Samsung Electronics recently announced that 46 of its new products and service innovations have received CES® 2023 Innovation Award honours, including three Best of Innovation Honourees from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®. The annual program honours outstanding design and engineering across a multitude of consumer technology product categories.
Samsung was honoured across multiple categories, reinforcing the company’s commitment to providing a seamlessly connected, customizable experience for consumers while contributing to an eco-conscious world. With sustainability at the heart of all that Samsung does, consumers were encouraged to join with the company as they make everyday changes that have a meaningful impact on the environment. Bold new ideas were brought to life, including investment in sustainable materials, increased energy efficiency in products and responsible recycling, as well as refurbished and repairable devices.
Samsung products were distinguished as Innovation Awards Honourees in Digital Imaging/Photography, Mobile Devices & Accessories, Gaming, Digital Health, Wearable Technologies and Video Displays, Home AV Components & Accessories and Software & Mobile Apps categories. Several of these honourees incorporate eco-conscious features, including the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4, which are both made with repurposed fishing nets and include 100% recycled paper for flagship product packaging.
The Innovation Awards are sponsored by CTA, the host and organizer of CES – recognized worldwide as the global stage for innovation and the most influential tech event in the world. CES 2023 will take place from January 5th through 8th in Las Vegas, Nevada with a deeper focus on sustainability.
Highlighted Innovation Awards Honourees:
Galaxy Z Flip4, Galaxy Z Flip4 Bespoke Edition – As the ultimate foldable smartphone for self-expression, the Galaxy Z Flip4 is packed with innovative camera upgrades, a larger battery and even more opportunities for customization than its predecessor. Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 Bespoke Edition were recognized in the Digital Imaging/Photography and Mobile Devices & Accessories categories. Galaxy Z Flip4’s form factor enables unique camera functionality like FlexCam that allows you to shoot hands-free photos and videos directly on your favourite social networking apps. It also allows you to take a photo from the Cover Screen without even opening your phone using Quick Shot. The Galaxy Z Flip4 Bespoke Edition offers another level of customization with glass colours and frame options that provide 75 unique combinations.
Galaxy Z Fold4 – Honoured in the Digital Imaging/Photography, Mobile Devices & Accessories and Gaming categories, the Galaxy Z Fold4’s top-of-the-line performance, upgraded camera and groundbreaking design make it a productivity powerhouse of our next generation of foldable smartphones. The Galaxy Z Fold4 delivers superb experiences for powerful gaming and increased productivity thanks to its 7.6-inch Main Display.
Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro – Both Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro were recognized in the Digital Health and Wearable Technology categories for their advanced health tracking, increased durability and charging capabilities, making it Samsung’s most feature-packed watch yet. Galaxy Watch5 Pro is designed for adventure and a heavy-duty lifestyle with upgraded GPS-based features, the longest battery in a Galaxy Watch yet and an expansive Super AMOLED display protected by an enhanced Sapphire Crystal. With the innovative BioActive Sensor, the Galaxy Watch5 series empower users with the most complete picture of their wellness-related insights yet.
Samsung Wallet – With its reputation as an all-in-one, go-everywhere app, Samsung Wallet was recognized in the Software & Mobile Apps category. It combines Samsung Pass, Samsung Pay and more to provide Galaxy users a new and simple way to keep all their digital essentials in one place — from bank cards and digital keys to travel passes, driver’s licenses and student IDs. With the integration of platforms, such as SmartThings and Samsung Knox, the program offers a more secure and refined interface and one-swipe access to your important digital items and information. Samsung Wallet will be available in Canada in Q1 2023.
Bespoke AI Laundry – Samsung’s Bespoke AI Laundry products were recognized for its innovative design and integrated AI technologies. Bespoke AI™ Washer with AI OptiWash™ was recognized in the Smart Home category, and Bespoke AI™ Dryer with AI Optimal Dry was recognized in the Home Appliance category. Bespoke AI™ Washer automatically identifies fabric types and dirt levels, optimizing its performance accordingly, while cycles themselves can be controlled with Samsung’s SmartThings app. Bespoke AI™ Dryer uses sensors and algorithms to measure the moisture content of clothes, adjusting drying time and temperature to seamlessly optimize drying cycles. The Bespoke AI Laundry pair responds to frequent washing habits for a highly personalized experience, and the laundry pair has a range of colour choices to help inspire more ways to customize home laundry spaces.
SmartThings Energy – Recognized in the Software & Mobile Apps category, Samsung’s SmartThings Energy app provides an effortless solution for consumers to reduce home energy consumption. In addition to tracking energy usage, SmartThings Energy offers actionable insights and recommendations based on the devices connected to the platform and usage pattern.
Samsung 990 PRO with Heatsink SSD 2TB – As an Innovation Awards Honouree in the Computer Peripherals & Accessories category, the Samsung 990 PRO with Heatsink SSD 2TB is the company’s fastest PCIe 4.0 solid state drive (SSD) with superb power efficiency. Designed for gaming consoles or PCs, it delivers lightning-fast speeds for faster loading times. The combination of a heatsink, nickel coating on the controller and Samsung’s Dynamic Thermal Guard maximizes the cooling effects to prevent performance degradation due to overheating. The drive is also equipped with RGB lights to match the style of any setup. The Samsung 990 PRO with Heatsink SSD 2TB will be available in Canada in Q1 2023.