CES 2023 | Samsung SmartThings Station revealed with Matter support and built-in Qi wireless charger
Samsung has lifted the lid on the SmartThings Station, a multi-purpose device that leaked last year. As expected, the SmartThings Station is a smart home hub and a wireless charging pad. In fact, the SmartThings Station resembles the Super Fast Wireless Charger Pad but with a small button in one of its corners. Incidentally, both devices can recharge something wirelessly at up to 15 W.
As its name suggests, the SmartThings Station serves as a smart home device hub, allowing you to control smart home devices when not on your home Wi-Fi network. The SmartThings Station can trigger pre-set routines too, which can be mapped to a short, long or double press. Samsung claims that the unit can monitor the location of registered devices, although this appears limited to whether they are at home. Regardless, the SmartThings Station is Matter compatible.
Samsung will launch the SmartThings Station first in the US, where it will be available next month. So far, the company has only confirmed that the SmartThings Station is also coming to South Korea; presumably, the company will release the device in other markets eventually, such as Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Samsung has not confirmed pricing yet, but it has outlined that the SmartThings Station will be available in black or white colourways.