By Samsung Newsroom
Samsung Electronics today announced the global launch of the KMC-W, an updated Windows version of the Samsung Kiosk, winner of an ISE Best of Show award from AV Technology at Integrated Systems Europe 2023. The new version of the Kiosk features an interactive 24-inch display that brings expanded software compatibility to advanced self-service display technology for the food and beverage, retail, travel and healthcare industries.
The convenience of contactless technology has become critical for businesses to meet consumer demand across various industries and applications, including bill payments, drive-thru, self-ordering, smart cafés and unmanned fitting rooms. At the same time, touchscreen sanitation is one of the biggest concerns for consumers and a top priority for businesses. This has led to an increased application of antibacterial coatings and films on screens. The shatterproof film and UL-certified Antimicrobial Coating1 that Samsung applies to its Kiosk displays protect their screens and customers.
“The retail landscape is changing based on consumer behaviors and rising demand for contactless and non-cash payment methods,” said Hoon Chung, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “As this trend accelerates not just in retail but also in the food and beverage, healthcare, travel and other sectors, the Samsung Kiosk is the future-ready solution industries need to respond to global demand.”
Powerful Performance, Versatile Applications
Built on the Windows 10 IoT Enterprise operating system (OS), the KMC-W expands the Samsung Kiosk’s OS compatibility to meet the needs of customers in various business environments. Powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core Processor,2 it offers high performance computing power and full compatibility with major ordering, point-of-sale and property management system software. Accordingly, the display comes equipped with various CPU options — including a choice of Intel Celeron 6305E, Core i3 or Core i5 processors — as well as fast 8GB DRAM memory and a 256GB SSD for greater storage capacity.
“It’s great to see the launch of the new KMC-W, which leverages the 11th Gen Intel Core Processor Enterprise Edition and the powerful Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS to expand customer choices,” said Analisa Roberts, General Manager, Global Device Partners at Microsoft. “With 8GB of DRAM and a 256GB SSD, it provides ultra-fast processing and ample storage space to meet evolving industry demands.”
Offering more interfaces for third-party peripherals, the KMC-W supports a wide range of use cases across industries. Its extensive integration capabilities enable it to meet the needs of a wide range of businesses, from hotels and airports to convenience stores, restaurants, and pharmacies. Businesses can tailor their Kiosks for various scenarios, including using them as ID/passport scanners, external cameras, payment terminals, and vending machines.
The KMC-W’s compact design and flexible features make it suitable for virtually any business environment. Its flexible installation options, which enable it to be affixed to a countertop, wall mount3 or a stand that can be positioned anywhere to seamlessly blend in with its surroundings, allow businesses to save time, cost and space without the need for additional construction.
Enabling More Personalized Customer Experiences Around the World
The Samsung Kiosk Tizen version, launched in 2021, allows businesses and retailers around the world to optimize the customer journey. With the new Samsung Kiosk Windows version, retails can enjoy the business advantages of the Kiosk display whether they use Tizen or Windows OS.
In the Philippines, fast food chain KFC currently uses Samsung Kiosks on Windows OS at 63 locations. The Kiosks create an in-store digital experience for KFC customers, enabling them to self-serve and enjoy a more personalized and convenient visit. To continue enhancing its customer experience, the company will install Kiosks at more than 100 additional stores by the end of the year.
French company LAPEYRE, which manufactures and sells equipment for home kitchens, bathrooms, doors, and windows, has installed Samsung Kiosks operating on Windows OS throughout its stores. As a growing franchise with 126 locations in France and 25 new stores set to open across the country by 2025, the company has partnered with Samsung to digitalize services to boost business and attract new customers. The rollout includes 100 Kiosks to display queue status, 70 Kiosks to support fast self-ordering, and 300 Kiosks for consumers to browse the company’s product catalog and customize their product using configurators on the kiosks, generating more sales and enhancing the customer experience.
