Samsung adds new camera, smart plug and light bulb to SmartThings lineup

From CNET: Samsung's SmartThings line of devices is expanding, the company announced in a press release Monday. In addition to a SmartThings app redesign that launched with the S10 line of mobile phones, SmartThings is adding three new smart home products. Here's what we know.

This is Samsung's first foray into making a smart home camera, and it has competitive stats. The camera is full HD 1080p, and comes with HDR and a 145-degree wide-angle lens.

You can speak to anyone on the other side of the camera with two-way audio and it runs on Wi-Fi, so you won't need the SmartThings hub to connect this camera to your smart home.

Like the SmartThings Cam, the SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug is Wi-Fi enabled so there is no SmartThings hub required. It costs $18 and works with Bixby, Google Assistant and Alexa. There's no USB port on the side like we've seen in other smart plug models from PureGear and ConnectSense, but there is a manual switch in case your internet or power goes out.

Rounding out the trio of SmartThings additions is the SmartThings Smart Bulb. At just $9.99, this bulb isn't meant to compete with higher-end models from Philips Hue or Lifx.

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