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Samsung TVs in 2021 to come with solar-powered remote

Samsung at CES 2021 on Monday, January 11, announced their new lineup of TVs for 2021 using evolved display technologies such as microLED and Neo QLED.

Along with the new TVs, the company also announced an interesting improvement for that often under-appreciated accessory in TV watching: the remote.

This year, all 2021-model Samsung TVs will come with a solar-powered remote that "can be recharged by indoor light, outdoor light or USB."

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The solar-powered model will be able to "prevent waste from a projected 99 million AAA batteries over 7 years." The battery is also said to have been made using up-cycled plastics from recyclable bottles.

The remote follows other environmental commitments from Samsung including a promise to reduce energy use in manufacturing and the usage of more recycled materials in its TVs and packaging.

Prior to CES 2021, Samsung's new TV lineup were also previewed at another Samsung event called First Look a week ago. – Rappler.com

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Gelo Gonzales

Gelo Gonzales is Rappler’s technology editor. He covers consumer electronics, social media, emerging tech, and video games.

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