Samsung has decided to early reveal some of the products coming to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Jan. 6 to Jan. 9, following the lead of LG in audio. The most eye-catching announcement in the audio department has to be the 360-degree egg-style speakers, formally named the WAM6500 and WAM7500.
The speakers feature an oval shape design for holding the audio and a metal-bar surrounding the speaker. The 360-degree audio should fill the whole room, according to Samsung. The WAM6500 is the smaller of the two and Samsung wants it to be used a portable speaker, with the metal handle making it easy for carrying around. Both feature subtle controls on the sides of the ring.
Samsung did not go into detail about the audio specifications inside the WAM6500 or WAM7500, the company will most likely show off the specs at CES in the coming days.
Other audio announcements included a new 9.1 channel sound bar, which will be part of the 8500 series. Samsung is looking to compete on the high-end sound bar market, currently dominated by Sonos and Vizio.
“We know how much people love music and that’s why we are expanding our portfolio to bring high-quality, wireless audio into the home,” said Jurack Chae, Senior Vice President at Samsung Electronics.
Samsung has a lot to show at CES, considering its electronics portfolio expands beyond phones and tablets into TVs, dishwashers, fridges, monitors, desktops and much more. Expect more than a few surprises from the South Korean electronics giant this year.