Samsung, India’s No. 1 refrigerator brand, today announced that it became the first brand in India to receive a 5-Star rating by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) for its 653L Convertible 5-in-1 Side-by-Side refrigerator. The 5-Star rating indicates that consumers can save 444 kWh (Kilowatt-hour) electricity annually and the refrigerator emits 359 kg lesser carbon as compared to 1-Star rated models.
Besides the 5-Star rated Side-by-Side refrigerator, Samsung has received 3-Star rating for rest of the Convertible 5in1 Side-by-Side refrigerator models, making it India’s first complete star rated Side-by-Side refrigerator range in the category. The 3-Star rated refrigerators will help consumers save up to 259 kWh electricity annually while bringing down the carbon emissions by 210 kg per year as compared to 1-Star rated models.
The ‘Made in India’ Side-by-Side refrigerator range is Wi-Fi enabled and equipped with Smart Things app functionality. It comes with Convertible 5-in-1 mode for customizable storage space, Samsung’s Twin Cooling Plus™ technology for precise cooling and Curd Maestro™ that allows users to make curd at home in a healthy and hygienic way. To allow better space utilization, consumers can now detach the curd-making compartment, when it is not in use. This range also features IoT-enabled Family Hub 7.0 to offer unlimited entertainment and a connected living experience.
This range comes in stylish and classy BESPOKE Glass Finish colour options – Glam Deep Charcoal, Clean Navy, Clean White and Clean Pink – that go perfectly with the modern design taste of Indians.
“As the No. 1 refrigerator brand in India, we make continuous efforts to promote sustainability and energy efficiency while reducing carbon footprint for a better future. The energy efficiency ratings by BEE for our Side-by-Side refrigerator range is a testament to our commitment. Our Side-by-Side refrigerators have found great resonance among Indian consumers due to its outstanding aesthetic appeal. With the BEE ratings, we are confident that these refrigerators will interest more individuals who seek high-performing products that add value to their lives in more than one way,” said Saurabh Baishakhia, Senior Director, Digital Appliance Business, Samsung India
Price & Availability
Priced at INR 110,890 onwards, the line-up is available across offline and online retailers, in 653L net capacity.
The new line-up comes with a 20-year compressor warranty on its compressor, thereby offering promising durability of the product and in turn, providing consumers with complete peace of mind.
Key Features of Side-by-Side refrigerators
Convertible 5-in-1 mode
The feature offers consumers more storage space and convenience by allowing them to choose from the five modes – Normal, Seasonal, Extra Fridge, Vacation and Home Alone. In the normal mode, the refrigerator will have both fridge and freezer mode, in both Home Alone and Vacation modes, the refrigerator will only have the freezer running while the fridge will be turned off. On days, when one wants more storage space, the feature allows consumers to convert their freezer into fridge, thus giving more storage space.
The Twin Cooling Plus™ technology in this feature works with two separate evaporators for fridge and freezer to minimise temperature fluctuation. This innovation adds a new level of convenience, making it possible to control optimal humidity and temperature that prevents odour mixing and ensures freshness of food for a longer duration.
Family Hub 7.0
The Family Hub 7.0 feature provides efficient food management by suggesting meal ideas to its users and giving a view of what’s stored inside the refrigerator, among others. Consumers can also play their favourite music using Spotify, TuneIn and can simply enjoy their favourite web services without other devices. To ensure unlimited family fun, the feature also offers an analogue bulletin-board that curates precious family moments by video, photos, and memos. For users to enjoy seamless connected living and turn their home smarter, this feature lets them control their smart appliances and IoT enabled devices via SmartThings App.
AI Energy Savings mode
With this mode activated, consumers can easily meet their monthly electricity cost target by optimising fridge and freezer temperatures. The feature uses artificial intelligence to understand the usage pattern and set the temperature accordingly, thus ensuring energy efficiency in the process.
The Side-by-Side refrigerator range comes with Samsung’s patented Curd Maestro™ technology that allows users to make curd at home in a healthy and hygienic way. However, taking the experience, the 2023 range comes with a detachable Curd Maestro+ that users can remove as per their convenience.
BESPOKE & Auto Open Door
From a design perspective, the line-up comes with BESPOKE’s Glass Finish panels, thus making the range of products glamorous. Keeping in mind the challenges in Indian cooking, the 2023 range comes with another interesting feature — Auto Open Door that uses ‘touch sensor’ and opens the door. Therefore, in case of dirty hands, consumers can simply keep their hand on the door sensor and it will open.
The refrigerator comes with a 4.5L water tank for its non-plumbing ice and water dispenser. This feature makes the refrigerator easy to install at any location without being connected to a water supply. Consumers simply need to add mineral or fresh water to enjoy chilled drinks or ice or crushed ice without installing a separate water filter.
To help consumers enjoy a seamless and superior connected living experience, the Side-by-Side Refrigerator range facilitates control using SmartThings app, thanks to being Wi-Fi enabled.