Samsung Smart Monitor offers smart TV features, Bixby control and more

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Samsung has been busy this year with the release of several new smartphones. But smartphones are just one line of products made by the Korean tech giant. The company is also well-known for its display panels made by its subsidiary Samsung Display. As you might expect, the company has a lineup of monitors and televisions. Today, Samsung is expanding its portfolio of monitors with a new all-in-one product called the Samsung Smart Monitor, which features Tizen OS, Bixby voice control, wireless DeX support, and much more.

The Korean company on Monday unveiled the Smart Monitor line, which comes in three models. There’s a 32-inch M7 model that offers 4K resolution for $400. There’s also a 27-inch and 32-inch M5 model that feature support for Full HD resolution; these models are available for $230 and $280, respectively.

Samsung’s Smart Monitor stands apart by offering a slew of smart features and convenient connectivity options. For smartphone owners, users can wirelessly connect to the monitors via Samsung DeX. The monitors also support App Casting and AirPlay 2, so Apple owners aren’t left out in the cold.

Because the monitors support Tizen OS, they can connect to Wi-Fi and therefore stream HDR10 content from services such as Hulu, Netflix, Apple TV, YouTube, and more. If this is part of your work from home setup, you won’t need to connect an additional set-top box to stream content. Users can also access other apps thanks to the inclusion of Tizen OS, including Office 365.

In addition to 4K support, the M7 Smart Monitor includes a USB-C port that allows for data, display, and power (up to 65W), so you can easily connect a laptop. There are also two HDMI 2.0 ports and three USB-A 2.0 ports. The M5 Smart Monitor doesn’t have a USB-C port, although it has two HDMI 2.0 ports and two USB-A 2.0 ports.

Samsung said the Smart Monitor also features Adaptive Picture, which “optimizes picture quality for any viewing environment by automatically adjusting brightness and color temperature in response to room conditions.” Not only will users get a superior viewing experience, but Adaptive Picture should also cut back on eye strain, Samsung said.

Samsung Smart Monitor will be available beginning November 16 in the U.S., Canada, and China. You can purchase the products from Samsung’s Display Solution storefront here. If you’re not in the U.S., Canada, or China, you’ll be able to grab these monitors when Samsung launches them in more markets later this year.

Samsung Smart Monitor – 32M70A, 32M50A, and 27M50A Specifications

Model M7
Display Screen Size (Inch) 32”
Flat / Curved Flat
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Viewing Angle 178°(Horizontal)/178°(Vertical)
Brightness (Typical) 250cd/m2(Typ),
Resolution 3,840 x 2,160 (UHD)
HDR HDR10
Interface HDMI 2.0 2EA
USB-C 1 EA (65W Charging)
Wi-Fi 5 Yes
Bluetooth 4.2 Yes
Speaker 5W x 2EA
USB 2.0 3EA
Smart Feature
/ Service
OS Tizen 5.5
Voice Assistant(Bixby 2.0) Yes
VOD(Netflix, YouTube, etc)5 Yes
Mobile Casting/Mirroring Yes
Remote Access Yes

 

Model M5
Display Screen Size (Inch) 27”, 32”
Flat / Curved Flat
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Viewing Angle 178°(Horizontal)/178°(Vertical)
Brightness (Typical) 250cd/m2(Typ),
Resolution 1,920 x 1,080 (FHD)
HDR HDR10
Interface HDMI 2.0 2EA
USB-C N/A
Wi-Fi 5 Yes
Bluetooth 4.2 Yes
Speaker 5W x 2EA
USB 2.0 2EA
Smart Feature
/ Service
OS Tizen 5.5
Voice Assistant(Bixby 2.0) Yes
VOD(Netflix, YouTube, etc)6 Yes
Mobile Casting/Mirroring Yes
Remote Access Yes

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