WiFi charging is coming! At the world’s largest consumer electronics show, Samsung released several “non-mainstream” products

After 2022, the annual CES (International Consumer Electronics Show) conference is here as scheduled. After the online exhibition last year, this year's CES 2022 finally returned to offline and was held as scheduled in the familiar Las Vegas.

As the largest exhibition in the consumer electronics category, CES 2022 should be a stage for major manufacturers to show their muscles. However, due to the severe new crown epidemic, manufacturers including Microsoft, Google, Panasonic, BMW, etc. have announced their withdrawal or cancellation of the original schedule. At CES events, it seems that only Samsung, which covers all categories, can carry the important task of "hardware carnival".

Before the start of the CES conference, Samsung has released a series of new products including mobile phones, TVs, monitors, etc., making CES 2022, which was a little deserted, alive.

Galaxy S21 FE arrives on schedule

The Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition) launched by Samsung last year was one of Samsung’s best-selling Galaxy phones last year. It has achieved very good sales in the global mobile phone market, which proves that Samsung has reduced the dimensionality of mid-range phones with the appearance of flagship phones. The market strategy of cracking down was successful.

As a result, S21 also attracted the FE version at the end of the product cycle to satisfy fans who want to obtain the unique appearance of the S21 series at a more affordable price.

Looking at the iconic back first, S21 FE and S21 are almost identical in the arrangement of the cameras. S21 FE has four colors of black, white, green and purple. The difference is that the camera module of S21 FE does not use the color matching design of S21, but is integrated with the back cover.

It can be seen from the side frame that the S21 camera module is extended by the metal frame, while the S21 FE is simply split on the back cover.

Although inferior in design and texture, the core configuration of S21 FE is still full of sincerity. Like S21, S21 FE has two versions of Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100 chipsets, and memory options are 6GB and 8GB.

A 6.4-inch 1080P AMOLED screen used on the front of the S21 FE has a refresh rate of 120Hz, which is the flagship standard, which is slightly larger than the S21's 6.2-inch screen.

The increase in size allows more space for the battery. The battery capacity of the S21 FE reaches 4500 mAh, which is 500 mAh more than that of the S21. I believe the battery life will also be improved.

The front camera of the S21 FE maintains the hollow-out design, but the specifications have been improved, from 10 million pixels on the S21 to 32 million pixels.

In the rear, the telephoto camera with the same 3x optical zoom (but without optical image stabilization) has shrunk from 64 million pixels to 8 million pixels, which is combined with a 12 million pixel main camera and a 12 million pixel ultra-wide-angle lens to form a three-shot combination.

As for the price that fans are most concerned about, the S21 FE starts at US$699, which is US$100 lower than the S21. So the question is, is the more cost-effective S21 FE worth starting? As S22 is about to be released, I still suggest you to wait and see again.

Picture frame TV is the best home for NFT

Samsung almost independently created the category of picture frame TVs. Before the appearance of The Frame and The Serif series of TVs, few people would regard TVs as decorations in the living room, replacing art paintings to carry the family’s art and beauty. Pursue.

The success of The Frame series of picture frame TVs is largely due to its simple design. The slim body with wooden frames makes it hard to tell the difference between it and the real picture frame at first glance. Favorite artistic paintings and photos are integrated into the wall.

However, the display effect of The Frame is not perfect. When its screen is under complex light conditions (direct sunlight, light surround), there will be varying degrees of glare and reflection, which will affect the look and feel of the screen. On the 2022 The Frame TV, this problem was finally solved.

Samsung has applied matte coating, low-reflection panel and other technologies on The Frame TV to make The Frame's screen look as natural as paper, which is closer to the impression of museum exhibitions.

In terms of content, The Frame's art store has more than 1,600 works for you to choose from. More importantly, you can now display the NFT artwork you bought at a high price!

Samsung announced that it will be equipped with a new version of Smart Hub for smart TVs in 2022, including 4 important functions:

The "Gaming Hub" to play cloud games, the "Watch Together" that allows you to watch movies and video chat, the "NFT Platform" that integrates NFT display and sales, and the "Smart Calibration" that can quickly calibrate the screen quality.

