After acquiring SmartThings for $200 million last year, Samsung has already developed the second generation of SmartThings home automation hub and sensors. The new tech will be available in September.
Last year’s sensors will still be compatible with the new Hub, however the new hub will now be powerful enough to handle processing locally, instead of in the cloud. This will bring reliability improvements even during periods when internet connectivity is slow or completely out. More information on the new features and improvements will come in the following weeks. You can already pre-order the second-generation SmartThings Hub at $99 from SmartThings or Amazon.