At this year’s CES 2019, Samsung also premiered a few new technologies and products that will be dropping locally very soon, ranging from TVs and monitors to operating systems.
Samsung Space Monitor
While admittedly having a product and name it “Space Monitor” is almost a guaranteed way of making people intrigued at the said product, the new Samsung Space Monitor is essentially a monitor that is packaged with a unique arm stand that is fastened onto your table or a wall. The arm allows the monitor to be raised, tilted or extended to fit your sitting position. When not in use, the arm can be pushed back. To give it the no-clutter look, cables can be hidden through the arm. As for the specs, Samsung mentioned that there are currently two models, a 27-inch model with QHD resolution and a 32-inch model with 4K UHD resolution.
Samsung CRG9 49-inch Gaming Monitor
The new CRG9 is Samsung’s latest and world’s first Super Ultra Wide Gaming Monitor with a 32:9 aspect ratio. It also offers 120Hz of refresh rate with 4ms of response time on the massive 49-inch display. It also comes packaged with AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR technology that will ensure a buttery smooth gaming experience when paired with an AMD graphics card. The monitor is equipped with HDR10 and a max brightness of 1,000 nits, and the monitor itself is equal to two 27-inch QHD monitors side to side! The monitor features one HDMI port, two Display Ports and a USB 3.0.
Samsung UR59C 32-inch Monitor
The UR59C is a 32-inch monitor that is perfect for the content creator out there as it sports a UHD curved display with a 2,500:1 contrast ratio with a full 3840×2160 4K UHD resolution and according to Samsung, supports up to one billion colours. The 1500R curve will also provide an immersive viewing experience and reduce eye strain when you are working.
While Bixby is not everyone’s favourite voice assistant, Samsung is still fighting head-on against the critics and they have mentioned in CES that Bixby will be expanded and incorporated into more of their upcoming products such as the 2019 QLED TV line and added into smart appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, speakers and so on.
Samsung Notebook Odyssey
Not to be confused with the new Super Mario Odyssey game for the Nintendo Switch, Samsung’s Notebook Odyssey is a gaming laptop for those that like to game on the go. While we’re not sure if they’ll appear in Malaysia, the gaming laptop features an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU. Just in time to duke it out against the other gaming laptop brands out there. It also sports a 15.6-inch display with 144Hz of refresh rate and a combination of 256GB NVMe SSD and 1TB HDD for all your storage needs.
Samsung One UI
A smartphone’s UI usually makes or breaks a user’s choice when it comes to purchasing said device. Samsung had gone through a few user interfaces throughout the years, with TouchWiz being one of the more controversial ones out there, with users complaining about the amount of bloatware added into it, which then prompted Samsung to remove the bloatware and rename it to Samsung Experience. Now, the new One UI is expected to replace and succeed Samsung Experience.
According to Samsung, the One UI will be the simplest and streamlined UI the company had ever created, and it aims to reduce clutter to allow for a more comfortable viewing and interacting experience. The new interface will improve one-handed navigation of larger devices by splitting the display in half, with one half for viewing and the other for interaction.
The minimalistic design of the UI known as ‘focus blocks’ will then direct the user’s eyes to important information. One UI will also incorporate a customisable Night Mode option that will adjust the screen’s brightness, contrast and more to allow the user to use the phone comfortably during night time.