Samsung SmartThings Builds Smart Home Device Ecosystem

May 24. 2019

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Hong Kong – May 23, 2019 – Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd today announced the launch of the latest smart home innovation – SmartThings Wifi, a Mesh Wi-Fi router combining smart home networking and artificial intelligence (AI). The device elevates Wi-Fi coverage at home, effectively managing network resources and smart home systems by offering a one-stop solution. It allows users to connect a whole range of Samsung mobile products and home appliances through SmartThings as well as SmartThings-compatible third-party products to create a comprehensive home device ecosystem that brings infinite convenience to everyday life. 

“As a global technology leader, Samsung is committed to developing meaningful and innovative products. We understand that consumers are seeking for better lifestyle through technology, so Samsung has been innovating an Internet of Things (IoT) device that can benefit all users. Our SmartThings provides a global IoT platform that’s truly open and scalable, which enables users to seamlessly control Samsung smart home appliances and even other third-party products. At the same time, Samsung is optimizing AI technology for IoT to streamline users’ everyday lives. SmartThings even deliver a consistent experience across the entire Samsung ecosystem, allowing Hong Kong consumers to enjoy a seamless and uncomplicated connected life,” said Ms. Yiyin Zhao, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. 

Powerful Wi-Fi Function and Extended Coverage for the Entire Home

SmartThings Wifi, an AI-based mesh Wi-Fi router, utilizes multiple access points to boost its performance to deliver a robust and reliable home Wi-Fi experience. Catering to living environments of different sizes, each router has a coverage area of up to 1,500 square feet, and users can concurrently extend coverage to up to 32 devices, thereby greatly increasing coverage to overcome blind spots and restrictions such as corners. 

A Truly Global Open Platform to Closely Connect Home Devices

Apart from being a router, SmartThings Wifi also serves as a smart home network that is connectable to all electronic products and appliances bearing the “Work with SmartThings” label within the Samsung SmartThings ecosystem, including smartphones, tablets, televisions, washing machines, air conditioners, refrigerators and more. By using both the SmartThings app and voice-powered virtual assistant Bixby, users can perform one-stop distance monitoring and management for all connected smart devices. Besides, the connection of SmartThings Wifi to the devices from third-party partners achieves a truly automated and managed home ecosystem. 

With the convenient features of the SmartThings app, users can set up their SmartThings profiles easily and customize the automation setting in advance, such as commands for turning on the lights and turning off the air conditioners at specified times. Users can also use Bixby on their Galaxy smartphones to control smart devices though voice demands. 

Samsung strives to continue fostering the seamless integration of IoT and users’ home environment to suit different lifestyles. SmartThings Wifi can also connect to different accessories to optimize the smart home system. Together with various types of SmartThings sensor products, monitoring of home conditions including security, water leakage, smoke detection and more can be deployed. Users can also control lighting devices through the sensor setting. Furthermore, SmartThings Wifi can connect to other accessories including SmartThings Hub, smart power plugs, smart lighting and sensors. 

Advanced AI Technology Exclusive to IoT

In collaboration with Plume, Samsung improves the efficiency of SmartThings Wifi by adding AI functions to learn users’ needs and their Wi-Fi usage, eliminating latency and ensuring high-efficiency network speed for all connected devices through effective allocation of network resources. With their mobile app, users can manage and set up network devices to test network speed, impose usage restriction and more. 

Availability and Suggested Retail Price

Related products will be available on the following dates with the suggested retail prices as follows: 

Model

Color

Available Date

Suggested Retail Price

Samsung SmartThings Wifi

White

May 24, 2019

HKD 1,098

Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor

White

May 24, 2019

HKD 208

Samsung SmartThings Water Leak Sensor

White

May 24, 2019

HKD 198

Samsung SmartThings Multi-Purpose Sensor

White

May 24, 2019

HKD 168

Samsung SmartThings Button

White

May 24, 2019

HKD 138

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SmartThings Wifi Specifications

Chipset

IPQ4019 (716.8MHz)

Wi-Fi Standard

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wave2

Speed

AC1300
(866Mbps @ 5GHz, 400Mbps @ 2.4GHz)

MU-MIMO

2x2MU-MIMO

Memory

512MB + 8GB

Port

RJ45 x 2

Antenna

7 EA (5GHz: 2EA, 2.4GHz: 2EA, BT: 1EA, Zigbee: 1EA, Z-Wave: 1EA)

Wireless Connectivity

BT 4.1, Zigbee, Z-wave

Dimension, Weight

120 X 120 X 29.5mm, 210 g

OS/Upgrade

Linux

Samsung Services & Applications

SmartThings App + Plume App

Others

LED indicator

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Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor Specifications

Wireless Connectivity

Zigbee 3.0

Sensor

PIR sensor, Temperature sensor

Detection Range

Motion: 120˚ FOV @ 5m,
Temperature: 0 ~ 40˚C

PUI

LED 1ea, Button (Pin type) 1ea

Compatible Hub

SmartThings Wifi, SmartThings Hub

Compatible App

SmartThings App

Dimension, Weight

56.6 x 55.7 x 50.2mm, 95g

Material

PC

Battery capacity

800mAh (CR2)

OS

RTOS

FOTA(OS Update)

Supported

Others

Magnet equipped, 3M double-side adhesive tape included

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Samsung SmartThings Water Leak Sensor Specifications

Wireless Connectivity

Zigbee 3.0

Sensors

Moisture sensor, Temperature sensor

Detection Range

Temperature: 0~40˚C

PUI

LED 1ea, Button 1ea

Compatible Hub

SmartThings Wifi, SmartThings Hub

Compatible App

SmartThings App

Dimension, Weight

59 x 42 x 20mm, 49g

Material

PC

Battery capacity

800mAh (CR2)

OS

RTOS

FOTA (OS Update)

Supported

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Samsung SmartThings Multi-Purpose Sensor Specifications

Wireless Connectivity

Zigbee 3.0

Sensors

Magnetic sensor, Temperature sensor

Detection Range

Open/Close event: up to 4cm, Temperature: 0~40˚C

PUI

LED 1ea, Button (Pin type) 1ea

Compatible Hub

SmartThings Wifi, SmartThings Hub

Compatible App

SmartThings App

Dimension, Weight

43.8 x 51.0 x 13.7mm, 39g

Material

PC

Battery capacity

600mAh (CR2450)

OS

RTOS

FOTA (OS Update)

Supported

Others

3M double-side adhesive tape included

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Samsung SmartThings Button Specifications

Wireless Connectivity

Zigbee 3.0

Sensors

Temperature sensor

Detection Range

Temperature: 0 ~ 40˚C

PUI

LED 1ea, Button (Pin type) 1 ea

Compatible Hub

SmartThings Wifi, SmartThings Hub

Compatible App

SmartThings App

Dimension, Weight

40.8 x 40.8 x 14.8 mm, 23g

Material

PC

Battery capacity

600mAh (CR2450)

OS

RTOS

FOTA(OS Update)

Supported

Others

Magnet equipped, 3M double-side adhesive tape included

For more product information, please visit http://www.samsung.com/hk_en or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (+852) 3698-4698. 

** All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation. 

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