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

Across 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 the line and was held as scheduled in the familiar Las Vegas.

As the largest exhibition in consumer electronics, CES 2022 should be a stage for major manufacturers to show off their muscles. However, due to the severe new crown epidemic, manufacturers including Microsoft, Google, Panasonic, BMW, etc. At the events held at CES, it seems that only Samsung, which covers all categories, can shoulder the heavy responsibility of "hardware carnival".

Before the start of the CES conference, Samsung has released a series of new products including mobile phones, TVs, monitors, etc. one after another, making the originally deserted CES 2022 lively.

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, and achieved very good sales results in the global mobile phone market, which proves that Samsung has reduced the dimension of mid-range phones with the appearance of flagship phones. The hit market strategy was successful.

So the S21 also attracted the FE version at the end of the product cycle to satisfy fans who want to get the unique look of the S21 series at a more affordable price.

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

As can be seen from the side frame, the camera module of the S21 is extended from the metal frame, while the S21 FE is simply divided on the back cover.

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

The front of the S21 FE uses a 6.4-inch 1080P AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz, the flagship standard, which is slightly larger than the 6.2-inch screen of the S21.

The increase in size has won 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 that the battery life will also improve.

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

On the rear, the telephoto camera, which is also 3x optical zoom (but without optical image stabilization), has shrunk from 64 million pixels to 8 million pixels, forming a triple-camera combination with a 12 million-pixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens.

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

Framed TVs are the best home for NFTs

Samsung almost independently created the category of picture frame TVs. Before The Frame and The Serif series of TVs appeared, few people regarded TVs as decorations in the living room to replace art paintings to carry the family's appreciation for art and beauty. Pursue.

The success of The Frame series of picture frame TVs is largely due to its simple design. The slim body and wooden frame make it almost indistinguishable from the real picture frame at first glance. Favorite art paintings and photos are integrated into the walls.

However, The Frame display is not perfect. When its screen is exposed to complex lighting conditions (direct sunlight, surrounding lights), there will be varying degrees of glare and reflection, which will affect the look and feel of the screen. On the 2022 The Frame TVs, that problem is finally fixed.

Samsung applied matte coating, low-reflection panel and other technologies on The Frame TV to make The Frame's screen look as natural as paper, closer to the look and feel of a museum exhibition.

In terms of content, The Frame's art store has more than 1,600 works for you to choose from, and what's more, you can now display the NFT art you bought for a lot of money on it!

Samsung has announced a new version of the Smart Hub for 2022 smart TVs, including 4 important features:

"Gaming Hub" for playing cloud games, "Watch Together" for video chatting while watching movies, "NFT Platform" for integrating NFT display and sales, and "Smart Calibration" for quickly calibrating screen quality.

NFTs are often recognized in the form of digital artworks. Compared with mobile phones and computers, it is obviously more appropriate to display NFTs with an artistic frame TV (of course, other smart TVs released by Samsung in 2022 will also be used.) support this feature).

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

At the moment when NFTs are popular, using a display screen to display an invisible and intangible digital collection has indeed become a demand for many "encryptors". In the future, more and more manufacturers may follow Samsung's pace and launch a display for digital content. The digital photo album that has become the tears of the era may also be resurrected because of this.

Remote control that charges via WiFi

At last year's CES conference, Samsung equipped its new QLED TV with an interesting solar-powered remote control. There is a conspicuous solar panel on the back of the remote control, which uses solar power to replace traditional dry battery power. Samsung said its goal is to Save 99 million dry cells in 7 years.

A year later, this remote controller for environmental protection has launched a new version again, and it has gone a step further on the road to environmental protection – not only can it use solar power to generate electricity, but it can also convert the radio frequency signal of WiFi into energy to achieve "WiFi charging", Keep the remote control powered on at all times.

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

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

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

▲ New remote control with WiFi charging

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

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

Display family comes together

Samsung released three monitors this time, corresponding to three different scenarios of gaming, home and professional office.

The Odyssey Neo G8, which is positioned as a top-level gaming monitor, has a similar design to the series flagship Odyssey Neo G9 (49-inch fish screen). The lights on the back can change the light effect according to the game screen, extending the immersion of the screen.

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

Another Smart Monitor M8 positioned for home office is much simpler in design. The M8 is positioned as a smart monitor that allows you to watch videos wirelessly or run cloud games directly when you are not connected to a computer.

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

The S8, which is positioned as a monitor for professional office, is to meet the creative work with strict requirements on 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 Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) DisplayHDRTM 600 standard certification, and uses the world's first UL-certified Glare Free glare-free screen, which can faithfully present detailed and colorful pictures.

In general, the content released by Samsung this time is still full of interesting points, from the flagship Galaxy S21 FE to the Micro LED TV that is positioned to show the future, so that all types of audiences can feast their eyes and make 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 one after another. Ai Faner will also continue to pay attention and bring the first interpretation.

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