Samsung updates programme to recycle old Galaxy phones at home with IoT

Advertisement
Samsung updates programme to recycle old Galaxy phones at home with IoT
BCCL
Seoul/New Delhi, Samsung Electronics has unveiled an updated programme to recycle old mobile devices at home with Internet of Things (IoT) technology as part of the South Korean tech titan's vision for a sustainable future.
Advertisement

Samsung unveiled "Galaxy Upcycling at Home" programme at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021 late on Monday.

"The new programme reimagines the lifecycle of an older Galaxy phone and offers consumers options on how they might be able to repurpose their device to create a variety of convenient IoT tools," the company said.

Complimentary Tech Event
Discover the future of SaaS in India
The 6-part video series will capture the vision of Indian SaaS leaders and highlight the potential for the sector in the decades to come.25th Aug, 2022 Starts at 04:00 PM (40 mins)Register Now
Our Speakers
Dan Sheeran
Sandeep Gupta
The latest programme is an update to its Galaxy Upcycling campaign that was recognised by the US Environmental Protection Agency as a solution for used mobile devices.

Under the new programme, Samsung said its old Galaxy smartphones can be reborn as smart monitoring devices that can detect baby's crying or check companion animal's moves and leverage IoT technologies to operate other functions at people's smart home.

Advertisement

In addition to the Galaxy device recycling scheme, Samsung announced that its eco-packaging would be used for QLED, UHD TV, monitor and audio products in 2021, reports Yonhap news agency.

The world's largest TV vendor said all of its 2021 QLED TVs will come with solar-powered remote controls to reduce battery waste.

Samsung also vowed to bolster technology education with programs including Samsung Solve for Tomorrow and Samsung Innovation Campus.

To enhance accessibility of its products and technology, the company highlighted its SeeColors application, which is designed to support people with colour vision deficiency to adjust settings on Samsung smart TVs, as well as the Sign Language Zoom feature on TVs.

"With a focus on the environment, people and society, we will continue to provide our consumers with responsible tools and technologies to address our challenges today and enable a better future for all," said Sandeep Rana, an environmental sustainability specialist at Samsung.

Advertisement

SEE ALSO:
‘2021 will be a watershed moment for India’s tech ecosystem’ — here are the startup sectors that VCs are betting on
OnePlus Band with 24-hour heart rate monitoring, 14 days battery life launched in India
Pitted against JioMart, Amazon and others, Radhakishan Damani’s DMart has opted for “controlled acceleration” in e-commerce
{{}}