Samsung’s 2023 monitor plans don’t simply embody Odyssey gaming screens and a brand new model of its Good Monitor: the corporate can also be immediately coming after Apple and LG with a 27-inch, color-accurate 5K monitor referred to as the ViewFinity S9. Samsung says the 5120×2880 IPS show has a matte end to scale back glare and covers 99 % of the DCI-P3 huge coloration gamut.
The ViewFinity S9 will assist a large mixture of I/O together with HDMI, Thunderbolt 4, USB-C, and DisplayPort. It will probably cost laptops at as much as 96 watts. The S9’s smooth design and steel enclosure are in line with Apple’s Studio Show and LG’s higher-end OLED displays. Sadly, I couldn’t get a solution at press time as as to whether Samsung’s newest monitor consists of native dimming. I’m guessing if it did, they’d be highlighting that characteristic. So black ranges and general distinction may not totally measure as much as Mini LED and OLED screens. Samsung does declare that “its HDR600 additional improves picture shadow and spotlight particulars,” nonetheless.
Despite the fact that this monitor is geared in direction of prosumers, that hasn’t stopped Samsung from constructing its Tizen TV OS into the ViewFinity S9. So that you’ll be capable to entry all the same old streaming apps even when the show isn’t linked to any exterior units. It ships with a slim 4K webcam within the field that you may connect as wanted for video calls, and Samsung says the software program will robotically zoom and intelligently observe the topic.
Samsung has tried to simplify the calibration course of for the most recent addition to its monitor lineup by dealing with every thing by means of an app in your telephone. “The built-in coloration calibration engine ensures exact display coloration and brightness, permitting customers to regulate white steadiness, gamma, and RGB coloration steadiness for excellent accuracy with their smartphones by means of the Samsung Good Calibration utility,” the corporate wrote in its press launch. How properly that works in observe, we’ll must see for ourselves.
As is usually the case with CES product bulletins, Samsung isn’t sharing any pricing particulars on the ViewFinity S9 but, however says it should ship “early” this yr. Apple’s Studio Show, which can also be 27 inches, begins at $1,599 when configured with the usual shiny display. My intestine says that Samsung will undercut that with its trendy 5K show, however it’ll be fascinating to see simply how aggressive the worth is.
Keep tuned for our first-hand impressions of the ViewFinity S9 from CES 2023 in Las Vegas this week. The corporate can also be saying the SmartMonitor M80C, a minor refresh of final yr’s show that is available in new colours and provides a SmartThings Hub to the show — plus a characteristic referred to as My Contents, which “provides images, schedules, climate, and extra to the display’s ambient show,” in response to Samsung. It’ll be out there in white, pink, blue, and inexperienced.