What would the Home of the Future be without new tablets and cameras? At CES 2014, Samsung introduces us to their new tablet and camera lineup. The Smart Home momentum continues, as we are introduced to hardware and software upgrades to the Samsung Galaxy Note and Tab series, with Samsung giving them the PRO series designation. The PRO series lineup is geared towards work and play, as Vice President of Samsung Telecommunications America, Nanda Ramachandran, explains. Equipping the tablets with an advanced display, enhanced hardware, and powerful features.
Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO
The 12.2 inch NotePRO and TabPRO have been upgraded to the WQXGA widescreen display. This will allow for a crystal clear viewing experience with more than 4 million pixels (a resolution of 2560×1600). The large work space will allow users to multi-task, as they can use each quarter of the screen for different purposes, with Multi Window.
The NotePRO and TabPRO will be each be equipped with a 2.3 GHz quad core processor, as well as 3GB of RAM, WiFi ac MIMO for faster connectivities, 8MP rear and 2MP front cameras, and the gorgeous leather backing similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Samsung has also upgraded their Android overly, which dramatically changes the way you will use the home screen on your tablet. The home screen features Magazine UX, which allows the user to place all of there content on the home page for easy access to emails, productivity apps, and social media. The PRO series will also be running the latest Android version 4.4, also known as KitKat.
The Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 and 8.4 inch versions were also upgraded to the PRO denomination. This fully winds-up their PRO series of tablets that are geared towards increasing productivity and maximizing the possible uses of the tablets.
Shifting gears, Samsung unveiled their Smart Camera NX30, which will feature interchangeable lens, 20.3 MP CMOS Sensoor, 1/8000 sec shutter speed, and 9 FPS continuous shooting capability. The nX30 will also feature NFC and WiFi, which will allow for the user to utilize the “Tag & Go” function, where a simple tap will share the media with another paired NFC device.
Samsung also released the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2. As we know from its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy camera feature the Android operating system. The Android OS is an interesting twist to the traditional camera personality, offering easy options to share your favourite memories via WiFi or cellular connectivity, as well as the ability to edit your photos on the camera with editing applications.
The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 will feature a 1.6GHz quad core processor, 16.3 MP CMOS sensor, and a 21x optical zoom lens.
Samsung unveiled a full range of new products, from dishwashers to cameras, that are geared towards making your life easier and chores less tedious. It will be interesting to see how far Samsung will take the Smart Home concept, and what new technologies this concept may bring to us.