NFT is often recognized by people in the form of digital artwork. Compared with mobile phones and computers, it is obviously more appropriate to use an artistic picture frame TV to display NFT (of course, other smart TVs released by Samsung in 2022 are also Support this feature).

Samsung said that users can display, browse and purchase NFT on TV through the NFT Platform, which is a groundbreaking platform.

At the time when NFT is popular, displaying an invisible and intangible digital collection on a display screen has indeed become a demand for many "encryptors". In the future, more and more manufacturers may follow Samsung's steps and introduce digital content for display. The display, the digital album that has become the tears of the times, may also be resurrected.

Remote control charged via WiFi

At last year’s CES conference, Samsung equipped its new QLED TV with an interesting solar remote control. There is a conspicuous solar panel behind the remote control, which uses solar power to replace the traditional dry battery energy. Samsung said its goal is Save 99 million dry batteries in 7 years.

A year later, this environmentally friendly remote control was launched again, and it went a step further on the road to environmental protection-it can not only use solar power to generate electricity, but also convert WiFi radio frequency signals into energy to achieve "WiFi charging". Keep the remote control powered at all times.

Using WiFi to generate electricity is not a fantasy. In 2019, MIT professor Tomás Palacios published an article in the scientific journal Nature mentioned that researchers put a new type of two-dimensional material called molybdenum disulfide on In a WiFi environment, it can generate about 40 microwatts of power.

Although the energy generated by WiFi power generation is very small, it is suitable for low-power devices such as wearable devices, sensors, and remote controls.

This is different from the concept of air charging proposed by Xiaomi and Motorola. Air charging requires a high-power transmitter, while Samsung's remote control only needs to be charged in a general WiFi environment.

▲ New remote control that can be charged via WiFi

In addition to WiFi charging, Samsung is also exploring "shake charging" and "sound charging". The former converts the kinetic energy of a shaking remote control into electrical energy, and the latter uses the kinetic energy of the microphone diaphragm to generate electricity.

However, at present, this environmentally friendly remote control is only equipped with expensive series such as QLED. To fully implement the concept of environmental protection, Samsung also needs to decentralize it to more products.

Display family debut

Samsung released three monitors in one go, corresponding to three different scenarios: gaming, home and professional office.

The Odyssey Neo G8, which is positioned as the top gaming monitor, has an appearance design similar to that of the flagship Odyssey Neo G9 (49-inch fish screen). The lighting on the back can change the light effect according to the game screen to extend the immersion of the screen.

The screen size of G8 is 32 inches, it is the world's first 4K, 1000R curved screen, the screen refresh rate reaches 240Hz, the response time is 1ms, equipped with Quantum Mini LED, Quantum HDR 2000 technology, the peak brightness can reach 2000 nits, almost Touched the picture quality ceiling of the gaming monitor.

Another Smart Monitor M8, which is positioned at home and office, is much simpler in design. The M8 is positioned as a smart display that allows you to watch videos through wireless projection when not connected to a computer, or directly run cloud games.

M8 also integrates an IoT center called SmartThings, which can control smart devices in the home through SmartThing and become the hub of the smart home network.

The S8, a professional office monitor, is designed to satisfy creative work with stringent requirements for color accuracy. The S8 is available in 27-inch and 32-inch sizes, with a resolution of 4K UHD and a screen brightness of 400 nits.

S8 has passed the DisplayHDRTM 600 standard certification of the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), and uses the world's first Glare Free non-glare screen that has passed UL certification, which can faithfully present detailed and colorful images.

In general, the content of Samsung's release this time is still full of highlights, from the people-friendly flagship Galaxy S21 FE to the positioning display of the future Micro LED TV, so that all types of audiences can feast their eyes and set a good start for CES 2022.

This CES conference will end in 5 days. In the next few days, LG, Sony, Intel and other manufacturers will bring more interesting products. Aifaner will continue to pay attention and bring the first interpretation.

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