Samsung’s new SmartThings home automation Hub ships next month – Engadget

Samsung quickly announced a second generation of SmartThings home automation hardware after acquiring the tech for $200 million last year… and then just as quickly delayed their release in March. Fortunately, there’s good news: the new Hub and sensors are just about ready to go and the company says they will go on sale in September. While older hardware will still work, the new generation is supposed to be powerful enough to handle processing locally, instead of in the cloud, improving reliability even when your internet connection is out. More info is promised in the coming weeks, but interested customers can preorder the $99 Hub from SmartThings or on Amazon to be first in line.

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