Samsung Announces Three New Wireless Audio 360 Speakers

Aug 26. 2015

New R5, R3 and R1 models follow the well-received R7 and R6 speakers adding a new tap-and-swipe interface and improved Multiroom app

Samsung Electronics today announced three additions to its Wireless Audio 360 speaker range – the R5, R3 and R1 models, which will be displayed at IFA 2015. The omni-directional speakers feature a new built-in tap-and-swipe user interface and an improved Multiroom app for customers’ smartphones, tablets and smartwatches.

The R5, R3 and R1 models follow the widely praised R7 and R6 speakers in Samsung’s Wireless Audio 360 line-up, and offer the same high-quality, balanced sound, and premium table-top design that enables them to fit seamlessly into any home.

Robert King, Vice President, Consumer Electronics, Samsung UK & Ireland said: “We are incredibly excited to be introducing our latest lineup of products to the UK market and giving music lovers access to high quality sound wherever they are. Boasting a premium design and a more intuitive user interface, the R5, R3 and R1 reinforce Samsung’s position as an innovator in home audio entertainment.”

Sound that fills the room

Both consumers and media throughout the world praised the R7 and R6 models, emphasising the devices’ crisp and clear sound, noting how the detailed mid-range can fill any room, thanks to the proprietary ring-radiator technology that is also featured in the R5, R3 and R1 models.

A more intuitive interface

The R5, R3 and R1 models exclusively feature a range of new physical control options for a hassle-free and intuitive user experience. You can now change the volume, play, pause, or select a different music source all with a gentle touch, tap or swipe on top of the speaker.

Sound that follows you seamlessly

The R5, R3 and R1 models connect with the updated Multiroom App for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, making it possible to seamlessly share music across Wi-Fi connected devices throughout the home. The app also allows you to easily find and select music, and create playlists all from a single screen.

Samsung’s updated Multiroom app also now works with the Samsung Gear S and will be operated with Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch thanks to a simple user interface that does not rely on a smartphone to operate.

Smartwatch functionality includes immediate control of music playback and volume control, as well as playlist and queue searching. You can also view the “now playing” screen and access a list of available speakers, all with a simple swipe of your smartwatch.

High resolution streaming on all devices with Qobuz

Samsung has partnered with Qobuz, an online music service, to make its high resolution streaming services available on Samsung’s audio devices. This gives users access to their favourite audio content at the quality the artists intended. The partnership further demonstrates Samsung’s commitment to providing people with the best possible listening experience.

The new models will be available in the U.S. and European markets in the last quarter of 2015. Samsung UK will announce UK availability and pricing in due course.

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