By STF News
On January 6th, Samsung Electronics virtually unveiled its 2021 TV product portfolio at the company’s annual First Look 2021 event.
The latest additions to the Samsung Visual Display lineup range from products that provide new premium entertainment experiences to purpose-driven inclusivity features – and more. In case you missed the event, check out these five highlights from the First Look 2021 presentation.
1. A Sustainable and Accessible Future for All
Samsung will seek to decrease its overall carbon footprint across the TV manufacturing, packaging design and product power efficiency areas.
In 2021, Samsung TVs will come with a solar-powered remote control that can be recharged by indoor light, outdoor light or USB—a first-of-its-kind innovation for the brand. This will help prevent waste from a projected 99 million AA batteries over seven years.
The 2021 TV lines will also include the latest advances in technology and AI to give those with the hard of hearing, the deaf, people with low vision, and the blind the power to comfortably enjoy their TV experiences through new features that include Caption Moving, Sign Language Zoom, Multi-Output Audio and Voice Guide.
2. Hailing a New Era of Breathtaking Picture Quality and Design
In 2018, Samsung’s first MICRO LED display was introduced in the form of “The Wall”— a system of configurable modules that could be installed professionally. In December 2020, Samsung then announced the launch and pre-sale of the groundbreaking 110” Samsung MICRO LED in Korea.
Unlike any other displays currently available on the market, Samsung MICRO LED produces astonishing color vibrancy and brightness with self-emissive LED display technology along with an all-new Micro AI processor that delivers stunning 4K HDR content.
3. Neo QLED Takes a Quantum Leap in LED Technology
By incorporating Quantum Mini LEDs based on Quantum Matrix Technology into their visual display products, Samsung is taking QLED to the next level by enabling displays to have precise control of the individual LED pixels, which can prevent blooming and maximize display longevity. Samsung’s 2021 8K Neo QLED features a new Infinity One Design—a nearly bezel-less form factor that provides an even more immersive viewing experience – as well as an all-new cable management system with the Slim One Connect box that can be attached to the TV’s back.
The 2021 8K Neo QLED also features several premium, room-filling audio functionalities that correspond to the movement of objects onscreen and uses AI to analyze a TV’s physical environment to deliver an immersive sound tailored specifically to a user’s space.
4. Enhancing the Award-Winning Lifestyle TV Portfolio
In addition to bolstering their QLED lineup, Samsung is also enhancing its 2021 Lifestyle TV line with new design and form factors to reflect the changing interests and tastes of consumers. Since launching in 2017, The Frame has redefined the concept of the television, transforming displays into stunning works of art – with over one million units sold. In 2021, The Frame will become 46% thinner and offer five color options and two different customizable styles—Modern and Beveled—to match the aesthetic of each and every room The Frame is placed in.
5. New Smart TV Features for 2021
During the past year, we have all witnessed seen the pivotal role technology has played in helping us carry on with our lives and stay connected to each other. Samsung’s 8K and 4K 2021 Neo QLED models offer smart features that expand the role of the TV and adapt to the changing needs of consumers in the fields of fitness, entertainment and the home office.
Samsung’s 2021 TVs will sport new productivity features, including Google Duo for large-screen video conference calls right from your living room; Super Ultrawide Gameview and Game Bar for gamers enjoying next-generation 4K gaming consoles; and Samsung Health’s Smart Trainer, a feature that tracks and analyzes your workouts via AI and provides feedback on form, rep improvement and estimated calories burnt.
As the company heads into its 15th year as the leading global TV brand, Samsung announced its ‘Screens Everywhere, Screens for All’ vision, underscoring their commitment to closely aligning business operations with a series of long-term sustainability and accessibility endeavors. Stay tuned to learn more about the innovations for the future of the display Samsung has in store in 2021.
* Revision has been made from ‘AAA batteries’ to ‘AA batteries’ with regards to the Solar Cell Remote Control on March 4, 2021.
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Travel Virtually through Samsung’s The Frame TV, Featuring a New 20-Piece Collection from Magnum PhotosBy STF News
Samsung Electronics in collaboration with photography agency Magnum Photos, announced the release of 20 new photographs on The Frame, available exclusively through Samsung Art Store.
The campaign, which will run globally from November 14 to December 14, 2020, will allow users to embark on a virtual journey on The Frame with enchanting photographs of global travel destinations provided by Magnum. Users can enjoy these photographs on The Frame at no charge for one month. After December 14, the photographs will be available both under a single purchase and monthly subscription.
The photographs in the new Magnum collection were taken by world renowned artists and photographers that include Elliott Erwitt, Burt Glinn, Stuart Franklin, Thomas Hoepker and Bruno Barbey and feature specially curated pieces that capture iconic destinations and memorable eras from across the world.
“We know that people today across the world are traveling less and spending more time at home,” said Jongsuk Chu, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “By offering these breathtaking photographs from iconic locations across the world and pairing them with The Frame’s vivid QLED picture quality, we hope to give consumers a premium virtual travel experience in the comfort of their home.”
