Samsung Unveils New Home Tech at IFA 2013

The Galaxy Gear wasn't the only impressive thing Samsung announced at this year's IFA show.

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The Galaxy Gear and Note 3 got the big gala treatment in Berlin and New York yesterday, but Samsung wasn't done just yet.

The South Korean megacorp's electronics and appliance divisions held a joint press conference at the Messe Berlin this morning. On display was a 98-inch ultra high-definition TV (also known as 4K). In its frame, it was nearly the height of Samsung TV marketing director Michael Zöller, who presented it. He also announced that a 4K OLED TV prototype will be on display at the company's booth. We'll have eyes-on coverage of both soon.

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Nobody envies the guy who has to get up onstage after that kind of TV debut, but Samsung appliance rep Andreas Seidler got to unveil a new fridge with a see-through secondary door and zone-based organization. It's billed as a way to get more out of your groceries and prevent old perishables from being forgotten and left to rot, though it remains to be seen whether it'll be as big of a revelation as crisper drawers or removable shelves. We'll get a closer look when the floor opens.

And in breaking printer news, Samsung introduced several new models, including some with built-in NFC. It should make it much easier to print from mobile devices (or at least those with NFC chips, like most of Samsung's Android line.)

Samsung's booth at IFA opens to the public tomorrow, Friday, September 6.

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