Since Google’s foray into the Mesh Wi-Fi solutions, companies have started following the trend of bringing in mesh Wi-Fi solutions. New to join the list is Samsung, as the company has introduced a brand new Mesh Wi-Fi router that’s also a SmartThings hub. The new router from Samsung is called Samsung Connect Home Smart Wi-Fi System.
SmartThings Hub is a company that Samsung purchased back in 2014, and it keeps a check on the connected devices in a household, and the newly launched Router will have SmartThings built into it. So, if you’re into loT devices, you don’t need to purchase a separate SmartThings Hub for it and can communicate with gadgets over Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi, Zigbee or Z-wave. Once you are done with the initial setup, you can control all the connected devices with a smartphone app.
Samsung is selling the router in a pack of three as it supports Wi-Fi mesh technologies, out of which one will broadcast the signal and use the other two to extend that network throughout your house as each unit has a range of 1,500 square feet. The design of the new Router from Samsung looks similar to what we’ve seen on mesh networking rival Eero, with round, with square silhouette and glossy white finish.
The Connect Home WiFi routers support dual-band 802.11ac at AC1300 (866Mbps) speed, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage and are powered by the slower 710MHz quad-core processor. While the Pro version comes with uses a faster 1.7GHz dual-core chip with quad-band 802.11ac with more rapid AC2600 (1.7Gbps) rate.
Samsung is yet to announce the pricing and availability of the Connect Home WiFi Router, stay tuned for more details on the same.