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(CES 2020) Samsung to highlight 'connected living' with AI, 5G-powered products

All News 11:00 January 06, 2020

By Joo Kyung-don

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co., said Sunday it will unveil upgraded 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT)-powered products at the upcoming tech expo here to highlight its vision of an "intelligently connected" world.

The South Korean tech titan boasts the largest booth among exhibitors to showcase its latest technology achievements at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas, that kicks off on Tuesday.

This file photo taken on Jan. 8, 2019, shows a robot developed by Samsung Electronics Co. at Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Yonhap)

Before the official opening of CES 2020, Samsung will first introduce a new robot powered by a fresh human-centered AI solution at the company's pre-show session hosted by its Consumer Electronics division CEO Kim Hyun-suk on Monday.

The new robot will be an expansion of the company's existing robotics platform Samsung Bot, according to Samsung. The platform debuted at last year's CES featuring smart machines in the area of cooking, healthcare and cleaning services.

Samsung also plans to unveil its new AI software, NEON, developed by the company's experimental research group Samsung Technology and Advanced Research Labs (STAR Labs). The latest human-like algorithm could be the product which Kim referred as an "intelligent companion" in his recent editorial posted on the company's website.

In addition to robots, Samsung's latest AI technologies can be also embedded in its QLED 8K TVs for better resolution and optimal sounds.

As the world's leading TV manufacturer, Samsung will also exhibit TVs with fresh designs at CES 2020. The Sero, a TV set that can rotate vertically, and a bezel-less QLED TV will be showcased as well, along with slim Micro LED TV sets for home use, according to the company.

This photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co. on Jan, 5, 2020, shows the company's new QLED 8K TV to be displayed at Consumer Electronics Show 2020 in Las Vegas. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

To promote 5G technologies, Samsung will showcase the full lineup of its Galaxy 5G smartphones and a 5G-based digital cockpit for future vehicles at CES 2020.

Budget versions of Samsung's 2019 flagship smartphones will be also on display at CES 2020.

Samsung's Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note10 Lite are to deliver some of the premium features of the flagship Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note10, but at more affordable prices. The company is expected to release exact prices of the two handsets at CES 2020.

Samsung will also introduce new home appliances aimed at millennials, which refers to consumers born between the early 1980s and 1990s.

Samsung said mini fridges for wine, beer and cosmetics, and a shoe refresher, will debut at CES 2020.

Samsung plans to put memory chips on display that are specialized for AI, 5G and big data solutions. Samsung is the world's largest producer of memory chips, such as DRAM and NAND flash.

This photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co. shows the company's CUBE mini fridges that will be introduced at Consumer Electronics Show 2020 in Las Vegas. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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