Monday, May 24th 2021

Samsung Expands Smart Monitor Lineup Worldwide

Samsung Electronics today announced the global availability of its newly expanded Smart Monitor lineup, providing more display sizes and design options, along with new and enhanced smart features. The lineup now includes a larger 43-inch M7 (UHD resolution) model, delivering enhanced productivity and an immersive entertainment experience. The M5 (FHD resolution) models are now available in 24-inch, 27-inch and 32-inch displays, featuring a sleek design and a stylish new white color option.

The Samsung Smart Monitor series was launched in November 2020 as the world's first do-it-all screen designed for today's businesses, academia and consumers who are working, learning and staying entertained at home. The Smart Monitor offers integrated media and productivity apps, versatile connectivity, built-in speakers and a solar cell-powered remote control.
The latest additions to Samsung's Smart Monitor series include:

Smart Monitor M7 43" (Model: M70A) - As the flagship model, the Smart Monitor M7 now comes in a larger 43-inch size that maximizes productivity and enhances entertainment, wrapped in a borderless design that delivers an immersive experience whether working, learning or playing. Featuring a 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) display, the 43-inch M7 can seamlessly switch functionalities, moving from a reliable work device to an instant 4K entertainment hub with built-in content streaming apps, speakers and HDR10 capabilities to optimize every detail of 4K content.

Smart Monitor M5 27" and 32" in White (Model: M50A) - The popular M5 model now comes in a sleek and stylish white design for both its 27- and 32-inch models. The new color blends in perfectly with minimalist-inspired designs and adds a finishing touch to any interior aesthetic, making it ideal to complement a design-conscious user's home.

Smart Monitor M5 24" (Model: M50A) - The M5 range now also comes in a new 24-inch Full HD form factor, making it the most accessible Smart Monitor in terms of size and pricing. The Smart Monitor's compact sizing makes it ideal for those who may not have the desk space for a larger monitor or for customers simply looking for a good value multi-functional monitor.

Alongside the new size and design options, Samsung is unveiling a range of new features. TV Plus provides a variety of 100% free live and on-demand content with no downloads or sign-up required. Meanwhile, Universal Guide offers content recommendations based on an analysis of the user's preferences and viewing patterns, ensuring fully personalized suggestions on popular apps such as Netflix, Prime Video and more.

The voice assistant has been upgraded from previous models to enable not only Bixby, but also other voice assistants such as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. The Remote Access feature will also be updated to 'PC on Screen' in June, enabling simple and secure connectivity between the Smart Monitor and external PCs for improved usability.

As part of Samsung's long-term sustainability program, the M7 43-inch includes an all-in-one solar-powered remote made from recycled plastic, delivering eco-friendly efficiency with charging from indoor sunlight, lightbulbs, or a USB-C connection. In addition, the remote for other models has been partially crafted from recycled plastic for reduced carbon footprint and enhanced sustainability.

Utilizing the same features as the first-generation lineup, the Samsung Smart Monitor lineup provides numerous connectivity options for both PCs and smartphones. Users can connect their personal mobile devices with just a quick tap using Tap View, Mirroring or with Apple AirPlay 2. In addition, Samsung DeX allows users to enjoy a complete desktop experience by connecting their monitor with their mobile device. The display also supports Microsoft 365 applications, enabling users to view and edit documents and conveniently save them on the cloud even without PC connection, thanks to embedded Wi-Fi. For a clean workplace setup, the Smart Monitor offers plenty of ports, including a USB Type-C port, USB ports and Bluetooth 4.2 capabilities.

The display can also transform into a complete entertainment hub with the ability for users to access OTT content and stream their favorite movies and shows on Netflix, HBO and YouTube even without a connection to a PC or mobile device
Source: Samsung
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13 Comments on Samsung Expands Smart Monitor Lineup Worldwide

#1
Crackong
Just make 27 and 32 inch OLED monitors based on your Laptop OLED tech, then take my money.
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lynx29
Crackong
Just make 27 and 32 inch OLED monitors based on your Laptop OLED tech, then take my money.
came here to say this. lol thanks for doing it for me. OLED is a game changer for immersion in gaming imo. can't wait for it to be affordable in monitor size.
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lemoncarbonate
Are ads included as one of the feature as well??
Crackong
Just make 27 and 32 inch OLED monitors based on your Laptop OLED tech, then take my money.
I'd like to see a 34" UW curved OLED, but the price will be undoubtedly crazy high
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#4
lynx29
lemoncarbonate
Are ads included as one of the feature as well??


I'd like to see a 34" UW curved OLED, but the price will be undoubtedly crazy high
yeah I am thankful I have a non-Smart tv... will be nice to upgrade someday, but not looking forward to the ads. sigh.
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#5
Tardian
It would really smart if there was some way that this monitor could be used to watch free-to-air television? I guess Samsung would know how to do that? ;-)
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#6
Wirko
In non-Soviet non-Russia, the smart monitor monitors you and advertises you to the advertisers.
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#7
1d10t
Smart monitor?Umm, is that means they can count how long I stare at them?
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#8
Chomiq
Crackong
Just make 27 and 32 inch OLED monitors based on your Laptop OLED tech, then take my money.
Samsung has massive problems with making their own OLED panels for TV's (to the point that Samsung TV division is buying panels from LG) so I'd image it translates into PC displays.
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#9
DeathtoGnomes
offers content recommendations based on an analysis of the user's preferences and viewing patterns, ensuring fully personalized suggestions on
there is no opt of this kind of spying/tracking, would be very interested to read the privacy policy.
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#10
medi01
lemoncarbonate
I'd like to see a 34" UW curved OLED, but the price will be undoubtedly crazy high
We have under $900 13" FHD notebooks at this point (Asus Zen)

We have "at around $1k" 48" 4k OLEDs by LG.

But then we have Samsung withdrawing from OLED area with its amazing Galaxy S series of tablets.
Like as if buyers didn't care.

Anyhow, it's getting where I want it, slowly. Just wish more than 13" (hard to catch for reasonable money) and AMD option (is available, but only 13" and overpriced)
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#11
mechtech
Looks more like a tv in disguise.
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Crackong
Chomiq
Samsung has massive problems with making their own OLED panels for TV's (to the point that Samsung TV division is buying panels from LG) so I'd image it translates into PC displays.
Since they had OLED laptops and chromebooks in 13.3 and 15.6 inch 1080p
Why not 27 inch and 32 inch 4k OLED monitors ?
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Chomiq
Crackong
Since they had OLED laptops and chromebooks in 13.3 and 15.6 inch 1080p
Why not 27 inch and 32 inch 4k OLED monitors ?
If it was that simple we'd already have them. Currently the only 22" and 32" OLED panels are from JOLED, which also supplies LG (who also manufacturers their own panels for TV's and only recently managed to scale down its mother glass manufacturing for 42" models).
The difference between JOLED and LG is that JOLED are true RGB while LG are WRGB. Additionally, JOLED's are printed and LG's are cut from mother glass (six 42" panels from one mother glass).

LG has its tech optimized for large sizes, this is exactly what Samsung is having problems with right now. Sure, they've been making OLED panels for years in sub 15" sizes but they probably have way too many defects in panels when they try to scale up to larger sizes.
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