Samsung announced the Samsung Home Hub. This is an 8.4 inch tablet designed specifically for controlling devices in smart homes. Initially, the tablet only supports Samsung’s SmartThings platform.
De Samsung Home Hub Can be used separately but can also be placed in a dock. In addition to touch-sensitive control, voice control is possible with Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant. The tablet has two microphones so that voice commands are recorded correctly, even at a distance from the user. In addition, the Home Hub has two speakers for notifications, among other things.
Judging by the pictures, the Home Hub is Android based. Samsung explains, among other things, how the tablet provides an overview of the home’s energy consumption, air quality and washing program on the home screen.
Initially, this only pertains to products and services from Samsung’s SmartThings system, such as SmartThings Cooking, Garment Care, Pets, Air, Energy, and Home Care Wizard. The manufacturer also promises to integrate devices from other manufacturers in the short term, with Samsung specifically mentioning those for lighting and door locks. The Home Hub will be launched first in South Korea, and then in other countries, at a price not disclosed yet.
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