Samsung 2013 Smart TV
Sneak peek at Samsung's 2013 Smart TV platform

26 Dec 2012 | Rasmus Larsen |

FlatpanelsHD has received images of Samsung's new Smart TV platform that will be introduced on its 2013 Smart TVs. Samsung continues to push the motion controlling interface and shows off a new, smarter TV guide. The new products will be unveiled at CES 2013.

Sneak Peek at Samsung's 2013 Smart TV

Samsung will unveil all the new 2013 products at CES 2013 in Las Vegas this January. Samsung’s new 7 and 8 LED series have already been awarded the "Design & Engineering Award", and the award list also mentions Samsung's "2013 OLED TV” - but the products remain secret.

Samsung Smart TV 2013
A sneak peek at Samsung’s 2013 Smart TV platform with a new TV guide

Today, FlatpanelsHD has received images showing Samsung’s 2013 Smart TV platform. The image above shows the new, smarter TV Guide that provides an overview of which shows are on right now and which shows that are coming up, with small preview windows.

Samsung Smart TV 2013
A sneak peek at Samsung’s 2013 Smart TV platform with a new TV guide

To the right and left in the pictures above we are also left with hints to other new features such as the social media integration (in the right side) and a movie catalogue (in the left side). Samsung will still offer access to a range of TV apps.

Samsung Smart TV 2013
Samsung’s new Smart TV scan be controlled with hand gestures

In the picture above, Samsung reveals that gesture controls are still a central element to its Smart TV plans. With hand gestures you can navigate the menus. Notice that the TV in the last picture reveals a TV design without a camera on top. In the first two pictures you see Samsung’s 2012 Smart TV with a visible camera. This could be a sign of what to come.

We have previously heard that Samsung plans introduce a new Smart TV platform based on the Bada operating system that Samsung originally developed for smartphones. This could also have something to do with Samsung's so-called Evolution Kit; a small module that can upgrade Samsung Smart TVs with new features each year. Possibly a Bada-based Smart TV platform.

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