In addition, made-to-order restaurant company Duck Donuts Powered by GRUBBRR is currently utilizing Samsung Kiosks based on the Tizen OS. The company’s rollout enhanced the purchase experience at 30 of its stores across the U.S., improving customer satisfaction and operational efficiency. With personalized ordering and easy-to-read menus, Duck Donuts was able to strengthen its customer relationships and drive revenue.
The KMC-W Samsung Kiosk model is currently available for purchase in more than 35 countries across Europe, North America, South America, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia and the Middle East.
For more information, please visit displaysolutions.samsung.com/kiosk.
1 This product has been treated with the biocidal substance Zinc Pyrithione. Antibacterial property does not completely protect users against bacteria and provides no protection against viruses including Covid-19. Coating applies only to the surface of the screen and its effect may vary depending on conditions of use. Available in select markets.
2 All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Intel, the Intel logo and other Intel marks are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries.
3 Wall mount and stand must be purchased separately.
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Another day, another test between the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, the iPhone 14 Pro Max, and the Google Pixel 7 Pro. BGR has already highlighted several different comparison tests between the battery, performance, photography, and more, but this time, the YouTube channel In Depth Tech Reviews went a step further and made a hardcore test by checking the speed, battery, and thermal of these three flagship phones at the same time.
In the experiment, the YouTuber started a Microsoft Teams call meeting with screen sharing, ran a high-quality YouTube video in PiP, and played Asphalt 9 for 30 minutes. While the three phones had brightness at the same level, all using an LTE/4G connection and updated to the latest operating systems available, it was interesting to see how each of them performed.
Long story short, the Galaxy S23 Ultra performed better compared to the iPhone 14 Pro Max and the Google Pixel 7 Pro. These are the highlights:
Galaxy S23 Ultra completed the 30-minute test, the display dimmed after 11 minutes, had the best thermals at 49.4ºC, and spent 10% of its battery. On the other hand, the iPhone 14 Pro Max failed the test after 19 minutes, the display dimmed after 4 minutes and a half, and had the worse thermals alongside the Pixel 7 Pro at 49.5ºC. It only had the best battery usage with only 7%.
Of the three phones, the Pixel 7 Pro had the worst scores in general, as it was the first to fail the test and used the most battery.
What made the Galaxy S23 Ultra the champion in this extreme test was its new heat sink, which is three times the size of last year’s S22 Ultra, and its 12GB of RAM, making it the best phone to deal with this level of stress.
That said, at the end of the day, it’s up to you what you need for your daily tasks as the three phones are really great.
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The Galaxy S23 launch event is almost upon us. But we won’t have to wait until February 1st to learn everything there is to know about Samsung’s new flagship series. We’re already looking at a massive number of leaks and rumors from trusted sources that provide plenty of information about the three handsets. Most recently, we saw the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus specs leak in great detail.
It turns out the specs descriptions weren’t exhaustive. The Galaxy S23 phones will feature three big specs upgrades that should make Samsung’s flagship phones stand out from the crowd of 2023 Android flagships. But unless you’re a diehard enthusiast, you might overlook them with relative ease. That’s because we’re looking at the processor, RAM, and storage performance improvements that most buyers won’t care about.
The Galaxy S23 series will feature only one System-on-Chip (SoC) this year, a significant change from previous models. But it’s not surprising, considering the Galaxy S22 performance issues that stained Samsung’s reputation last year.
Benchmark leaks revealed in previous weeks that the phones would get an exclusive version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. But we had no official confirmation from Samsung. The Korean tech giant is yet to reveal the Galaxy S23’s SoC. However, 9to5Google discovered more evidence that indicates it’s a custom chip.
Leaked Galaxy S23 Plus marketing image. Image source: WinFuture Apparently, the Galaxy S23 phones will run on “Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy” SoCs. That’s the official name, one no buyer will ever care or use. Even if you’re a Galaxy S enthusiast. But if you care about chip specs, you will know the custom Snapdragon SoC will have a clock speed of 3.36GHz. That’s slightly faster than the regular Gen 2’s 3.2GHz top speed.
The custom chip isn’t the only exciting Galaxy S23 spec upgrade that will improve the phone’s performance. Leaker Ice Universe revealed more details about storage and memory specs.
