samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global technology leader, announced that 46 of its new product and service innovations have received CES® 2023 Innovation Awards, including three Best of Innovation Honorees from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®. The annual program recognizes outstanding design and engineering across numerous consumer technology product categories.
Samsung was honored in multiple categories, reinforcing the company’s commitment to providing a continuously connected and customizable experience for consumers while contributing to an eco-conscious world. With sustainability at the heart of everything Samsung does, consumers were encouraged to join the company as they make daily changes that have a significant impact on the environment. Bold new ideas were brought to life, including investing in sustainable materials, greater energy efficiency in products and responsible recycling, as well as refurbished and repairable devices, while reducing the company’s carbon footprint through the use of energy 100% renewable at all facilities in the United States, Europe and China.
Samsung products were honored as winners of Innovation Awards Honorees in the Imaging/Digital Photography categories; Mobile Devices and Accessories; games; Digital Health; Wearable Technologies and Video Screens; Home AV Components and Accessories and Software and Mobile Applications. Several of these honorees incorporate eco-friendly resources, including the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 – both made from repurposed fishing nets and 100% recycled paper for flagship product packaging. The company received recognition as the prestigious Best of Innovation Honoree award in the categories of Computer Peripherals and Accessories, Video Displays, and Cybersecurity and Personal Privacy.
The Innovation Awards are sponsored by CTA, the host and organizer of CES, recognized worldwide as the global stage for innovation and the world’s most influential technology event. CES 2023 will take place January 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a deeper focus on sustainability.
Featured as Best of Innovation Honoree
Samsung S3B512C Security Chip: As a Best of Innovation Honoree in the Cybersecurity and Personal Privacy category, Samsung’s S3B512C biometric card solution integrates a fingerprint sensor, Security Element (SE) and Secure Processor (SP) into a single chip, plus enhanced security features made possible by Samsung’s proprietary fingerprint authentication algorithm and anti-spoofing technology. It is the first all-in-one security chip in the cybersecurity industry that reads biometric information via a fingerprint sensor, stores and authenticates tamper-proof encrypted data, and securely processes data.
Innovation Awards Honorees Highlights
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 enhancements, a larger battery, and even more customization opportunities than its predecessor. The Galaxy Z Flip4 and Z Flip4 Bespoke Edition were recognized in the Digital Imaging/Photography and Mobile Devices & Accessories categories. The Z Flip4’s form factor enables unique camera functionality like FlexCam, which lets you take hands-free photos and videos directly into your favorite social media apps. Also with your phone you can take a photo from the Cover Screen without even opening it using Quick Shot. Z Flip4 Bespoke Edition offers another level of customization with glass colors and frame options providing 75 unique combinations.
Galaxy Z Fold4: Awarded in the Digital Imaging/Photography, Mobile Devices & Accessories & Gaming categories, this device’s top-of-the-line performance, updated camera and innovative design make it the productivity powerhouse of our next generation of smartphones folding. It offers unmatched experiences for powerful gaming and increased productivity thanks to its 7.6-inch Home Display and Android 12L features.
Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro: 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-rich watch yet. Galaxy Watch5 Pro was designed for adventure and a heavy-duty lifestyle with enhanced GPS-based features, the longest battery life in a Galaxy Watch, and a spacious Super AMOLED display protected by stronger sapphire crystal. With the innovative BioActive sensor, the Galaxy Watch5 series empowers users with the most complete picture of their health-related insights yet.
Samsung Wallet: With its reputation as an all-in-one, take-everywhere app, Samsung Wallet was recognized in the Mobile Apps & Software category. Combine Samsung Pass, Samsung Pay and more to give Galaxy users a new and easy 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 platform integration such as SmartThings and Samsung Knox, the program offers a secure, refined interface and one-touch access to your important digital items and information.
