Samsung encourages consumers to use old Galaxy phones as smart home devices

Samsung Electronics recently announced the launch of the Galaxy Upcycling at Home initiative to further expand the scale of the Galaxy Upcycling upgrade and recycling program.

Through software updates, old Galaxy smartphones are given new life and transformed into various IoT (Internet of Things) devices, such as baby monitors and pet care solutions.

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Upcycling beta service in the United States, the United Kingdom and South Korea.

With an improved artificial intelligence (AI) solution, Galaxy devices can more accurately distinguish various sounds in daily life, and users can choose to store specific recordings.

For example, once the device detects sounds such as baby crying, dog barking, meowing or knocking on the door, it will send a warning message to the user’s smart phone for him to listen to the recorded content.

The device can also be used as a light source sensor to measure indoor brightness.

Once the indoor brightness is lower than the preset standard value, the user can automatically turn on the lights or TV with SmartThings through simple settings.

In order to enable the device to continuously detect the efficient operation of sound and light for a long time, Samsung has equipped Galaxy Upcycling at Home with a battery optimization solution to minimize power consumption.

In addition, the device can seamlessly connect to SmartThings and interact with countless other IoT devices in the SmartThings ecosystem.