Just how SMART are the new Samsung TVs?

Kenya was recently chosen to launch the latest range of SMART TV’s made by Samsung, which also incorporates the LED technology among a host of other scintillating features for any tech-impressed individual.

Kenya is the first African country to host the SMART technology, not long after it was launched in Asia and Europe.

Samsung Electronics East Africa General Manager Allan Oyier explains that the roll-out is designed to ‘meet the lifestyle needs of discerning local consumers’.

“TVs have ceased to be just a medium of communication and are now a lifestyle product to deliver interactive Info-tainment necessitating Samsung’s product push,” he expressed, while showing off the new product range at a Nairobi hotel.

The SMART screen can connect to the internet, download movies, respond to your voice and your hand gestures, as well as share pictures and music with anyone in the world.

Oyier breaks down the high-end TVs technology into Smart Interaction, Smart Content and Smart Evolution, among other options.

With Smart Interaction, the TV responds to you as it would to a remote control, he said.

“Users can turn the TV on or off, activate selected apps or search for content in the web browser simply by speaking in any of the 26 languages that are supported by the technology, and with a wave of their hand, they can browse and choose a link or content via the web browser,” Oyier explained.

Content-wise, TV users can share messages, pictures and videos to a cloud, which can be picked up by the growing array of smart devices via Samsung Apps.

To support technological evolution, the SMART TV is fitted with the ability to sustain constant upgrades, as introduced by its makers.

The TV can also act like an album, storing photos and videos that can be shared in full view of gatherings, meaning that the same platform could be used to work on presentations before a high profile meeting.

“Samsung has also partnered with Mo Moviez, so you can just download the movie you want to watch and voila, without even going to a video store,” Oyier told traders and media at an invite only event.

The TVs are available in various sizes, and the price varies from as little as Sh40,000, going up. Here’s a look at how it works.

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