Sure, Samsung's $3999 flagship refrigerator is pretty impressive on both the technology and design tip, as reported when we were scouring and reporting from the floors at CES. But what we really wanted to report previewed behind closed doors and we had to promise to stay mum about it until this week...
The Samsung T9000 is equipped with a 10" touchscreen powered by Android, complete with Google Calendar integration and apps like Epicurious and Evernote to keep tabs on recipes and the day's schedule.
With the glorious moniker of RF31FMESBSR, Samsung's 4-door Refrigerator's name would make for an excellent computer password. But this fridge has a secret feature which immediately made us exclaim, "I want that!": a built-in Sodastream sparkling water dispenser. Just as most fridges have ice and water dispensers now, this latest model can liven up your refreshments with bubbly; Samsung reps also report they've been able to dampen the "exuberant honking goose" noise which emanates from standalone Sodastream models.
“The new Samsung Four Door Refrigerator with a sparkling water dispenser reflects Samsung’s strong commitment to offering home appliances that not only meet consumers’ needs, but anticipate them in ways they never thought possible,” said Kevin Dexter, senior vice president of home appliances sales and marketing, Samsung Electronics America. “By joining forces with SodaStream, we are able to offer our consumers something never before seen on a refrigerator and bring a new experience to the kitchen.”
“This collaboration brings home carbonation to the next level, and we are excited to partner with Samsung to help bring our revolutionary technology to consumers,” said Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of SodaStream. “This product is a key milestone in a vision that represents the future for enjoying fresh carbonated beverages at home, easily made at the touch of a button, and without the clutter and waste that is produced by the old pre-packaged beverage industry.”
The 30.5 cu. ft. Samsung Four-Door Refrigerator with the sparkling water dispenser joins a long list of product innovations from Samsung that are revolutionizing the refrigeration category and offering best-in-class features for today’s dynamic homes. These include convenient storage features like the kid-friendly counter-height FlexZone drawer with four temperature settings, and the proprietary Twin Cooling Plus® technology that keeps food fresher longer. This model also includes high efficiency LED lighting to illuminate virtually every corner2 and the Ice Master ice maker which produces up to 10 lbs. of ice per day. These features are complemented by Samsung’s premium design and elegant finish, making it not only functional but beautiful as well.
The Samsung RF31FMESBSR Four-Door Refrigerator with a sparkling water dispenser will be available in the U.S. in April 2013 for an MSRP of $3899.
(Images: Samsung; Gregory Han)