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Samsung Unveils New SmartThings Mesh Router: Here’s What It Does

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Samsung has unveiled its SmartThings Wi-Fi mesh router that would solve the buffering problems of consumers.

The brand-new device has AI-based mesh Wi-Fi technology from Plume, a maker of Wi-Fi mesh systems. It promises to provide anyone's home with astonishingly fast internet connection. The routers belong to the company's SmartThings line.

Intelligent Router Design

Customers have an option to buy the router individually or purchase it in a pack of three for only $279.99. This price makes a huge difference from the company's previous router system called Connect Home that costs $379. Each of the routers can cover an amazing area of 1,500 square feet.

Aside from its relatively low price, the new routers are manufactured and designed intelligently. It can find out the internet needs of each gadget that is connected to the network and allocate the optimal frequency it needs to give maximum connection effectivity.

"Parents working from laptops can download files while kids stream TV, and gamers experience speed and reliability even when others are on the network," reads the press release from the world-famous Korean tech company.

The device also enables its main users to set controls to limit the screen time and provide special logins and passwords for guests. Additionally, the device can also be a hub to manage other smart home appliances that are connected to the network.

"Compatible with hundreds of third-party devices and services, SmartThings enables users to expand their smart home with lights, door locks, cameras, voice assistants, thermostats and more," Samsung added.

Other Uses

The router can be controlled by its users in an app that is available for both Android and iOS. Once it is set up, people can check out the app to know the stats of their Wi-Fi connection and manage other smart home devices, including products that are part of Samsung's SmartThings line.

"SmartThings Wi-Fi is an intelligent solution that adapts to the many devices in the home, with mesh capability to eliminate coverage gaps plus a built-in SmartThings Hub to easily monitor and control hundreds of compatible smart products," said SK Kim, senior director, IoT Product Marketing at Samsung Electronics America.

The routers go up to the speed of 400 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and an amazing 866 Mbps on the 5GHz band. It can also support wireless communication protocols that are usually used by smart home products such as Bluetooth 4.1 Zigbee and Z-Wave.

People can expect that this will revolutionize their internet speed. The device is recommended for people who want to manage their smart home devices easily.

Furthermore, Samsung has also revealed a new standalone version of the SmartThings hub, which can be connected wirelessly to the Wi-Fi network. This remarkable device, which will cost $69.99, is meant to let its users control all their smart home devices using just an app.

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