We already know the phones will come with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM on board and 128GB to 512GB of storage. But it’s not just the amount of RAM and flash memory that matters.
According to the leaker, the new phones get LPDDR5X RAM. That’s memory that runs at 8,533 Mbps or 33% faster than the LPDDR5 in other phones.
The storage speed is also notable, as the Galaxy S23 phones will move to USB 4.0 flash memory capable of 4,200 MB/s sequential read and 2,800 MB/s sequential write speeds. That’s double the read and almost 2.5 times the write speed of UFS 3.1 storage.
These three components, the chip, RAM, and memory, could turn the Galaxy S23 into one of the fastest Android phones of the year. All the phones need is efficient software to take advantage of all that power under the hood.
Even if you don’t care about any of the figures above, there’s one clear conclusion here. The Galaxy S23 could be a great flagship that could last several years without showing its age. But then again, we had great expectations about the Galaxy S22 handsets before they launched.
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Samsung Advances New Era of Screens With Its New 2023 Neo QLED, MICRO LED and Samsung OLED Lineup, Boasting Powerful Performance, Secure Connectivity and Personalized ExperiencesBy Samsung Newsroom
Samsung Electronics today unveiled its new Neo QLED, MICRO LED and Samsung OLED lineups alongside lifestyle products and accessories ahead of CES® 2023. This year’s lineup features advanced, innovative products with a focus on enhanced connectivity and personalized consumer experiences.
Samsung’s wide portfolio of offerings helps users build their own tailored experiences with the devices they use every day, with more intuitive technology than ever before. This year, Samsung takes one step further in its ever-evolving journey to simplify consumers’ everyday lives with seamless multi-device integration across its entire ecosystem through its smart home platform SmartThings.
“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 everyday.”
Premium and Connected Experiences With Neo QLED
Samsung’s latest suite of Neo QLED 8K and 4K televisions provide consumers with premium options that suit every need. 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.
Samsung’s 2023 Neo QLEDs also go beyond just a clear picture, with a high-resolution panel and Samsung’s proprietary algorithm that power Samsung’s new Auto HDR Remastering. It uses AI deep learning technology to analyze and apply real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR) effects on Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) content on a scene-by-scene basis, making SDR content brighter and livelier for absolute immersion.
In addition, 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. And 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 devices1 for seamless connections.
Chat Together: Users can easily enter a live chat group to share thoughts and react in real-time with others who are also watching the same content. ConnecTime: Make it easier to take video calls from connected devices, providing a larger platform for video calls on the TV and a seamless transition to a smaller device if a user wants to walk away and transfer the call to another screen. 3D Map View: Designed to let users conveniently control and monitor connected devices, Samsung’s 3D Map View provides users a bird’s eye view of their home and all of their SmartThings devices at-a-glance.
Broadening Viewing Options With MICRO LED and Samsung OLED
The 2023 MICRO LED lineup offers new models ranging from 50 to 140-inches2 to provide consumers with a breadth of options for unparalleled picture quality and screen experience. Thanks to its modular nature, MICRO LED is not bound by shape, ratio and size, making it completely customizable to fit a consumer’s desired set up. In addition, it comes without bezels, so regardless of configuration, the boundary between screen and real life is seamless.
And to provide consumers with even more viewing options, Samsung’s 2023 OLED lineup is now available in 55, 65 and the new ultra-large 77-inch models. Samsung’s latest OLED lineup comes with Quantum Dot technology that has been developed for Samsung’s Neo QLEDs as well as Neural Quantum Processors to retain OLED technology’s core strengths while simultaneously improving limitations in its brightness and color representation.
The expanded lineup comes with a 144Hz refresh rate and all of Samsung’s smart features, including Samsung Gaming Hub. And for the first time on an OLED TV, Samsung OLEDs come with AMD’s FreeSync Premium Pro certification for the ultimate OLED gaming experience.
