Get ready because the second generation of SmartThings home automation hardware is coming. Samsung acquired the technology for $200 last year. The release was supposed to come back in March, but delays held it back until its release in September. Older hardware will still be compatible with the newer models/ The main difference is the new models beefed up specs that can handle processing locally which should help whenever your internet connection fails. More information is due to release, but for ow customers can preorder the Hub for $99 on Amazon.
[source SmartThings blog]