Samsung Electronics, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has won four prestigious 2011-2012 European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Awards: European Mobile Phone, European Best Buy TV, European Social Media Camera and European Compact System Lens.
The European EISA Awards, voted for by editors from 50 consumer electronics magazines across 19 European countries, have recognised Samsung as the best in class across a spectrum of technology categories.
This year’s winners are the Samsung GALAXY S II Smartphone, the Samsung UE40D6500 LED TV, the Samsung SH100 Compact Camera and the Samsung NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 ED i-Function Lens; all of which impressed the judging panel with their design and features.
“Samsung is delighted to have won the European Mobile Phone of the Year, as well as being recognised for our innovation and excellence in Television and Digital Imaging,” said Sang Sok Roh, President of Samsung Electronics Levant. “Our passion for technology, for excellence in design and for putting the customer first, is at the heart of our company – these awards are recognition that the constant drive to improve our products is providing real customer benefits.”
The EISA judges highlighted the following reasons why the winning products were chosen and what set them apart from their competition:
European Mobile Phone 2011-2012: Samsung GALAXY S II
Stunning Super AMOLED Plus 4.3-inch (10.9 cm) display
Exceptional speed of operation offered by 1.2 GHz dual core processor
A beautifully thin (8.49mm) and lightweight smartphone
According to EISA, with the Samsung GALAXY S II, “in your hands, you feel like you can do whatever you want whether this is browsing the Internet, shooting full HD video, playing back all kinds of media, gaming or taking pictures.”
European Best Buy TV 2011-2012: Samsung UE40D6500
Best quality and design at a reasonable price
Fully featured Smart TV functionalities and comprehensive connectivity
Brilliant picture quality whether in 2D or 3D
Incredibly low power consumption with the latest LED technology
EISA noted the Samsung UE40D6500’s “Smart TV functionality offers access to a whole new world of online entertainment, useful applications and social media services.”
European Social Media Camera Of The Year 2011-2012: Samsung SH100
Effortlessly upload media to social networking, content hosting websites or email via Wi-Fi
Automatically share to your TV, Smartphone and back up to your computer
Control the camera with your Smartphone to take a picture remotely
EISA said that the Samsung SH100 is a, “very small 14.2MP compact camera that makes it really easy to share your pictures and videos.”
European Compact System Lens Of The Year 2011-2012: Samsung NX 20-50MM F3.5-5.6 ED i-Function
Exceptional image quality throughout aperture and zoom ranges
Fantastic mobility and ease of use
EISA stated that, “the lens collapses when not in use to make itself really compact, but expands to become a highly efficient optic capable of very high resolution."