Published On: Mon, Jan 8th, 2018

Samsung CES 2018 Liveblog


Samsung is one of a tentpoles that binds adult CES. Every year a association has one of a largest offerings during a uncover and 2018 will not be different.

Samsung’s press discussion is always a good time if you’re examination from afar. It’s a disaster of people in person, with too many people tangled into a small discussion hall. It’s too hot, it’s sharp and nonetheless it’s still a lot of fun.

For this uncover design a common brew of top-tier computers, TVs and appliances with a pinch of voice assistances enclosed throughout.

The Samsung CES 2018 liveblog starts during 2:00pm PST.


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:52 pm

Harman President and CEO Dinesh Paliwal is adult next. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:52 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:52 pm

Naturally, Bixby is a large partial of that play, following on a heels of new formation of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa in a car.


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:51 pm

(Verizon disclosure)


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:51 pm

Now it’s time to speak connected automobile with Harman. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:50 pm

Verizon picked Samsung to yield a 5G hearing in Sacramento, says Tim. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:50 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:50 pm

The association has streamed 8K video to a mobile device on a sight going 60MPH.


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:50 pm

Samsung’s been bustling contrast 5G in Asia. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:49 pm

“Samsung is singly positioned to spin 5G’s intensity into reality.”


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:49 pm

5G isn’t utterly as large a buzzword as intelligent partner during CES this year, though it’s removing there. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:48 pm

Okay, it’s time to speak 5G and a connected car, as Tim Baxter takes a theatre again. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:48 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:47 pm

The Flip is alighting in a US and EU this month. No word on pricing. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:47 pm


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:47 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:47 pm

You can use a coop or your hands to write and erase on a house — all identical functionality as a competition. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:46 pm

Here’s a cold thing a foe doesn’t have — there’s an NFC procedure on a bottom of a complement for pairing with Samsung’s phones. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:46 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:45 pm

It’s substantially a bad theatre lighting, though man, that thing is lonesome with fingerprints. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:45 pm

It’s a collaborative digital whiteboard for formulating calm opposite a cloud. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:44 pm

Here’s something new — a Samsung Flip — a digital whiteboard that looks a bit like new products from Google and Microsoft.


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:43 pm

The Pen chronicle ships with a built-in S-Pen — a same stylus we get on a Galaxy Note. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:43 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:43 pm

It’s a good Windows 10 PC. we got to play with it a bit yesterday. The new amalgamate steel feels a small plasticky, though a complement is thing and light, with a 360-degree display, definition we can use it as a laptop or tablet. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:42 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:42 pm

Alana’s articulate adult a already announced PCs now, starting with a tip of a line — a Samsung Notebook 9 pen. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:41 pm

The SmartThings app is entrance to a Gear S3 and Gear S3 Sport, definition that we can control connected home inclination loyal from your wrist like some badass billionaire super spy. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:40 pm

Sounds like we’ve got some wearable news entrance — there’s your initial surprise. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:40 pm

Some musty aspect ratios theorized for that micro LED business. we like a thought of a Tetromino made one.


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:40 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:39 pm

Alanna Cotton, a VP of SEA is adult now. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:39 pm

It uses non organic materials and doesn’t need backlighting or tone filter. The complement is also modular, definition to can customize things like distance and facilities to your fondness and budget. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:38 pm

The association showed off a latest TV final night during a First Look event. The Wall is a world’s initial micro LED TV, says Joe. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:37 pm

Now Yoon is seeking for his morning brief. Looks like Yoon’s got a college football diversion to play after this press discussion full of waggish jokes. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:37 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:36 pm

Joe’s personification his morning brief by Bixby on a Fridge. Sounds like he’s had a bustling day. CES, amirite? 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:36 pm

Time speak speak fridges, obvs. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:35 pm

Like Fire TV, a complement is concordant with connected doorway cameras, so we can see who’s during a doorway from a set. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:35 pm

So Bixby works like Sir on a Apple TV or Alexa on a Fire TV — we speak into a remote. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:34 pm

There’s a camera man right in between me and Yoon so usually suppose a picture subsequent though a small different. They’re touching a remote.