Finally, to expand viewing options, Samsung offers Samsung TV Plus on all of its Smart TV lineup. The free ad-supported TV (FAST) and video-on-demand service deliver over 1,800 channels globally, including over 50 owned & operated channels, reaching 24 countries and 465 million devices globally across the company’s TV and mobile devices. It is 100% free and doesn’t require any downloads, subscriptions or additional devices.
Explore a New World of Gaming With Samsung Gaming Hub
The Samsung Gaming Hub, the new home for gaming on Samsung Smart TVs, offers users unlimited access to thousands of their favorite games from partners such as Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Amazon Luna and Utomik with no downloads, storage limits or consoles required. Moreover, it is the most intuitive gaming experience where players can simply switch on their TVs and play.
Samsung Gaming Hub, which was launched last year, delivers incredible picture quality and an entirely new way to approach gaming — with multitasking, expanded partnerships and 4K streaming. Players can even watch multiple types of content at the same time.
In 2023, upgrades for GameBar 3.0 with MiniMap Sharing3 and Virtual Aim Point elevate the experience for every type of gamer. MiniMap Sharing enables players to see the minimap of their game at-a-glance on any display, while Virtual Aim Point, designed for first-person shooters (FPS), allows players to view more noticeable crosshairs in any game so they can make the perfect shot.
The Samsung Gaming Hub is also available on Samsung smart monitors and gaming screens — including the Odyssey series. With Odyssey Ark, gamers can rotate their screens vertically or horizontally based on their desired orientation and enjoy immersive games with a 55-inch 1000R curved screen and powerful sound.
Elevate Your Lifestyle With Expanded Lifestyle Lineup and New Features
Consumer’s lifestyle needs are constantly shifting. To navigate this landscape, Samsung has unveiled new lifestyle products and features to elevate the user experience to another level, allowing consumers to customize the way they view and experience screens.
The Premiere 8K: In 2023, Samsung is introducing a new iteration of its laser projector, The Premiere 8K. The ultra-short throw projector lineup now comes with an 8K model, giving users the same ultra-large screen in even higher resolution. It supports a maximum screen size of 150-inches for a massive screen with exquisite resolution to match. The Freestyle with Smart EDGE Blending: The Freestyle is the ultimate flexible device, allowing consumers to watch whatever they want wherever they want. In 2023, users can take advantage of the new Smart EDGE Blending feature, which allows users to use two of the devices and watch content in a 21:9 configuration with no manual lining up or adjusting. The 2023 Freestyle will also support Samsung Gaming Hub for more entertainment on the go. New UI and Accessories: In 2023, Samsung is introducing a new and improved Samsung Art Store with features such as previews at-a-glance and extended content offerings, which mimic the experience of visiting a gallery or museum. Also new is a metal bezel option for a modern and luxurious look on The Frame. Samsung’s latest TV lineup can be mounted with the optional Auto Rotating Wall Mount & Stand, which brings the automatic rotation and vertical media viewing experience of The Sero to other TVs, including The Frame and Neo QLEDs.
Everyday Sustainability With Samsung Screens
In line with the latest environmental strategy announced in 2022, Samsung is consistently working with partners and customers to be eco-conscious, providing a broader impact throughout the product’s lifecycle. As a result, each step is made more eco-conscious, from making the manufacturing process more efficient to reducing packaging and changing how consumers use their products.
Recycled Materials: For the 2023 lineup, Samsung will replace 20% of the bracket parts used for the SolarCell Remote with recycled ocean-bound plastic. In addition, the main parts of the power board use recycled aluminum cans and copper, replacing approximately 12% of the original materials used. Reducing Manufacturing Impact: Samsung designed a light-weight injection mold that requires fewer materials, with a structure that can be repurposed, bringing down the overall energy consumption and raw materials needed for production. AI Energy Saving Mode: Through SmartThings, Samsung’s 2023 TVs support AI Energy Saving Mode, helping users save more energy in new ways. SmartThings Energy Service on TVs helps reduce carbon footprint of connected devices with simple changes, such as automatic switches to energy saving mode on specific devices when not in use. And with 3D Map View, it will be easier to get a holistic overview of connected devices and put energy saving ideas into practice. Eco-Packaging: In 2023, Samsung Eco-Packaging will come with minimal print, so less ink is consumed in its production, and Samsung will use paper tape to reduce the use of plastic in its packaging. Additionally, package sizes will be reduced to lower overall carbon emissions.
