KUALA LUMPUR: The latest consumer electronics and mobile products were the order of the day at the Samsung South-East Asia Forum 2016.
Held for the first time in Malaysia at the KL Convention Centre, the event is focused on smart living and the South Korean tech giant’s push into the Internet of Things (IoT).
Among the highlights are the new bezel-less curved SUHD TVs with 10-bit Quantum dot displays. Samsung claims the TVs are the only cadmium free (cadmium is regulated due to environmental concerns) TVs.
Samsung also previewed the AddWash Washing Machine that allows you to pop clothes into the washing machine when it’s running, the connected Family Hub refrigerator and the Windows 10 powered large-sized tablet Galaxy TabPro S.
Besides the devices, Samsung also indicated that its mobile wallet, Samsung Pay, will be coming to the region in 2016 starting with Singapore and Australia.
Samsung also added colour to its wearables with two new colour variants for its latest smartwatch Gear S2 Classic – Rose Gold and Platinum.
“At Samsung, we have always placed our customers’ needs at the heart of everything we do, and we have a stellar track record of launching thoughtful innovations that enhance our customers’ quality of life,” said Samsung Electronics South-East Asia and Oceania president and CEO Yong Sung Jeon.
“This year is no exception. I am thrilled to be able to introduce groundbreaking products and services that will revolutionise smarter living and bring IoT technology into consumers’ everyday lives,” he added.
The three-day event includes delegates from Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.