With new pictures from Magnum Photos joining the collection, The Frame now boasts a catalogue with over 1,400 works of art that consumers can enjoy in 4K picture quality from museums and galleries around the world, including the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Albertina Museum in Vienna, the Tate Modern in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Hermitage State Museum in Saint Petersburg and LUMAS. These partnerships allowed users to experience The Frame not just as a television, but also as a discovery hub to explore the world’s most beautiful art pieces.
With a new purchase of The Frame, users can now enjoy a three-month free trial of the Art Store via the ‘Promotion’ app. The new collection will be supported on 2018 models and onward. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
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Start Date Mar 31, 2020
We are excited to announce our Progressive Web Apps (PWA) evening talks, a virtual event by GDG Oslo, GDG Bergen, GDG Sorlandet, and GDG Stavanger collaboration. Tonight's meetup includes Laura from the Samsung Internet team.
Watch the meetup here.
Taking your web app offline (in a good sense)
Speaker: Maxim Salnikov - Microsoft
Web as an application platform is amazing: evergreen browsers or some form of web views exist almost on every device with UI, we have native APIs to access the hardware, we use versatile language with the excellent tooling, we are the huge (the largest ever) developer community after all! But the web historically tightly coupled with the connection state... In my session, we confirm: the modern web APIs and some best practices allow us to build offline-first web apps: always available, caring about data consumption, preserving and sync, providing UX which is comparable (if not better) to the native apps, regardless of the connection. Plus, the current state of the tooling makes it possible to add these features in a fast and reliable way. Let's explore the offline web in a very practical manner - by building the offline-first app! This session will be useful for web front-end developers who have heard about progressive web apps (who haven't :), maybe even tired of PWA-hype, and thus want to understand some of UX benefits on practice. As this is not another "What is PWA" session, I focus exclusively on the modern APIs making offline-first approach possible, in a form of task+solution sections - to maximize the usefulness.
Backend developers and mobile developers will get a nice overview of what web can do today (they will be impressed).
Make your app installable
Speaker: Laura Morinigo - Samsung Internet
A progressive web app is a way to bring a native-app experience into the browser. One of the main features is the ability to make your app installable on different platforms like desktop and smartphones. During this talk, we are going to review what we need to make our app installable, the best practices and standards that we have to follow in order to bring a good user experience, trends, and a reference to the manifest file. View the full blog at its source
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Hackers’ Playground, the first hacking experience event at the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC), was held during SDC19 in San Jose. The security team at Samsung Research hosted this event to help developers learn about the importance of security and how to protect their own code. The event was open to any software developer or security researcher. Many developers, from newbies to masters, attended the event to learn or show off their hacking skills.
Hackers’ Playground featured two programs, Hacking 101 and Open CTF.
Hacking 101 was a hacking tutorial zone where developers could learn hacking skills such as Attack, Defense, and Reversing. The security team prepared fascinating examples with their own step-by-step guide, and the skilled engineers from the team assisted the attendees. In addition, attendees had a chance to get cool souvenirs after the tutorial.
Among hackers, Capture The Flag (CTF) is a well-known hacking competition. The Security team prepared Jeopardy-game-show-style challenges in five categories: Attack, Defense, Reversing, Crypto, and Coding. At the end of each session, there was an awards ceremony and a drawing. The winners of each category received brand new Samsung products such as a Portable SSD or JBL Bluetooth Speakers. The winners received the latest Galaxy Watch Active II as well as serious bragging rights.
Many attendees stayed in the event zone for hours and were eager to find and fix security vulnerabilities. They left review comments such as “It was nice to be able to think of code from an attackers’ point of view, not a developers’” and “I want to participate in this event again in next SDC.”
Samsung takes Security very seriously and is involved in a variety of security-related activities. Among the various activities, the 3rd Samsung Security Tech Forum (SSTF) ended with unprecedented success in Seoul, South Korea.
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The Tizen Partners Summit will be held from 23rd to 24th February 2017 in Warsaw, Poland and is dedicated to representatives of companies creating software and applications for different platforms. It will be the perfect showcase event for all interested in the Tizen platform, products & services used and developed by Samsung Electronics and R&D in Poland.
Summit will be divided into two parts:
presentations about Tizen platform, products, services & some Know How for Developers Agencies and representatives of companies creating software and applications. The day will end with the panel discussion about Tizen’s Future and with Co-networking as a best time to share experience and thoughts between participants.
Workshops for Technical Leads and Developers with Samsung engineers and trainers devided into 3 technical paths:
General path (Development and Certification) Smart TV path for beginners and advanced B2B path There will be also a Demo Room prepared for those who want to learn how Samsung devices work. Participants will be able to try out the Tizen Unity demo for smartphones, VRs and Samsung Smart TV.
During these two days Samsung Electronics and R&D in Poland are going to present Tizen platform and its future wishing that it will:
increase awareness about Tizen OS, educate about OS and compatible device: Smart TV Gear S Family Family HUB Samsung SMART Signage Platform (SSSP 4.0) build business relationships with local developers and eventually increase number of application and projects developed by Polish coders and companies. For more information please e-mail at. [email protected]
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