The interview below comes courtesy of Global Sources, which interviewed Alex Chung, Samsung HK Chief Operating Officer . Within the interview Alex discusses Samsung’s Galaxy Note device, the connected fridge that Samsung has released in selected markets, gesture controls and augmented reality glasses. An interesting read that provides a good insight into Samsung’s current attitude towards the consumer electronics market.
What are the top trends currently driving consumer electronics?
Smart device is one of the top trends currently. Smart phones and tablets and other connectivity type of products are very hot, growing rapidly with strong momentum.
Even devices like smart camera and smart TV are becoming popular because these are linked with internet-based or mobile internet-based content. Social media is very important for consumers to communicate with each other and share photos or their location. So I think if a product has accessible Wi-Fi applications or smart content, it will drive consumer electronics.
The Galaxy Note has been very successful with over 5 million units sold since its launch. Do you think ‘phablets’ will be the shape of things to come in the mobile device market? Why has Galaxy Note been so popular?