Samsung Electronics Announces M8, the New and Stylish Smart Monitor Series
Featuring a SlimFit Camera, the new Smart Monitor M8 allows you to work, watch and live in style.
Samsung Electronics Australia today announced its latest Smart Monitor series, the M8, featuring an upgraded, stylish design will be coming to Australia. The versatile new M8 delivers Samsung’s iconic slim design in a new Warm White colour – available in 32-inches with UHD resolution and a SlimFit Camera.
First launched in November 2020, Samsung’s Smart Monitor series is a family of world’s first do-it-all screens designed for modern day users who demand a product that offers both functionality and entertainment at home. Not only being a traditional monitor, but the M8 also allows users to enjoy a variety of OTT entertaining streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and Apple TV via Wi-Fi without having to connect to a PC or TV. Switch from Monitor to a Smart TV, complete with remote control and build-in speakers.
When it comes to style, the Smart Monitor M8 offers both space and work efficiency in an ultra-stylish design. The thinness of the new model is 11.4mm, about three-quarters slimmer than the previous models.
“We aspired to create a product capable of matching the lifestyles of all kinds of people and preferences,” said Kyounghoon Kim, Executive Vice President and Head of Design Team, Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics.
When it comes to productivity, the Smart Monitor M8 has it all. The M8 provides a perfect home office environment without using a PC by connecting to various IT devices through the upgraded Smart Hub. The Workspace User Interface offers all services needed to work on one screen, helping users wirelessly connect to a Windows or Mac PC and efficiently use an extensive range of useful features, including Samsung DeX, Apple AirPlay and Microsoft 365 cloud service, as well as mirroring content from smartphone to the M8.
On top of that the Smart Monitor M8 has a magnetic and detachable SlimFit camera that can attach to the monitor while keeping the desk space neat without any unsightly wires. The SlimFit Camera also features face tracking and auto zoom functions, swiftly identifying a person’s face when on screen and automatically focusing on the subject. In other words, it can follow and capture an individual speaker, a perfect option for active presentation or livestreaming. In addition, the monitor supports video chat apps such as Google Duo, allowing users to work remotely or engage in video conferencing at home or in the workplace using the SlimFit Cam.
The Smart Monitor M8 has an IoT hub called SmartThings Hub, where users can connect all their IoT devices wirelessly. The SmartThings app allows users to track IoT devices throughout the house easily with the app’s intuitive control panel highlighting all information provided by other devices connected to the M8, including light switches and plug power.
Equipped with a high-sensitivity Far Field Voice microphone, the assistant controls devices such as Bixby and Amazon Alexa using voice commands. Additionally, the microphone uses an Always On Voice function, displaying conversation information on screen when Bixby is activated, even if the monitor screen is turned off.
4K UHD resolution is designed to help every piece of content to be brought to life beautifully. HDR10+ support with a billion colours and sRGB 99% creates bright and dark scenes for more nuanced settings without losing any vivid detail, so you can enjoy content as it was intended. To accompany the monitor’s wide array of features, the display offers adaptive picture technology, enhancing viewer comfort by automatically adjusting display brightness and colour temperature. The M8 also includes a height adjustable stand (HAS) and tilt functionality, allowing users to find the perfect position for every project, movie night or study session.
The Smart Monitor M8 earned CES Innovation Awards Honoree from the CTA(Consumer Technology Association) in recognition of a wide array of its display technologies.
 Subscriptions may be required.
 Microsoft 365 account required.
 Requires a Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or other wireless network connection and devices registered to SmartThings app. A separate SmartThings Dongle (VG-STDB10A) is required to connect to Zigbee devices(Connection to Z-Wave device is not supported.) VG-STDB10A can be purchased from April. For full compatible device list, please check https://www.smartthings.com/products.
 The Samsung Smart Monitor M8 (LS32BM801UEXXY) will be exclusive to Harvey Norman and the Samsung Online Store.