Samsung celebrates status as leading multi-platform technology innovator

Samsung wins four European Imaging and Sound Association Awards across television, home theatre system, smartphone and camera categories

August 31, 2012

Samsung wins four European Imaging and Sound Association Awards across television, home theatre system, smartphone and camera categories-Series 8 Televisions, HT-E6750W, GALAXY S III and NX20 all receive awards 

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced that the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) has awarded the company four prestigious awards in the following categories: European Future Proof TV, European HT System, European Mobile Phone and European Advanced Compact Systems Camera.

This year’s winning products are the Samsung UE46ES8000 range of smart televisions, the Samsung HT-E6750W home theatre system, the Samsung GALAXY S III smartphone and the Samsung NX20camera, respectively – all of which impressed the judging panel with their unique design and innovative features.

“Innovation and excellence are at the core of everything we do at Samsung and to be honoured with four EISA Awards across our television, home theatre, mobile and camera portfolios is testament to our commitment,” said SP Kim, President & CEO of Samsung Electronics Europe. “These awards, from such a prestigious panel of judges, reaffirms that the products we create really do touch the lives of our consumers.”

The EISA Awards recognise products that exemplify an impeccable combination of innovative technology, sleek design, desirable features and value for money.

Says Matthew Thackrah, Deputy MD for Samsung Electronics SA; “We have recently brought a number of these award winning products to the local South African market in the aim of providing our consumers with the very best in high end technology solutions – those that epitomise best in class functionality. These awards are evidence that we are doing just what we set out to do and believe that awards such as these are setting us apart locally and across the globe.”

The EISA Awards panel of judges comprises editors from 50 consumer electronics magazines across 19 European countries. They highlighted the following reasons as to why the winning products were chosen:

EUROPEAN FUTURE PROOF TV 2012-2013 – Samsung UE46ES8090, UE46ES8005 and UE46ES8000 TELEVISIONS

  • Smart Content delivers enriching experiences through premium content and greater connectivity
  • Smart Interaction functions for intuitive Voice Control, Motion Control and Face Recognition
  • Smart Evolution allowing customers to renew their Smart TV every year.

EISA judges noted that the UE46ES8090, UE46ES8005 and UE46ES8000 televisions ensure that in ‘an age of fast-changing technical products’, customers appreciate always having an up-to-date TV 

EUROPEAN HT SYSTEM 2012-2013 – Samsung HT-E6750W HT System

  • Vacuum tube built-in, glass fiber and phase plug type speaker
  • Smart Hub, including full web browsing and signature service
  • 7.1-channel system with two tower speakers and four additional speakers.

The EISA judges awarded the HT–E6750W ‘Best in Class’ because it is ‘bridging the generations between thermionic valves and modern Class D amplification’, but also due to the fact that the combination of its features and functionalities ensures endless home entertainment enjoyment.

EUROPEAN MOBILE PHONE 2012-2013 – Samsung GALAXY S III Smartphone

  • S-Voice responding to what users say
  • Smart Stay keeping the screen awake while users look at it
  • Direct Call automatically making a call when users lift the phone to their ear
  • 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED display and 1.4GHz quad-core processor
  • Advanced 8MP camera with Burst Shot of up-to-20 continuous shots. looks

“The combination of intelligent software features and best-in-class hardware is what makes this phone truly designed for humans. EISA judges simply put the GALAXY S III as a clear EISA winner,” added SP Kim. 

EUROPEAN ADVANCED COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA 2012-2013 – Samsung NX20

  • A 20.3-million-pixel Samsung-built APS-C format CMOS sensor
  • 1/8000sec shutter speed and high speed capturing that give the flexibility to shoot like the pros
  • A bright swivel three-inch Super AMOLED screen that allows shooting at any angle
  • Wi-Fi capabilities to control upload and share images wirelessly.

EISA judges felt that the NX20 stood out from the competition, particularly because of its innovative, built-in Wi-Fi that allows the photographer to e-mail stunning images or post them on social media sites directly from the camera.

“There is no doubt that Samsung Electronics is bringing products to market that set the benchmark for technology innovation and these awards are certainly testament to this. Locally, we are excited at the great awards that our products are winning in the international arena and look forward to seeing the same uptake and success in our local market,” concludes Thackrah.