Bespoke AI Laundry – Samsung’s Bespoke AI Laundry products were recognized for their innovative design and embedded AI technologies. The Bespoke AI™ Washer with AI OptiWash™ was recognized in the Smart Home category, and the Bespoke AI™ Dryer with AI Optimal Dry in the Appliances category. The Bespoke AI™ Washer automatically identifies fabric types and soil levels, optimizing its performance accordingly, while the cycles themselves can be controlled using Samsung’s SmartThings app. The Bespoke AI™ Dryer uses sensors and algorithms to measure the moisture content of clothes, adjusting drying time and temperature to continuously optimize cycles. The Bespoke AI Laundry pair responds to frequent laundry habits for a highly personalized experience, with a range of color options to help inspire more ways to personalize laundry spaces at home.
SmartThings Energy: Favored in the Software & Mobile Apps category, Samsung’s SmartThings Energy app offers a simple solution for consumers to reduce energy consumption at home. In addition to tracking energy usage, SmartThings Energy offers actionable insights and recommendations based on the devices connected to the platform and the usage pattern.
Samsung 990 PRO with 2TB Heatsink SSD: As an Innovation Awards Honoree in the Computer Peripherals and Accessories category, it is the company’s fastest PCIe 4.0 solid-state drive (SSD) with superior power efficiency. Designed for game consoles or PCs, it offers ultra-fast speeds for smaller load times. The combination of a heatsink, nickel plating on the controller, and Samsung’s Dynamic Thermal Guard maximizes cooling effects to prevent performance degradation from overheating. The unit is also equipped with RGB lights to match the style of any setup.
1TB Samsung Automotive NVMe BGA SSD (AM991): This groundbreaking breakthrough provides the industry’s highest sequential read speed for automotive storage, as well as exceptionally large operating capacity for AD/ADAS, cockpit, and vehicular infotainment systems. Earning recognition in the Vehicle Entertainment and Safety category, it also boasts the highest sustainable automotive write speed of up to 1150MB/s thanks to Samsung V-NAND technology, a proprietary internal controller and exclusive firmware design, while operating safely even in the most intense weather conditions (-40ºC to 105ºC).
Samsung CXL 512GB Memory Expander: Winner in the Computer Hardware and Components category, Samsung’s CXL 512GB memory expansion module will be the first memory device to support the highly anticipated CXL 2.0 interface and will come in a form factor EDSFF (E3.S) ― especially suitable for next-generation high-capacity enterprise servers and data centers. This new memory module is engineered with a CXL application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) controller, which uses DDR5 DRAM to support maximum bandwidth and capacity and, for the first time, allows memory to scale beyond tens of terabytes with the demands of big data processing and AI/ML workloads.
Samsung LPDDR5X 16GB and 1TB UFS 3.1 Multi-Chip Package: In the first integration of 14nm-based 16GB LPDDR5X DRAM and Samsung’s seventh-generation Quad-Level Cell (QLC) V-NAND UFS (Universal Flash Storage) 3.1 of 1TB, this uMCP is delivering an industry-leading leap forward. Awarded in the Embedded Technologies category, the UFS-based embedded multi-chip package is leading the industry toward higher-density, faster memory and lower power consumption for premium smartphones and other leading IT applications.
Samsung ISOCELL HP3 CMOS image sensor: as a state-of-the-art mobile sensor with 1/1.4-inch optical format and 0.56 pixel size㎛ for slimmer camera designs, the Samsung ISOCELL HP3 was awarded in the Photography/Digital Imaging category. It has the smallest pixel technology in mobile cameras for greater design comfort and 200 megapixels that offer the most detailed images available. Tetra2pixel technology allows pixels to operate at a size of 1.12㎛ or 2.24㎛, capturing more light information in low-light conditions with 8K video recording and minimal loss in field of view. Furthermore, using Super QPD technology, ISOCELL HP3 can detect autofocus information horizontally and vertically.
Next-Generation Samsung W920+RF 6550 Update for Wearables: Recognized in the Wearables category, Samsung’s Exynos W920 System on a Chip (SoC) and Exynos RF 6550 connectivity solution is a next-generation tandem offering that adds a new dimension to wearables. Projected on a 5 nanometer (nm) Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) compute node, the Exynos W920 processor includes an LTE modem and delivers the performance demanded by next-generation wearables with a powerful GPU and dual-core CPU. The RF 6550 companion chip, projected on a 28nm process, integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GNSS connectivity with the highest reliability in the Exynos W920 design.