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With Samsung’s new SolarCell remote, we may soon be able to do without a traditional one


One of the most important steps that Samsung is doing toward meeting its objective of producing net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050 is the adoption of the SolarCell TV remote control. Since its release in 2021, the SolarCell remote has already made a significant impact by doing away with the requirement for reusable or disposable batteries. As well as that, the SolarCell TV remote was upgraded to a more streamlined look this year. Every Samsung Lifestyle TV that was produced this year comes standard with the most recent version of the 2023 SolarCell remote.

Its goal is to cut down on the amount of trash produced by plastic, increase the amount of materials that are recycled, and do away with the requirement for disposable batteries. In addition, Samsung tried to reduce the total size of the remote control for the 2023 model, which resulted in the business utilizing less plastic in its production. After conducting an interview with the developers of the SolarCell remote, Samsung was able to confirm that the next model, which will be released in 2023, will be 22% more compact than its predecessor.

In addition, the SolarCell remote makes greater use of recovered materials, and given that Samsung manufactures approximately 10 million SolarCell remotes each year, the business has successfully recycled more than 55 tons of waste from the production of the SolarCell remote. The top and bottom covers, as well as the navigation and volume keys, are made up of components that contain thirty percent recycled polymers. Even the SolarCell bracket utilizes twenty percent of recycled ocean-bound polymers derived from abandoned fishing nets.

With Samsung's new SolarCell remote, we may soon be able to do without a traditional one

According to Hyun Joo Kim, if Samsung keeps moving in the direction of designs that are light, thin, and compact, the company will be able to produce an even more environmentally friendly TV remote. Therefore, even if the SolarCell remote is quite ingenious, environmentally friendly, and high-tech, the company’s ultimate goal is to lessen the amount of materials it uses, conserve as much energy as possible, and design products that require as little work as possible from its customers.

It is interesting to note that the corporation has stated, “This could mean one day we get rid of the remote control entirely.” It is not obvious what this indicates about the possibility that mobile phones, voice commands, or some other sort of technology will one day completely supplant Samsung TV remote controllers. Whatever the case may be, SolarCell remotes are inching us ever so slightly closer to the future, and strangely, that future could not even have any TV remotes at all.