Multidimensional Soundscape and Audio Quality With AI
A premium screen experience would only be complete with ultra-immersive audio. While Samsung TVs come with impressive built-in speakers, they also have powerful audio features and devices to enhance the viewing experience for something truly cinematic.
AI Sound Remastering: In 2023, Samsung’s flagship TV and soundbar offer Sound Remastering, which utilizes AI to remaster each sound object to ensure voices are clear, environmental sounds are totally enveloping and that each component is just the right volume. New Soundbars: In addition to the flagship soundbar, HW-Q990C, with 11.1.4 channel sound supporting Dolby Atmos, the ultra-slim HW-S800B offers powerful immersive sound in Dolby Atmos from a 3.1.2 channel device that is just 40mm tall and 38mm deep. It is easily placed with any TV and still offers clear sound with punchy bass. Q-Symphony: A new iteration of harmony between the TV and soundbar, 2023 new Q-Symphony will provide vastly evolved sound for which the soundbar taps into the TV’s Neural Processing Unit to analyze audio signals and process each sound for more detail than ever before.
In 2023 by pairing Samsung TVs with Samsung Soundbars, these devices will offer the most powerful, customizable and personalized ecosystem available to date.
To learn more about Samsung’s 2023 products which Samsung is announcing at CES 2023, please visit www.samsung.com/firstlook,4 where you can register to get the latest updates and special offers throughout 2023.
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation. Availability of the above-mentioned products, services and features may vary by region.
1 SmartThings will support Matter and HCA in 2023. This will enable SmartThings users to add a thousand of compatible devices seamlessly into their SmartThings Home Environment.
2 Samsung’s MICRO LED lineup will be offered in 50, 63, 76, 89, 101, 114 and 140-inches in 2023.
3 MiniMap Sharing will be available via software update in the first half of 2023.
4 Participating Countries only: U.S., U.K., Germany, Turkey, Australia, Korea and India.
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Samsung will reportedly unveil the Galaxy S23 series on February 1st. As such, we should expect plenty of leaks as the launch event approaches. Samsung always struggles to keep its new smartphones secret, but the Galaxy S23 rumors are all the more interesting, as Samsung is looking to put the Galaxy S22 performance issues behind it. And a new Galaxy S23 leak tells us we should expect significant speed gains over its predecessor.
All three S23 models will feature the same high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 System-on-Chip (SoC). There’s no Exynos 2300 to throttle this time. That should guarantee uniform performance across the board and across international markets.
In previous years, the US models would get Snapdragon SoCs. International Galaxy S variants would run on Samsung’s Exynos chips. The Exynos 2200 turned out to be a big disappointment this year, leading to a big scandal. Users found that Samsung throttled the Galaxy S22 performance and the phone was cheating in benchmarks.
Recent Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 benchmark indicated Qualcomm’s new chip will put up an even better fight against Apple’s A16 Bionic SoC that powers the iPhone 14 Pros.
Moreover, the Galaxy S23 will get an exclusive Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 version. The chip is clocked slightly higher than the chips powering non-Samsung devices.
But even so, the early benchmarks teased performance differences between the base model and the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
As we explained before, the early benchmarks might show lower scores than the Galaxy S23 units that will hit stores running finalized software. A leaker provided actual figures that tease the massive performance gains of the Galaxy S23.
According to the tweet above, all three models will have a CPU that’s 36% faster than last year’s model. The GPU and NPU performance should see even more formidable gains, at 48% and 60%, respectively. It’s unclear where these percentage gains come from, however.
The leaker indicates the Galaxy S23 will have a better cooling system than the S22, which should improve heat dissipation and reduce battery consumption. Reports this year speculated Samsung resorted to throttling the Exynos 2200 Galaxy S22 as the phone lacked a proper cooling system. Cooling remains a worry for the Galaxy S23 as well.
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