The company introduces wide range of intelligent and connected products designed to meet our evolving lifestyle
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 12 September, 2019 – Samsung today marked its imminent 50th anniversary at IFA 2019 and held a press conference laying out the company’s vision focused on innovation, connectivity and the future.
The company declared to: democratise QLED 8K technology with the introduction of a full line up of QLED 8K TVs; innovate in the home appliances market with its BESPOKE line-up of customisable refrigerators. These new offerings, plus many others, illustrate Samsung’s continued ambition to enhance its portfolio with bold and disruptive products and services designed for tomorrow.
“Ever since Samsung’s original black and white TV launch nearly 50 years ago, we have been introducing cutting-edge technologies across our consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile businesses,” said Cambridge Mokanyane, Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung South Africa. “Samsung will continue to build the legacy of the company and bring life-changing innovations to our customers.”
Benjamin Braun, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President for Samsung Europe, delivering an opening speech at the IFA 2019 press conference.
Full line up of Visual Display announced with new 55-inch QLED 8K TV
Since the launch of Samsung’s QLED 8K TV last year, total purchases of QLED TVs have increased 200 percent year-on-year. This fast adoption of QLED TVs has led to more than two million units sold across the world in the first half of this year, driving a proven consumer appetite for high-quality large screen TVs. To enhance the line-up even further, the 55-inch QLED 8K will sit alongside the Samsung QLED range of the current 65, 75, 82 and 85-inch versions.
The 55-inch QLED 8K TV will be available globally in September. With this new addition, Samsung is responding to consumers’ demands for greater choice by providing a range of size options to suit different homes. The new 55-inch variant will offer the continued premium benefits of the QLED 8K TV range, including unrivalled picture quality with depth and detail, 100 per cent colour volume and ground-breaking AI upscaling technology. Whether a consumer is watching content through a streaming service, set-top box through HDMI, USB, or even mobile mirroring, the Quantum Processor 8K recognises and upscales lower resolution content to crisp 8K quality.
BESPOKE home appliances for modern consumer lifestyles
As the line between furniture and home appliances continues to blur, Samsung is creating ever-more customisable home living solutions to suit a range of consumers’ needs. To this end, Samsung’s ground-breaking new BESPOKE refrigerators are coming to Europe. Designed as modular units, these refrigerators can seamlessly blend into various spaces, with a wide-variety of sizing options available, ranging from single-door to four-door designs.
For those users who want even more from their kitchen, Samsung today launches its new multi-function Dual Cook Steam Oven. It boasts a modern design that provides outstanding flexibility with multi-cooking abilities. The oven is aligned vertically and incorporates textured surfaces with a new user interface that adds a new level of design intrigue. And with its Dual Cook Steam feature, it can simultaneously cook with convection in one compartment and with steam in the other.
Making an impact beyond our everyday lives, Samsung’s kitchen innovations have already helped to reduce the level of waste currently produced in the home. The company has taken this one step further at IFA 2019 by announcing an even deeper partnership with Whisk, a smart food platform developer. Through integration with Samsung’s appliances such as intelligent shopping lists on its Family Hub refrigerators, Samsung and Whisk are enabling a more enjoyable and environmentally-responsible cooking experience for the whole family.
As the average home becomes more compact and more people settle in urban areas, Samsung has focused on offering products that fit with consumers’ existing lifestyles. The AirDresser, which resembles a wardrobe or a vertical mirror, is an appliance for refreshing clothing. In addition, Samsung is launching the Air Purifier AX9500, the world’s first Wind-Free purification system. Its modular design ensures that it can fit into a variety of homes and with a three-layer filtration system, it reduces the presence of harmful gases, dust and allergens from the air in the living environment.
With the new POWERstick Jet cordless stick vacuum cleaner, consumers get to experience 200W of industry-leading suction capability. With its 5-layered HEPA Filtration System and hour-long battery life, it can capture 99.999 percent of dust particles and allergens, keeping them from escaping back into the air through the vacuum exhaust.
Samsung also confirmed that the eagerly anticipated Galaxy Fold will be available in Cosmos Black and Space Silver starting September 18, 2019, in countries including France, Germany, Singapore and the U.K., with the U.S. launch to follow. A 5G-ready option will also be available in select markets, providing consumers with the latest network connectivity to further enhance the new foldable experience. Committed to providing consumers with an exceptional user experience without compromising on quality or size, this past summer has also seen Samsung introduce a slew of other new products.
The Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ provide category-leading power and performance that enable users to work the way they want and showcase their creative spirit, while on-the-go. The new Galaxy Tab S6 comes with the signature S Pen and is the world’s first tablet to feature a dual camera with Ultra Wide Lens and a 10.5-inch super AMOLED display. Designed for high-performing users who do not want to be weighed down by a laptop, the Galaxy Book S combines the mobility and connectivity of a smartphone and the powerful productivity of a PC. Finally, on September 6, Samsung will launch the new Galaxy Watch Active2.
Since 2017, Samsung has exhibited its innovative technologies at Samsung Town, a custom-designed space that showcases its full range for visitors to experience the unique and convenient ways of connected living. This year, Samsung took a new approach by designing spaces for all types of consumers, from work-at-home freelancers to influencers, newlyweds and more. Samsung Town will also demonstrate how life gets simpler with its automotive and Samsung Bots. To find out more about all the Samsung products announced at IFA 2019, visit the Samsung Electronics Booth at Level 2, City Cube Berlin from September 6 to 11.
For more information on Samsung and its product portfolio, please visit www.samsung.com/za.
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