Samsung reveals fridge that tells you when food goes bad

Patrick O'Rourke

January 4, 2016 11:05am

Have you ever looked at your fridge and wished it had a giant display attached to its front door?

While the odds of that thought having crossed your mind are unlikely, this hasn’t stopped Samsung from teasing a smart fridge that riffs on that very idea. The image of the product, originally posted to the company’s official Korean Flickr feed, shows off what the company is calling a “family hub refrigerator.”

The device looks a lot like a normal fridge with what seems to be a tablet strapped to its front. The display has a mic on/off switch, home button, back button and an information button.

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According to a press release from the company, there’s a camera inside of the fridge that can stream its footage to an accompanying mobile app, as well as to the built-in tablet. It is also set to come equipped with humidity and temperature sensors. The internal camera is designed to monitor when food spoils and will even push out what Samsung is calling “D-Day” alerts, an notification that tells the owner of the fridge when their food is about to expire.

Along with these functions, the fridge will also include a variety of other features like a stereo speakers, news and weather.

It’s expected we’ll learn more about Samsung’s smart fridge later this week.

  • Roger

    LG press release? I thought this was a Samsung fridge?

  • George

    They should invent a refrigerator when itself goes bad! I have a high end Samsung refrigerator and repaired 4 times already! (Door seal, ice maker, etc)
    The washing machine leaked.
    And worst than all is Samsung dishwashers!!!!

  • cartfan88

    Lol…ever try getting parts for Samsung or LG Fridges? Brutal!

  • Brad Fortin

    “Have you ever looked at your fridge and wished it had a giant display attached to its front door?”

    No, but I’ve looked at my fridge and wished someone would build one with a window. My oven has one, my microwave has one, my toaster has one, why can’t my fridge?

    • Thats the active model. It will also come shock resistant and in blue

    • That’s actually a pretty good idea. I’m sure it exists somewhere.

    • cartfan88

      Would you be interested in an Otterbox for it? You can sell it after 5 years “always been in a case”

  • Mr_Smoosh

    I can’t wait for my internet fridge to start advertising…”hello, I noticed you buy XX brand, have you considered YY? It’s on sale at Loblaws” /s

  • Do Do

    I’m sure it will come with bloatware