Android Auto SmartThings linkage expansion
‘Digital key’ that opens the car door to the Galaxy without a key
I devote a lot to introducing the camera… There are two S pens
Galaxy S21, pre-booked from the 15th and released on the 29th
[아시아경제 한진주 기자] ‘Galaxy S21′ was not the only protagonist of Samsung Electronics’ Unpack. It showed the big picture of the’Galaxy ecosystem’ that connects to the car and the house with a smartphone. The digital key of the Galaxy S21 Ultra opens the car door, and the Galaxy connected to the car can also control home appliances in the house.
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Hosted’Galaxy Unpack 2021′ online. The unpack, which started with the’Over the Horizon’, which symbolizes the Galaxy, rang out over 75 minutes. The features of the Galaxy Buds Pro and Galaxy S21 were directly introduced by employees of the wireless division, and BTS members who wore wireless earphones or took selfies with the Galaxy S21 appeared in the background. As the first speaker, Roh Tae-moon, head of Samsung Electronics’ wireless business division (president), wearing a black T-shirt and jacket appeared.
President Roh explained, “We will provide innovative ways for users to personalize their devices, and push for innovation more powerfully,” he said. “We will expand Samsung’s ecosystem further through open cooperation.”
Galaxy ecosystem connects with houses and cars
On this day, in Unpack, Samsung Electronics presented the Galaxy ecosystem that leads to cars and houses. The Galaxy S21 Ultra model can be linked with SmartThings and the vehicle service’Android Auto’ to directly control the devices in the house from the car screen. On the way home from the car, all you have to do is control the temperature of the house with Google Nest and set the Samsung robot vacuum cleaner to move automatically. Jeong Hae-yoon, GDC Center Pro, introduced, “You can use your favorite apps in Galaxy, such as navigation and music on the display in the vehicle, and you can connect with SmartThings to control home appliances in your home.”
When he approached the car with the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the car door automatically opened. It is a’digital key’ function using ultra-wideband technology. The smartphone and the car exchanged signals and calculated the distance and opened the car door. The Galaxy S21+ and Ultra models are equipped with ultra-wideband (UWB) technology to enable communication between devices, and extends to digital key services as well as file sharing and object location verification. Samsung Electronics plans to share technology with car connectivity and expand digital key services in collaboration with manufacturers BMW, Ford, and Genesis. Jeong Hae-yoon said, “The Android Auto and SmartThings ecosystem will liberate you and provide more breaks and experiences.”
Hiroshi Lockheimer, vice president of Google Platform and Ecosystem, said, “The cooperation with Samsung such as Android Auto, Nest, and SmartThings is investing so that it can extend beyond smartphones to all devices.” “I will raise it to” he said.
Galaxy S21’Camera’ is the main character
Won-joon Choi, head of strategic product development team of wireless business unit (Vice President), explains the camera of the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Samsung Electronics devoted a large part to introducing camera capabilities in this unpack. When introducing the camera technology of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, Won-joon Choi, the youngest vice president of Samsung Electronics, was the head of the strategic product development team (Vice President) of the wireless division. “The zoom technology of the Galaxy S21 Ultra will turn your photos into a single piece with a combination of hardware and software.” The Galaxy S21 supports 8K video recording and is equipped with a’Director’s View’ function that shoots simultaneously with multiple cameras. The Ultra model is equipped with a camera with up to 180 million pixels, and supports 10x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom, and the Galaxy S21 and S21+ support 3x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom.
The design of the Galaxy S21 gave a drastic change in connecting the rear camera and the side frame. ‘Katuktu’ has been eased and the durability of the camera module has been improved. The colors are ▲Galaxy S21 (6.2 inches) Phantom violet, pink, white, gray ▲Galaxy S21+ (6.7 inches) violet, pink, silver, black ▲Galaxy S21 Ultra (6.8 inches) black and silver. The Galaxy S21+ red and gold, and the ultra-model brown, navy, and titanium are sold only at Samsung.com as custom colors.
The price of the Galaxy S21 series is ▲Galaxy S21 990,900 won ▲Galaxy S21+ 1,199,000 won ▲Galaxy S21 Ultra (256GB) 1.452,000 won ▲Galaxy S21 Ultra (512GB) 1.599400 won. Considering the fact that the factory price of the previous Galaxy S20 series was 12,48500 won, 1353,000 won, and 1595,000 won, it is cheaper up to 240,000 won. The release schedule is more than a month earlier than the previous work. Advance reservations are made from the 15th to the 21st, and will be officially released on the 29th.
The Ultra model is the first in the S series to support the S Pen, allowing you to draw, write, and edit photos. The S Pen comes in two models. With the S Pen, you can edit videos from writing or drawing. Instead, functions that connect via Bluetooth, such as air action and photography and presentation, are supported only by the S Pen Pro. The S Pen Pro will also be released as a model in collaboration with Lamy, Uni, Stadler, and Wacom. The S Pen Pro is also compatible with devices that previously supported the S Pen.
The S Pen is released in two types, and the remote control and Bluetooth functions are available on the S Pen Pro.
There are no chargers and earphones in the Galaxy S21 package. Only USB-C type cables are provided.
There was also a comment on the reason for excluding the charger and earphones from the Galaxy S21 package. Federico Casaleno, managing director of wireless experience planning team, said, “Many users use the charger they already have, and leave the new charger and earphones in the box as they are.” We will provide the charger so that anyone can purchase it at a lower price than before.”
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