Samsung, LG compete in smart home appliances

Samsung, LG compete in smart home appliances
LG Electronics' new refrigerator model equipped with a water purifier.

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics will fiercely compete to grab the spotlight with their latest smart home appliances in the upcoming IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany.

Samsung will introduce an "integrated smart application" which enables consumers to use their smartphones to check and control almost any electronic or electric device including lights, washing machines and air conditioners.

The electronics giant will showcase the smart home system at the Berlin trade show before commercializing it.

"Building a smart home environment managed by a smartphone application is now in the works with a limited number of home appliances compatible with remote-control technology," a Samsung official said. "The app and a wide array of compatible devices are expected to be available by early next year, and the product categories for the smart home system will increase."

A Samsung smart refrigerator will be one of such smart products expected to catch eyes in Berlin.

With a function called "Shopping List," consumers can tick off food items on a display installed in the door. The information is then automatically updated on their smartphones.

In addition, "Freshness Assistant" alarms the consumers of the expiration dates of stored food items so that they can be eaten before going bad.

LG has also unveiled some of its home appliances which will likely attract a horde of spectators.

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