Samsung Unveils ViewFinity S9, an Astounding New 5K MonitorShare open/close
Lifelike color representation and extremely high resolution bring quality visuals to work and entertainment in one monitor
Samsung Electronics today announced it is expanding its ViewFinity monitor lineup with the global availability of the 27-inch ViewFinity S9 (S90PC model). The launch of the ViewFinity S9 strengthens Samsung’s high-resolution monitor lineup following the introduction of the ViewFinity S8 (S80PB model) in June 2022 which featured an Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution. The new ViewFinity S9 is optimized with all the tools needed in industries like graphic design and photography and also being named a CES Innovation Award honoree in 2023.
“Our new 5K monitor is designed to deliver the highest performance and best experience for professionals in creative and visual industries,” said Hoon Chung, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “With the ViewFinity lineup, we will provide creatives with top-notch visual experiences, along with the lifelike color clarity and versatile connectivity they need to achieve the best in any project.”
The new ViewFinity S9 offers a 27” screen with 5K (5,120 x 2,880) resolution for a workspace that’s over 50% bigger than other UHD monitors, with exceptional picture and text clarity. It allows for professionals to work on ultra-high resolution content without needing to zoom in, so they can view their projects in 5K while still keeping all their editing tools visible on screen.
With 99% DCI-P31 and 218 PPI (pixels per inch), the ViewFinity S9 provides more saturated and vivid colors with crisper details, perfect for those who rely on visual fidelity.2 Furthermore, a typical brightness of 600 cd/m2 makes it easy to work in nearly any lighting environment. Samsung’s calibration technology helps users achieve the accurate color they want. During production, the monitor’s color is factory calibrated for incredible Delta E <21 accuracy immediately out of the box.3
The ViewFinity S9 uses the Smart Calibration feature controlled with smartphones,4 which is the first in the industry, and users can conveniently customize the ViewFinity S9’s screen for precise settings without expensive, complex calibration equipment whenever they want. Using the SmartThings app, users can choose to calibrate in basic mode for a quick and easy adjustment of white balance and gamma settings, or they can use professional mode for complete control of color temperature, luminance, color space and gamma settings. Users can start this process simply by pointing their smartphone camera at the ViewFinity S9’s screen, and after calibration, they can view a report detailing the adjustments made and the Delta E color accuracy.
The ViewFinity S9 also supports its users with TUV-certified Intelligent Eye Care features to reduce eye strain, even over extended periods of use. Additionally, Samsung’s Matte Display limits light reflection and glare on the monitor, minimizing distractions while working.
The visual performance of the ViewFinity S9 is enhanced by features designed to make professionals’ lives easier.
The ViewFinity S9 features versatile connectivity across multiple devices5 with Thunderbolt 4 and mini DisplayPort inputs in addition to USB-C. The Thunderbolt 4 compatibility allows users to charge devices with up to 90W of power and transfer data reliably at speeds up to 40 Gbps.6
The monitor comes equipped with a built-in 4K SlimFit camera that connects via pogo pin without additional cables or equipment. The camera’s high resolution delivers crystal clear quality for video calls on apps such as Google Meet. The camera tilts to fit the angle of your monitor, and Auto Framing7 keeps you visible and in-shot, even when you shift position.
The ViewFinity S9’s slim metal design works for any space. With its ergonomic design, this product provides comfort and improves productivity by adjusting to almost any position or posture. A height adjustable stand matches the user’s eye level, and the screen can tilt to match viewing angles. In Pivot mode, the screen rotates 90 degrees, so users can read long documents with less scrolling. With VESA mount compatibility, users can save space and keep desks clutter-free.
Embedded Smart TV apps give users the full TV experience when it’s time to switch to entertainment after work. Instant access to popular streaming apps and shows without a separate PC, built-in speakers with Adaptive Sound+ that automatically adjust noise levels and a remote control make this a well-rounded monitor for both work and play.
The ViewFinity S9 will be available for purchase globally from June 26, 2023, with launch schedules varying by region. For more information about Samsung’s high resolution monitors and the full ViewFinity lineup, please visit: https://www.samsung.com/.
|Panel Type||IPS, Flat|
|Resolution||5K (5,120 x 2,880)|
|Color Gamut||DCI-P3 99%|
|Brightness (Typical)||600 cd/m2|
|Refresh Rate (Max)||60Hz|
|Response Time||5ms (GtG)|
|Contrast Ratio (Static)||1000:1|
|Intelligent Eye Care||Adaptive Picture / Eye Saver Mode / Flicker Free|
|Camera||4K (3,840 x 2,160), In-box|
|Smart TV Apps||Yes|
|Gaming Hub||Yes (KR, US, CA, BR, GB, FR, DE, IT, ES)|
|Interface||Connection Types||1 Thunderbolt 4 (90W)
1 miniDP, USB-C (3DN)
|Design||Stand Type||HAS / Pivot / Tilt|
*Content has been revised as of September 1, 2023 to provide more accurate information.
1 Color representation calculated in CIE 1976.
2 Color accuracy figures may vary based on the measurement device and the measuring point. Screen features may vary depending on system environment, such as computer components, duration of use, or other factors.
3 Factory calibration is measured for accuracy in sRGB under shipment conditions. Value may vary depending on the measurement environment. Users can find the factory calibration report in the on-screen display (OSD) settings.
4 Smart Calibration is available on Galaxy S10 or later, Galaxy Note10 or later, Galaxy Fold devices, Galaxy Flip devices, iPhone 11 or later, and the second generation iPhone SE 2 or later. It requires the latest version of the SmartThings app.
5 Only Mac computers with Apple silicon introduced after 2020 are supported.
– MacBook Pro introduced in 2021 or later, plus MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)
– MacBook Air introduced in 2022 or later, plus MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
– iMac introduced in 2021 or later
– Mac mini introduced in 2020 or later
– Mac Studio introduced in 2022 or later
– Mac Pro introduced in 2023
6 Certain devices using MacOS 13 may have limited compatibility.
7 Auto Framing works when using the built-in applications.