Samsung featuring AI-powered washer and dryer which reduces energy usage by up to 70%

Samsung featuring AI-powered washer and dryer which reduces energy usage by up to 70%
Samsung featuring AI-powered washer and dryer which reduces energy usage by up to 70% at IFA
Samsung has announced the release of its AI-powered washer and dryer, along with a host of other smart laundry solutions.
Samsung Electronics has announced the global release of its Bespoke AI Washer and Dryer. The products are “the most sustainable, efficient and intelligent Samsung washer and dryer to date”, according to the company. The products will expand Samsung’s signature Bespoke line-up, and are being launched in stores across Europe and the Middle East in August 2022.

The Bespoke AI Washer and Dryer pair can handle large load capacities while also having a sleek, space-saving design. Furthermore, the products boast a range of sustainable features, offering a dependable performance while saving users energy, resources and money.The new front-load laundry pair from Samsung has a new feature called AI Ecobubble. This innovation turns detergent into small bubbles which are swiftly absorbed into the laundry itself. In turn, this reduces energy usage by up to 70%, while apparently offering the same level of cleanliness to clothes, regardless of the wash temperature. In addition, the technology allegedly reduces soil or dirt removal by up to 24% while improving fabric care by 45.3%.

The AI Wash Cycle is another innovative feature which helps users get clean clothes in a more sustainable way. The smart feature washes clothes with less water and detergent after detecting the weight and softness of the fabrics in each load. The AI Wash Cycle can also actively monitor the ongoing dirt level of laundry, and uses its Auto Dispense feature to adjust the optimal amount of water and detergent to the wash.

Samsung sustainable solutions

Samsung’s vision for sustainable solutions at home includes reducing waste by extending the lifespan of its appliances through reliability and sustainable solutions based on durability. This allows the company offers a 20-year warranty for the digital inverter technologies in its washer, dryer and refrigerator.

As Samsung explains, «digital inverter technology is an essential core component of the appliances they power. Built on more than 25 years of research and development, DIT affects everything from energy efficiency to performance as well as the durability of major appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines. As such, protecting the integrity of this core component, with a 20-year warranty, extends the use period of appliances, offers peace of mind for users through reliability and reduces environmental waste».

In washing machines, the DIT comes in the form of a digital inverter motor (DIM) used to spin and pulsate the drum of the washing machine during laundry cycles. «Samsung’s decades long research and expert engineering mean that its DIMs are more advanced in several aspects compared to ones found in traditional washers» – the company adds. Samsung’s digital invertors provide more precision and power while producing less noise and vibration.

In refrigerators, instead, digital inverter technology takes the form of digital inverter compressors (DIC) that act as the heart of the unit, circulating cold air throughout the compartments. Samsung’s DIC intelligently adjusts its power depending on circumstances instead of just turning on and off.

Samsung’s connected home app to power 13 home appliance brands

Samsung Electronics’ integrated home appliances solution SmartThings is poised to be applied to Samsung plus 12 other major white goods brands by the first half of 2023, the company said Wednesday.

This comes as Samsung’s SmartThings is to make consumer electronics goods and mobile apps interoperable under the standard provided by the 13-member Home Connectivity Alliance, through an update of Samsung’s smart home solution next year.

The update will allow users of 13 HCA member brands — including Samsung, Arceik, LG Electronics, Electrolux Group, Haier, GE Appliances and Trane Technologies — to control more than 40 functions in 15 white goods categories designed for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and entertainment.

SmartThings will also be able to connect 300 brands of third-party devices more to build a smart home ecosystem, considering SmartThings system’s scalability, according to Samsung.

This will enable not only the interconnectivity of non-Samsung devices achieved at the level on par with that of Samsung, but also the control of electronics devices of different brands in the home through a single app.

Samsung added that a demonstration attended by HCA member companies will take place from Friday to Monday during the IFA 2022 in Berlin. The demonstration will feature Samsung’s products, including the Bespoke Cube Air Purifier, Bespoke Jet Bot AI Plus, Bespoke Refrigerator and Neo QLED TV.

Samsung Electronics has been a founding member since the HCA’s establishment in 2021, and its executive holds a leadership position of the alliance. Choi Yoon-ho, head of product planning at the IoT Biz Group at Samsung Electronics, is serving as the HCA President and Board Chair.

So far, Samsung Electronics has more than 235 million registered users of SmartThings globally across over 105 million connected devices manufactured by Samsung.

SmartThings is provided by the eponymous company, acquired by Samsung Electronics in 2014.

LG JOINS HOME CONNECTIVITY ALLIANCE TO EXPAND THE FUTURE OF SMART HOME EXPERIENC

LG Electronics (LG) has been named to the Board of Directors of the Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA), an organization dedicated to delivering better smart home experiences through open collaboration and innovation

Founded in 2022 and comprising a number of smart home solution manufacturers, the alliance aims to provide a safe, secure and interoperable connected home ecosystem. In addition to LG, its membership includes about 13 global brands including Samsung, Arçelik, Electrolux, Haier, GE Appliances, and Trane Technologies. The alliance seeks to enable seamless compatibility of diverse devices and services from different brands through developing and implementing guidelines for Cloud-to-Cloud (C2C) interoperability.

