Samsung unveils Evolution Kit at CES 2013 to complete an evolving Smart TV

Jan 08, 2013

With world’s first Evolution Kit, a true Smart TV that provides the latest features and services every year in the fast-changing IT environment

Today Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announces its Evolution Kit ahead of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from January 8th-11th 2013.

The Evolution Kit, was introduced for the first time at CES 2012 and is an innovative concept that enables Samsung’s 7000, 8000 and 9000 2012 Smart TV models to evolve into Samsung’s new 2013 Smart TVs. By simply attaching the Evolution Kit device into the back of a Samsung Smart TV, consumers can enjoy the latest features that the 2013 Smart TVs have to offer.

With hardware enhancements, such as CPU, memory and GPU up to the level of the latest Smart TV, users can enjoy faster speeds for browsing the Internet and multitasking by using apps while watching TV.

In addition, Samsung’s Smart Interaction features such as voice control and motion control become enhanced and once the Evolution Kit is attached to the slot the 2012 Smart Hub is transformed to 2013 version.

The Evolution Kit is the optimal solution for users as it allows them to always experience the latest service of Samsung Smart TV with their existing 2012 7000, 8000 and 9000 Smart TVs even though hardware or software specifications continue to improve in the future. The Evolution Kit includes the new 2013 Smart Hub which shows five different panels where consumers can enjoy a wide range of content including Live TV programs, VODs, apps and Internet.

Robert King, Vice President Consumer Electronics, Samsung UK and Ireland, said: “The Evolution Kit is a truly innovative concept from Samsung that allows consumers to enjoy the latest features and services every year without having to purchase a brand new TV.”

Please visit the Samsung booth to experience this future technology firsthand. Samsung's product line up will be displayed from 8th-11th January 2013 at booth no.12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centre.

Full details, video content and product images are available at the Samsung microsite at: www.samsungces.com or mobile site at: m.samsungces.com as well.

The Samsung press conference and Samsung Tomorrow TV CES 2013 Specials will be streamed live on the Samsung Tomorrow blog at: global.samsungtomorrow.com and Samsung's microsite site also. After the live presentations, videos will be available at http://youtube.com/SamsungTomorrow

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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics and the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227000 people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.