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Samsung's new smart fridge has a 21.5-inch touchscreen that lets you order groceries

By James Lu - on 8 Jan 2016, 6:13am

Samsung's new smart fridge has a 21.5-inch touchscreen that lets you order groceries

Samsung introduced an entirely new category of products at CES 2016: smart kitchen appliances. And the flagship product of that new line is undoubtedly Samsung's Family Hub refrigerator. 

The large double-door fridge comes complete with multiple sensors, three interior cameras, WiFi connectivity and a 21.5-inch Tizen-powered touch screen display.

You can mirror the video feed from your Samsung smart TV to the display and use it to display family photos and messages, play YouTube videos, display recipes, shared calendars, and weather information. 

The fridge also has advanced humidity and temperature sensors, and a "FlexZone" that can work either as a fridge or a freezer.

You can also use the display to order groceries thanks to a new app developed by Samsung and MasterCard.

If you prefer to do your shopping at an actual store, the fridge also has a useful feature that automatically takes a picture of its contents. You can access this picture in real time from any location through your smartphone, so if you get to the supermarket and you can't remember if you need to buy eggs or not, you can now just check the contents of your fridge from your phone.

Additionally, you can also add virtual labels to each item displayed in your fridge, so you can keep up to date on expiry dates.

The Samsung Family Hub refrigerator will cost US$5,000 (~S$7,178) and will be available later this year. 

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