For some time now, setting up a smart home has required having a separate hub plugged in and sitting next to your router. This is something that has made much sense to us for a while now and it seems we aren’t not the only ones.
Today Samsung unveiled their new Connect Home Smart Wi-Fi System, which combines what you want out of a router with a SmartThings hub built right into it, making it great for clearing up the clutter and regaining plug sockets.
With this, Connect Home is able to communicate with smart home tech over Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi, Zigbee, and Z-wave, allowing it to control the various SmartThings products, as well as third-party smart home accessories around your home.
Inside of the router, you will find dual-band 802.11ac at AC1300 speeds of 866Mbps, along with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and either a 710MHz quad-core processor on the normal device, or a 1.7GHz dual-core processor on the Connect Home Pro, which will also support AC2600 speeds of 1.7Gbps.
Both will have a coverage of 1,500 square feet and will feature two RJ-45 Ethernet ports.
Samsung haven’t revealed any pricing or availability for the smartphone just yet, however, we expect to hear details about that very soon.
In the meantime, you can read more about the S8 and S8 Plus that Samsung announced today.