Samsung Electronics today unveiled its new Neo QLED, MICRO LED and Samsung OLED TVs alongside lifestyle products and accessories at CES. This year’s lineup features advanced, innovative products focused on enhanced connectivity.
“In 2023, we are pushing boundaries of innovation to offer consumers more than just premium picture quality, but a holistic, premium device experience tailored to what they need and want out of their connected home,” said Cheolgi Kim, EVP of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “With SmartThings, our advanced technology is seamless and intuitive, making life more sustainable, accessible and enjoyable every day.”
As first reported by Jonathan Hui of the Thread Group on Twitter, in terms of Smart Home integration, SmartThings users no longer need to purchase a separate SmartThings dongle to connect and control Zigbee and Thread devices. In 2023, the SmartThings Zigbee & Matter Thread One-Chip Module will be directly built into Samsung products, including the new range of Neo TVs. For the ultimate connected device experience, SmartThings automatically syncs devices for easier control of not just Samsung devices but also third-party appliances and IoT devices* for seamless connections.
With Matter compatibility, this would open the door to HomeKit, even though TV from Samsung has supported AirPlay in the past, whilst not always supporting HomeKit directly, like some other TV manufacturers. The first iteration of Matter already supports TVs although to what degree we’re not sure.
Samsung’s latest suite of Neo QLED 8K and 4K televisions offer premium options that cover all bases – at a price. Neo QLED picture quality is powered by Samsung’s advanced Neural Quantum Processor, which supports the Quantum Mini LED-lit TV with 14-bit processing and AI upscaling, enabling features such as Shape Adaptive Light Control and Real Depth Enhancer Pro for a three-dimensional, lifelike picture.
* SmartThings will support Matter and HCA in 2023. This will enable SmartThings users to add thousands of compatible devices seamlessly into their SmartThings Home Environment.