As a board member of the alliance, LG will soon bring its customers the convenience of being able to control and monitor other alliance members’ smart home solutions from using the LG ThinQ app.

Samsung and LG Slowdown


Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are set to announce falling sales of home appliances and TVs in the second quarter as people have been spending more time outside rather than staying home,
“Demand for home appliances and TVs continued to slow down in the second quarter, as the global economic downturn and inflation intensified. This is expected to have adversely affected the profitability of product makers,” an official from a local home appliance company said on condition of anonymity.

“Home appliance makers focused on selling premium models and new models during the second quarter due to the expected drop in demand in the market. They also have started to enhance profitability by expanding the global market for their products,” another industry official said, asking not to be named.


The two home appliance makers will announce their preliminary earnings for the April-June period on July 7. According to the consensus among local brokerage houses, Samsung is expected to announce sales of 77.22 trillion won ($59.46 billion) and 14.79 trillion won in operating profit in the second quarter, up 21 percent and 18 percent, respectively, from a year ago.

Though the figures have improved from the same period in 2021, the numbers are lower than the forecast made in May. At that time, the consensus showed Samsung would post 78.68 trillion won in sales and 15.29 trillion won in operating profit.

“Samsung Electronics’ second-quarter earnings are expected to fall below expectations due to a decrease in demand for set businesses such as smartphones, TVs and home appliances,” Kim Dong-won, a researcher at KB Securities, said.

“Considering macro-economic uncertainties such as inflation, disruption of parts supply chains and the Russia issue, it is unlikely that demand for smartphones and PCs will be offset by demand for memory in servers and displays for iPhones alone,” the researcher added.

Market consensus also showed that LG Electronics, where home appliances account for a larger portion of sales than Samsung, is expected to post 19.39 trillion won in sales and 866.4 billion won in operating profit. The latter figure is a sharp drop from the second quarter of 2021 when it posted 1.11 trillion won in operating profit.

The KB Securities researcher said that LG’s second-quarter operating profit is expected to decrease, but the company’s Vehicle component Solutions Division will offset the falling earnings as the division, which mainly sells infotainment systems for vehicles, is expected to shift a surplus.

Alex Proba for Samsung 837 showroom

Samsung Electronics’ Bespoke line of home appliances offers products that reflect the evolving lifestyle of consumers worldwide, marrying Samsung’s advanced technologies with customizable aesthetics. This year, Samsung has added limited-edition panel art in collaboration with the artist Alex Proba to its collection of exclusive Bespoke designs. The panels are on display at Samsung 837 in New York and the flagship Samsung Electronics store in Seoul, and limited editions are available for purchase in the U.S.

Proba is the founder of Brooklyn and Portland-based design studio StudioPROBA. Proba’s partnership with Samsung began when she was invited to design a room in Samsung’s product experience space, Samsung 837. Located in New York’s Meatpacking district, Samsung 837 is a showroom where visitors can enjoy interactive experiences including virtual reality exhibitions, music performances and design installations such as the Bespoke My Home stages where Proba’s projects were first displayed.

Our Bespoke collaborations serve as a gateway for exploring aspirational design, transforming standard home appliances into art – said MH Bu, Head of Design Team, Digital Appliances, Samsung Electronics -. It’s always exciting partnering with artists to see what their creativity will bring to the Bespoke line and how it can reimagine home designs around the world.

Samsung Commitment to India with Investment to Set Up New Compressor Plant

The new facility in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai., spread over 22 acres, will have a capacity to produce 8 million compressor units a year, which will be expanded in the future. Compressors produced at the plant will be used in refrigerators that Samsung manufactures in India and also be exported.

 

Samsung expands bespoke range

Samsung has launched a new Bespoke RF8000 French Door Refrigerator, expanding its Bespoke line-up. The product is available as a 4-door model in Metal Navy color and can be complemented with kitchen packages including dishwashers and over-the-range microwaves.

Samsung’s Bespoke RF8000 French Door Refrigerator expands on the existing Bespoke refrigerator line-up, which includes the 4-Door Flex™ and 2-Door fridge Freezer. The Bespoke French Door Refrigerator will be available as a 4-door configuration – in counter-depth model.

Among the main plusses, the Bespoke French Door Refrigerator offers a versatile Flex Zone drawer, which can be converted from freezer to fridge depending on the user’s needs. One new point of innovation is the beverage centre that, featuring a water dispenser hidden inside the door, offers a convenient solution that enables the fridge to feature a smooth exterior.

Artist Alex Proba’s Colourful Personality Splashes Across Samsung’s New Bespoke Refrigerator

Samsung just announced their colour customizable Bespoke kitchen appliance range at the start of the year at the 2022 CES. But that all pales in comparison to the expressive abstractions on display across their latest limited edition collaboration conceived with the chromatophiliac and  multidisciplinary artist, Alex Proba.The limited-edition Bespoke’s abstract jungle print motif design on display – one inspired by nature and intended to bring “the outdoors indoors” – was first interpreted using an arrangement of colour papers by Proba before being realized as a final print. The result is a wildly expressive push against what we typically associate with home kitchen aesthetics, refreshingly moving us beyond the monochromatic and metallic palettes that have dominated the American residential market for the last few decades.