Aside from a slew of smartphones, the Galaxy S8 included, Samsung will also demonstrate an array of new products at CES 2017. Three of the most interesting devices that have been revealed so far involve Tag+, S-Skin, and Lumini — gadgets that have been created by Samsung's Creative Lab.
This little device, which Samsung is calling a smart tag, looks a bit like an oversized button and is being touted as a digital companion for kids.
It primarily serves as a bridge between its user, his toy, and a dedicated app that provides a range of functionalities that can be accessed by pressing, shaking, or bumping the smart tag.
For example, if the tag is clicked, the companion app will display more toy contents. A long-press will trigger the camera interface within the app so that the kid could take a selfie with his toy. The device also allows its users to connect with other children playing with the same item.
Overall, it seeks to add more dimensions to playing analog toys, making them more engaging for children who have short attention span. On the other hand, it could also serve as way for Samsung or partner toy retailers to sell more products since toy contents are just one click away.
If accurate, this S-Skin device may very well give dermatologists a run for their money. Samsung claims that it will be able to scan and analyze the skin.
To top it all, it can even serve as a treatment tool itself since it is outfitted with the so-called microneedle patch reminiscent of a proposed Google injectable device that could treat eye problems. This patch, on the other hand, can penetrate skin in order to deliver ingredients or nutrients.
"The device can measure the hydration, redness, and melanin of the skin to provide customized skincare using LED light," Samsung explained. "The condition of the skin is saved in the accompanying app to track changes over time."
Lumini rounds up the Samsung Creative Lab's product line. This device mainly uses the camera to examine the skin. A dedicated algorithm processes a captured image and will promptly tell the user its diagnosis and an accompanying solution for budding issues such as pimples, pores, wrinkles, and sores, among others.
Samsung could eventually use Lumini as a marketing or even a sales tool since it is also programmed to recommend cosmetic products to its users.
Aside from these Tag+, S-Skin, and Lumini, Samsung will also unveil several other Creative Lab projects such as MANGOSLAB, a compact printer and MOPIC, a smartphone cover that can let its users view 3D content without the need for 3D glasses.