Samsung showed a wireless Wi-Fi router for home

Samsung showed a wireless Wi-Fi router for home


Samsung Unpacked presentation on 2017, within which was presented the flagship smartphone Galaxy S8 and S8+, has announced its first Wi-Fi system. The possibility of a new router Connect Home belonging to the middle level, very close to the wireless router Eero or Google Wifi.

In the development of new Samsung technology 2×2 MU-MIMO 802.11 ac (multi-user Multiple Input Multiple Output) — multiple input multiple output, implying up to 2 simultaneous streams and antennas to send and receive data streams. It is a compact wireless router with two network ports to increase the coverage area of Wi-Fi.

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Home aims to Connect devices smart homes: from cameras to home appliances. For example, it can be used to control SmartThings-compatible devices: from lighting and appliances to doors and locks. At the time of launch, the system will only be available on new smartphones Galaxy S8. Until the end of the year it may appear on other Android devices and maybe on “iPhone”.

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In addition to the usual, Samsung will offer a “professional” router model (4×4 MU-MIMO 802.11 ac), with more advanced features. It is suitable for small dwellings. The price of new items will be announced later. Release Home Connect is expected in the second half of the year.

Source: CNET