IFA show in Berlin witnessed some of the major announcements from tech companies, including Samsung, which used this prestigious event to unveil its newest offering: an advanced SmartThings Hub. Apart from this, Samsung also revealed a host of accompanying sensors.
It’s the first product launch by SmartThings since Samsung acquired it in August 2014. The new SmartThings platform is more powerful than ever before and equipped with some new developer tools to help Samsung fulfilling its commitment to a fully automated and open home standard. Samsung claims that the newly launched SmartThings hub can be integrated with over 200 devices.
It’s not the first time when a major company has launched a smart home solution lately. Google had come up with OnHub router a few days ago that could be an ideal IoT solution to resolve data related issues. Apple is on the verge of announcing an upgraded version of Apple TV – a device that’s expected to turn Apple’s fortunes in the future.
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Samsung’s SmartThings platform doesn’t come with any new feature; however, the company has improved its overall performance to a substantial level. For example, the upgraded version of SmartThings hub includes video streaming as well as a strong battery that lasts for up to 10 hours. Along with this, Samsung also launched a new sleep tracking tool called SleepSense.
With these announcements, Samsung has put forth its intentions to involve in smart device market actively, which is a good sign for smart home device market.