficiently with an intuitive interface that anyone can access. Due to its innovation, the Samsung Home Hub has won the CES Innovation Award (Innovation Award) even before the fair.

Samsung Home Hub brings connectivity within a smart home like never before, making everyday life easier. Home hub offers users a personalized experience by remembering home device preferences and settings in a smart home, while an intuitive interface allows each household member to do their homework quickly and efficient, “she said Hyesoon Yang, Vice President and Director departments for the Samsung Electronics home appliance user experience.

Samsung's new Home Hub is a tablet for controlling smart devices
Samsung’s new Home Hub is a tablet for controlling smart devices (source: Samsung)

 

Wide connection

Samsung Home Hub brings features that allow users to not only manage home appliances within the smart home, but also daily routines, as well as a list of household chores that household members need to do. The Home Hub can connect to any device within the SmartThings ecosystem, including smart home devices manufactured by Samsung. Additional options for connecting to other smart home devices, such as light control or a door locking system, have also been announced.

 

Personalized experience

For the first time ever, the Samsung Home Hub brings a form of user interface that uses artificial intelligence and the SmartThings app to provide unified smart home management in one convenient device such as a tablet. The categories of software services provided by SmartThings include solutions for cooking, laundry, pets, air, energy and so-called. Home Care Wizard for home care. The user can control the interface with voice commands using the Bixby voice assistant, where a quality microphone system allows commands to be given over long distances within the house.

For example, the user can use the possibilities of the application during cooking to plan and buy ingredients and prepare meals using the ™ Family Hub service. When it’s time to wash clothes, the Home Hub can be connected to Samsung Bespoke machines and tumble dryers to automatically set the washing program, not only in relation to the user’s preferences, but also to external conditions. Also, with the help of a smart camera on the Bespoke Jet Bot AI + robotic vacuum cleaner, the user can check what the pet is currently doing and with the help of SmartThings services adjust the conditions in the house such as air conditioning to make his stay more pleasant. Also, with the help of Home Hub, the air conditioning of the house takes place automatically according to continuously analyzed requirements, and the user can also optimize their energy consumption thanks to usage analysis that includes additional energy saving options. What should definitely be pointed out is the possibility of the SmartThings Home Care Wizard service, which continuously checks the condition of home devices and informs the user about potential failures, the necessary replacement of parts and the steps that need to be taken.

Samsung’s new Home Hub is a tablet for controlling smart devices (source: Samsung)

 

Sustainability as part of a smart home

As part of the CES 2022 fair, Samsung as a company announced the acceleration of the development of sustainable solutions in the field of home appliances. In this regard, Samsung also announced cooperation with companies such as the American clothing company Patagonia to reduce the impact of microplastics on the environment, as well as Q CELLS, which resulted in Zero Energy Home Integration feature within SmartThings application, which allows energy management panel. In addition, Samsung has announced an increase in the share of recycled plastics in home appliance production from the current 5 to 30% in 2024. In perspective, this represents an increase from 25,000 tons of recycled plastic used to 158,000. In addition, Samsung has developed a special polypropylene recycled plastic for the drums of its washing machines, which is much more durable than before, and it has been announced that the program of well-known ecological packaging will be extended to other home appliances.

Finally, Samsung announced its joining the Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA) with other leading manufacturers in the field of smart home solutions, aimed at promoting interoperability and greater security.

Samsung Home Hub release date, price

The Samsung Home Hub will be available globally after its official launch in the Korean market in March. No official statement regarding the price in the United States.

source: samsung

 

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