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Samsung Southeast Asia Forum 2015: Innovations for the Home and a Sexy, Kick-Ass TV

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Brand-spanking new products from Samsung

We were at the Impact Forum in Bangkok, Thailand a few days ago where the awesome people over at Samsung invited us over to the 2015 Samsung Southeast Asia Forum. They announced exciting things at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas back in January and with this forum, they’re bringing things closer to our native shores.

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More Innovations for the Home 

Right off the bat, we were greeted by the Samsung’s President and CEO of Electronics for Southeast Asia and Oceanic Region where he discussed their push for inter-connectivity of our devices and tech within our home through the “Internet of Things”.

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A slew of Samsung Execs then introduced some of their latest products for the home appliances, such as: the WA6700 Activ Dualwash Washing Machine that offers a space-saving and all-in-one solution for pre-treating delicates as you do you laundry, and The POWERbot VR9000 – a robot vacuum cleaner with eyes set on going all Terminator on the Roomba. For you photography enthusiasts out there, we even got a look at the newest addition to the award-winning NX line, the NX500, which has a best-in-class DRIMeV Image Processor paired with the NX AF Syster III; the NX500 has 28 MP BSI APS-C Sensors.

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A New, Spectacular Viewing Experience

Despite all the exciting announcements for products coming to Southeast Asia and the Oceanic region, the main highlight for us was the introduction of The New SUHD TV. Samsung has reserved the “S” identification for its most premium, flagship products and it is well deserved on this new line of TVs.

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Samsung has always been on the forefront of giving their customers the very best viewing experience, regardless of device, but they really hit it out of the ballpark with this one; the pictures we took can do no justice to how amazing the display on this TV is and their claims to have made groundbreaking advances on contrast, brightness, color production and detail are definitely warranted. The brilliant display utilizes nano-crystal technology to be able to pump out the highest color purity and light efficiency; it is these nano-crystals that give the SUHD TV 64 times more color expression that gives it that pop and brilliance compared to other TV out in the market. There’s a lot of fluff to be said about the new SUHD TV but our words and even the pictures we’ve included in this post just won’t do. You guys have to check these TVs out once they hit our shores at around April this year.

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Powered by Tizen 

One of the biggest things to be announced during the forum’s presentation of the SUHD TV was that, this year, all of Samsung’s Smart TVs will be powered by open-source platform, Tizen, which offers a more intuitive UI and host of other features that include: A new user interface for Samsung’s Smart Hub, Quick Connect that allows Samsung Smartphones to share content from their phones straight to their TV, and generally allows Samsung Smart TVs to be a part of a larger content ecosystem altogether; plus Tizen neatly ties in with their goal to achieve interconnectivity within devices.

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Hold on to your Wallets 

As mentioned above, these new SUHD TVs are months away from dazzling would-be-buyers who might be shopping to spruce up their home entertainment systems with its absolutely fantastic display, but brace yourselves for the price tag on these bad boys. The new Samsung SUHD TV will be available from 55”, whose price is at Php 300,000, all the way to per order basis, whopping 110” that would cost several brand new cars to put it lightly.

Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

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