Samsung Electronics Announces M8, the New and Stylish Smart Monitor Series

on 07-04-2022
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Featuring a SlimFit Cam, the new Smart Monitor M8 is available in four modern colours

 

 

Samsung Electronics Canada recently announced its latest Smart Monitor series, the M8, featuring an upgraded, stylish design. The versatile new M8 delivers Samsung’s iconic slim design in four new colours – Warm White, Sunset Pink, Daylight Blue, and Spring Green – available in 32-inches with UHD resolution and a SlimFit Cam.

 

First launched in November 2020, Samsung’s Smart Monitor series is a family of do-it-all screens designed for modern day users who demand a product that offers both functionality and entertainment at home. The M8 is not only a traditional monitor: it also allows users to enjoy a variety of OTT services[1], including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and Apple TV via Wi-Fi without having to connect to a PC or TV.

 

 

When it comes to style, the Smart Monitor M8 offers both space and work efficiency in an ultra-stylish design. The new model is 11.4mm thin, about three-quarters slimmer than the previous Samsung model.

 

Featuring a sophisticated flat-back design, the M8’s range of colours complements any setting based on the user’s personal preferences.

 

“From home offices to entertainment hubs to gaming displays, monitors are being used now more than ever,” said Pat Bugos, VP/Head of Consumer Electronics, Samsung Electronics Canada. “The new Samsung Smart Monitor M8 is capable of matching different consumer lifestyles and preferences. With a colour palette of four different colour options, the M8 provides a modern, minimalist look that suits any environment or setup design.”

 

 

When it comes to productivity, the Smart Monitor M8 has it all. The M8 provides an excellent 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 2[2] and Microsoft 365[3] cloud service, as well as mirroring content from a compatible smartphone to the M8.

 

Additionally, the Smart Monitor M8 has a magnetic and removable SlimFit Cam that can attach to the monitor while keeping desk space neat without any unsightly wires. The SlimFit Cam 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 great option for active presentations 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[4] allows users to track IoT devices throughout the house easily with the app’s intuitive control panel, thus highlighting all information provided by other devices connected to the M8 such as a light switch and plug power[5].

 

Equipped with a high-sensitivity Far Field Voice microphone, the assistant controls Bixby and Amazon Alexa using voice commands. In addition, 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.

 

 

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 an ideal position for every project, movie night or study session.

 

In January 2022, the Smart Monitor M8 earned CES Innovation Awards Honouree from the CTA (Consumer Technology Association) in recognition of a wide array of its display technologies.

 

The Samsung Smart Monitor M8 is currently available for pre-order in Canada ahead of its official Canadian launch on April 20th. For more information, please visit Samsung.com.

 

 

 

Specifications

Model M80B
Display Screen Size 32”
Flat / Curved Flat
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Resolution 3,840 x 2,160 (UHD)
Brightness (Typical) 400 cd/㎡
HDR Yes (HDR 10+)
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 4ms (GtG)
Contrast Ratio 3,000:1 (Typ.)
Viewing Angle 178° (Horizontal) / 178° (Vertical)
sRGB Coverage 99% (Typ.)
Colour support 1.07B
Eye care feature Eye Saver Mode / Flicker Free
Design Colour Warm White / Sunset Pink / Daylight Blue / Spring Green
Stand Type HAS
Tilt Yes
Interface Connectivity 1 micro HDMI / 2 USB-C (1Up/1Dn) *Max 65W charging
Wireless WiFi5, BT4.2
Speaker 2.2CH (5W x 2 with tweeter)
Camera In-Box (FHD Cam.)
Remote Control In-Box (USB-C charging)

 

 

 

[1] Streaming service availability varies by country. Subscriptions may be required.
[2] Apple and AirPlay 2 are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. AirPlay 2 requires iOS 12.3 or later, or macOS 10.14.5 or later. Apple AirPlay may not be supported depending on the model or geographical area.
[3] Microsoft 365 Account required.
[4] Requires a Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or other wireless network connection and devices registered to SmartThings app.
[5] 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 starting in April. [Please confirm availability in Canada.]

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