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:34 pm

You start by connected a Android phone with a TV — a routine looks flattering seamless. Once connected, we can use third celebration apps like Spotify, streaming song on a TV though loading another app. It will also be concordant with Facebook video and Hulu, with some-more apps entrance soon. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:33 pm

Yoon usually forsaken an s-bomb when articulate WiFi passwords. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:33 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:32 pm

Yoon’s walking Joe by a SmartThings app on a TV — uncanny that they didn’t plead any of this before to a large press conference. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:32 pm

Yoon and Joe are totally articulate off a cuff. This unequivocally wasn’t rigorously scripted. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:31 pm

Yoon Lee, SVP of Samsung Electronics America is attack a theatre now. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:31 pm

Bixby is also able of noticing opposite voices now, that is a good underline for a family device like a fridge. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:30 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:30 pm

Which would be good in my home, since all of my appliances are now fighting with one another. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:30 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:29 pm

Family Hub will underline a aforementioned SmartThings app, so we can control a soaking appurtenance from a fridge, we guess. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:29 pm

Joe’s articulate adult Family Hub, a bond procedure on a front of a company’s connected fridges. It’s expanding a underline to 14 models this year. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:29 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:28 pm

And, of course, Bixby is entrance to a company’s intelligent TVs in a US this year. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:27 pm

Universal Guide is a new heart for anticipating TV shows that ships with all 2018 Sammy TVs. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:27 pm


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:27 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:27 pm

Short though sweet, that. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:26 pm

Time for another discerning ad — this time for Smart TVs. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:26 pm

Joe’s articulate adult TVs now, inventory off a company’s several successes. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:25 pm

He’s wearing a honeyed plaid sports jacket, FYI. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:25 pm

Joe Stinziano, a EVP of Samsung Electronics America is adult next. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:25 pm


Greg Kumparak
January 8, 20182:24 pm

There’s a uncanny pull any year during CES to confederate voice assistants into all — fridges, toasters, speakers, whatever. we overtly consider we cite voice assistants in their strange form: standalone speakers (like Echo/Home/etc.) It’s many easier to reinstate a small $50 orator when new hardware mandate cocktail adult than it is to reinstate a fridge. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:24 pm

Less complexity, some-more simplicity, sez Kim, before exiting a stage. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:24 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:24 pm

Kim is articulate openness, that was a large partial of Viv’s promise. The height offers an easier process for integrating a intelligent partner into third-party apps. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:23 pm

The merger occurred before to Bixby’s launch, though too lated to unequivocally be integrated into a system. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:23 pm

The association has acquired a series of AI companies recently, rolling them into a AI Center. Most important is Viv, a latest origination from a folks behind Siri. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:22 pm


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:22 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:22 pm

Bixby is entrance to some-more TVs and refrigerators. No warn there. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:21 pm

“We’re holding Bixby to a subsequent level.”


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:21 pm

At a moment, it’s one a integrate of phones and a fridge, though during slightest Samsung got that whole no voice control thing worked out final year.


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:21 pm

Kim is articulate Bixby now. The intelligent partner got off to a bit of a hilly start here in a States. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:20 pm

Haman Ignite, Harmon’s connected automobile height is being rolled into SmartThings, starting today.


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:20 pm


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:20 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:19 pm

All of this is partial of a company’s newly aligned SmartThings ecosystem. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:19 pm

The association recently announced a Smart Things Cloud, a developer height for IoT experiences. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:18 pm

The association is also introducing a “Smart IoT” module, that looks a bit like a remote control. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:18 pm


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:18 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:18 pm

The association is operative with a Open Connectivity Foundation to “eliminate fragmentation,” according to Kim. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:17 pm

That’s entrance in Spring 2018. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:17 pm

Samsung has a garland of opposite connected platforms, usually adding to that complexity. Now a association is introducing a SmartThings app. It sounds a lot like Apple’s Home app for iOS 10 — a arrange of control row for connected devices. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:16 pm

Everyone wants to be that junction tissue. But does that meant usually owning Samsung devices?


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:16 pm

“The universe of connected inclination is fragmented and complex.” Tell me about it.


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:15 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:15 pm

Time to speak about IOT partnerships. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:14 pm


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:14 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:14 pm

Time to speak Integrated IOT Strategy. Who had that on Samsung press discussion Bingo?


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:13 pm

“The time for a smoothness of loyal IOT and AI is now.”


