Samsung To Showcase Family Hub Smart Refrigerator At IFA 2016


South Korean electronics major Samsung will display its smart refrigerator that can do multiple things than just keeping the content fresh and cold at the upcoming IFA 2016 to be held in Berlin, Germany.

The first look of the smart refrigerator, called Family Hub refrigerator was first displayed at CES 2016, and then the completed version was showcased at Samsung Forum in Malaysia this year.

In IFA 2016, Samsung will display the European edition of the Family Hub refrigerator that places the fridge on top and the freezer at the bottom.

This home appliance is fitted with sensors, cameras and developed on Tizen platform. With the help of the cameras, the refrigerator takes the picture of the stuff inside and sends information like food life etc to a mobile app. There is a display panel where it shows which food stuff will last how long. Thus prompting you to eat or finish the stuff in time.

Not only that, the refrigerator can order food itself from grocery stores through an app and the user can access the fridge from anywhere on his mobile phone. The smart refrigerator also tracks the food habit of the family and sends alert messages when required.

For this, Samsung has partnered with various online grocery shopping services from all regions such as Eataly, Supermercato24, and coop@home in Europe. Owners of the Family Hub will also be able to access exclusive recipes created by members of Samsung’s Club des Chefs, as well as thousands of recipes from global partners such as All Recipes, the most downloaded recipe app in the world, Whisk and CHEFKOCH.DE.

The IOT enabled smart refrigerator also plays music and can stream your TV on its display. It also runs customized messages, videos and pictures on its display giving it a lively feel.

IFA 2016, considered second largest consumer technology show after CES, will start from 2 September till 7 September 2016.

Gyana Ranjan Swain

Gyana Swain has been tracking the technology industry for over 15 years. A business journalist turned entrepreneur, he has founded two news portals- TeleAnalysis and M2MCafe.

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