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Launch Of Family Hub - A Refrigerator That Talks

The Family Hub works with the SmartThings ecosystem. Connected users can control and monitor their connected appliances – Flex Wash Washing Machine and Smartphone – from the Family Hub screen

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Imagine waking up in the morning and the first voice conversation you have is with your refrigerator. The refrigerator not only tells you of day’s to-do, the grocery requirement but you can also communicate common tasks, todos, post-it notes, with other members connected to the family hub. Hey! That isn’t a scene from a sci-fi movie but a real-life demo of an IoT enabled refrigerator called Family Hub that uses AI, launched by Samsung this week. 

Common Home Control

The Family Hub works with the SmartThings ecosystem. Connected users can control and monitor their connected appliances – Flex Wash Washing Machine and Smartphone – from the Family Hub screen. The built-in View Inside camera allows users to digitally label their food with expiration dates, or use a mobile device to peek inside their fridge from anywhere. So now, consumers can see what’s inside their fridge from the grocery store and/or leave a note on the screen to remind the kids to clean their rooms after school. Users can do countless other things without ever leaving the kitchen.

AI - Bixby

AI named Bixby in Family Hub can also recognize individual voices and provide personalized information based on preferences. Ask “Hi Bixby, what’s new today?” and it will provide a readout of the news, weather and calendar updates

Home Organizing Capabilities

With its built-in-screen whiteboard, Memo and Photo Album functions, connected users have the ability to update and share calendars, photos and hand-write and sent notes.

Entertainment

In terms of entertainment, users can access songs through the web browser and live radio app, and mirror their Samsung Smart TV. The new Family Hub also features AKG Premium Quality Sound Speaker. Users can stream content from their smartphone to the Family Hub refrigerator.

Price and Availability

Premium priced at Rs.280000 the Family Hub will be available for pre-booking on Samsung Shop and Amazon.com from July 18, 2018 along with an offer of free Samsung Galaxy S9 on pre-booking.


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Puneet Mehrotra

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