[MWC 2022] Samsung’s mobile chief hints at a greener, more inclusive Galaxy ecosystem

A photo shows gadgets from the Samsung Galaxy S22 line, including the S22 Ultra, at a store of South Korean mobile operator KT in central Seoul on Tuesday. (Yonhap)

Samsung Electronics mobile chief Roh Tae-moon said Thursday that its use of recycled and eco-friendly materials will play a key role in its mobile device innovations, a week ahead of Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

Samsung’s Mobile Experience business, led by Roh, oversees operations related to smartphones, tablets, personal computers and wearable devices – which Samsung seeks to connect as part of the Galaxy ecosystem that is becoming greener and more inclusive.

The South Korean tech giant’s latest efforts to reuse discarded fishing nets and adopt post-consumer materials in its hardware production, including its flagship Galaxy S22 line of smartphones, aim to improve technology as ” force of good”, according to Roh.

“From now on, more and more Galaxy devices will play a small role in reducing plastic waste in our oceans,” Roh, president and head of Samsung’s Mobile Experience business, noted in a statement.

“I know we still have a long way to go. And at Mobile World Congress 2022, we’ll share our next wave of innovations that incorporate ocean-related recycled plastics.

Roh is expected to visit the MWC 2022 site, along with Han Jong-hee, Vice President and Head of Device Experience Division. Their plans for a public appearance have yet to be announced.

Samsung Electronics President Roh Tae-moon poses for a photo with a Galaxy Book laptop at the Samsung Unpacked event in April 2021. (Samsung Electronics)

Samsung Electronics President Roh Tae-moon poses for a photo with a Galaxy Book laptop at the Samsung Unpacked event in April 2021. (Samsung Electronics)

A week prior, Samsung signaled a stronger push for a more inclusive Galaxy ecosystem, teasing the upcoming release of the new Galaxy Book.

The new device is expected to succeed the company’s flagship lightweight laptops, aimed primarily at office users, Galaxy Book Pro and Book Pro 360, first unveiled at Samsung Unpacked in April 2021. They are to be supported by chipsets. Intel and Microsoft applications like Link to Windows. , allowing users to access mobile apps, notifications, and photos from their personal computers.

According to Kim Hark-sang, Corporate Executive Vice President and Head of New Computing R&D Team at Samsung Electronics, the new Galaxy Book devices will energize users’ multi-device experience in a Galaxy ecosystem, with performance and improved security. But details about the specs of the device are secret.

“As consumers continue to own and carry more and more mobile devices, from smartphones and tablets to PCs and wearables, we understand how vital it is that their technology works seamlessly together, regardless of system. operating hours or the form factor they use,” Kim noted.

The all-new Galaxy Book will be showcased online on February 27 at 7 p.m. Spanish time, one day before the MWC 2022 launch.

Samsung Electronics will be one of 110 Korea-based attendees at the event, according to the Korea ICT Association.

Samsung’s latest mobile devices, such as the Galaxy S22 lineup and the low-cost S21 FE, will also be on display at the MWC 2022 venue.

In Korea alone, the Samsung S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra flagships totaled 300,000 presales on Tuesday on the first day, the highest in Samsung’s flagship phone history. Its one-week pre-orders through Monday totaled 1.02 million, with its release slated for Friday.

By Son Ji-hyoung ([email protected])