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:13 pm

More than one billion Samsung connected inclination are now in use, says he. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:13 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:13 pm

Kim is vehement to be here during CES. Aren’t we all, Kim?


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:12 pm

Up subsequent is HS Kim, a President and Head of CE. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:12 pm

The association is bringing Samsung Knox to products over a phone — to intelligent TVs, signage and appliances, so no one hacks that intelligent soaking machine. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:11 pm

The Smart Things height is going to be junction hankie for a several lines. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:10 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:10 pm

The association sells roughly half a billion inclination a year, globally. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:10 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:09 pm

90-percent of a company’s inclination are now IOT ready, according to Tim. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:09 pm

Timbo’s articulate IOT, starting with a company’s merger of Smart Things. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:08 pm

This Friday, a association is going to start shipping a initial soaking machines built in a US.


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:08 pm

The association has spent $17 billion on a Austin semi-conductor office. Let’s be honest, chips are where Samsung creates a genuine $$$


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:07 pm


Greg Kumparak
January 8, 20182:07 pm

Baxter says Samsung invested in 29 companies final year (by approach of Samsung Next, a company’s incubator) and acquired 4. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:07 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:06 pm

Brief outline of Samsung Pay, Smart Things and Samsung Next — this is all a large lead adult to a review about a company’s new pull to rise a possess ecosystem opposite devices. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:06 pm

Last year, it spent $14 billion in RD.


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:05 pm

The association is expanding a Premium Care charity over usually phones, onto a whole line of product. 


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:05 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:05 pm

The Galaxy S8 is Consumer Reports tip phone, sez Tim. 


Greg Kumparak
January 8, 20182:05 pm

I am a sixth many profitable Greg.


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:04 pm

Samsung is a “sixth many profitable brand,” according to an uncited source. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:04 pm

Samsung is a tellurian personality in TV and fridges, according to Tim.


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:04 pm


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:04 pm

Brief discuss of final year’s speak of “setbacks” — ie bursting devices. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:03 pm

Tim Baxter, a President and CEO of Sammy North America is attack opening things adult and earnest that they’ll “do it a small differently” this year.


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:03 pm

The large overarching summary here is ecosystem. Samsung’s large pull is inclination that work together, that seems like a large Bixby play to me. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:02 pm

Let’s get all of a aged things out of a way, shall we?


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:02 pm

Quick ad during a top, for a Galaxy Note 9. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:01 pm

“Do What You Can’t” is this year’s slogan. 


Greg Kumparak
January 8, 20182:01 pm

Here we go!


Brian Heater
January 8, 20182:01 pm

“Ladies and gentlemen, acquire to a Samsung CES 2018 press conference.”


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:00 pm

We have visible on a Samsung


Devin Coldewey
January 8, 20182:00 pm


Greg Kumparak
January 8, 20181:58 pm

Hurray! we managed to get on a internet! For now. We’ll see.


Brian Heater
January 8, 20181:57 pm

T-minus 3 minutes, and a wait song is removing some-more rocking with any flitting one. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20181:51 pm

Ditto for wearables. The association introduced a whole garland of those usually before a holidays, and a association tends to save a watch proclamation for IFA over a summer. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20181:46 pm

As distant as what not to expect, phones are during a tip of a list. The Galaxy S9 is no doubt entrance in a really nearby future, though Samsung likes to save a large mobile announcements for a possess events. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20181:41 pm

Appliances are generally a large square of a nonplus as well. Given a company’s new pull around Bixby, we can design to see a homegrown intelligent partner on many if not all of this year’s line up. Fridges, soaking machines, we name it. Samsung’s got a lot of belligerent to make adult on a assistant, generally with Google creation a outrageous pull during today’s show. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20181:37 pm

This is always a large uncover for Samsung on a TV front, as well, so design to see a garland of prosaic panels to be rolled out on a theatre today. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20181:36 pm

The large news so distant is a span of cover refreshes — a Notebook 9 and Notebook 7 Spin, both coop enabled Windows 10 convertibles. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20181:36 pm

By approach of recapping, we’ve indeed seen what will expected be a large cube of Samsung’s announcements already. 


Brian Heater
January 8, 20181:35 pm

And we’re in! I’ll be doing a words, along with Greg K. Devin’s on a telephoto. 

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