In November 2020, Samsung launched its first "do-it-all" smart monitors in the form of M5 and M7. They have been designed to offer the functionality of a monitor and also serve as a smart TV. Expanding the range, the company has now unveiled a new M8 smart monitor that comes with a 4K display, slim form factor, range of color options, and more. Let's look at the details below.

Samsung M8 Smart Monitor: Specs and Features

The new Samsung M8 Smart Monitor looks similar to its predecessors (as well as the colorful iMac), although Samsung has reduced the bezels around the screen a lot. It's also quite thin, at just 11.4mm. This gives the monitor a sleek and modern look, and it also comes with a Height Adjustable Stand (HAS) with tilt function.

Samsung is offering the new smart monitor in a 32-inch option, featuring a UHD panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio, 60Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. It also has a 3000:1 contrast ratio and supports 1.07 billion colors. Just like its predecessors, the new M8 Smart Monitor can be used as a PC monitor or as a standalone smart TV . It supports Wi-Fi and runs Samsung's Tizen platform, allowing users to access OTT platforms such as Netflix, AppleTV+ and Prime Video without needing to connect to a PC or laptop. decoder.

Users can also use it as a standalone machine as it comes with Google Duo, a web browser, and Microsoft 365 programs. They can also use Samsung Dex to connect their smartphones to the monitor, and Samsung has also added support of AirPlay 2. Moreover, the M8 monitor can also become a hub for IoT devices as it comes with SmartThings support, as well as built-in Bixby and Alexa.

As for I/O ports and wireless support, the M8 Smart Monitor comes with a versatile USB-C port supporting up to 65W charging and data transfer a second port USB-C for accessories, a micro HDMI port, two speakers with a tweeter, Bluetooth version 4.2 and Wi-Fi 5.

Apart from these, the new smart monitor also comes with an additional Slim Fit Cam, which is a magnetic webcam that can be attached or detached from the monitor on demand. Users can easily mount the Slim Fit Cam on top of the monitor during a video conference without having to deal with pesky wires. The Fit Cam supports face tracking and auto zoom functions.

Samsung M8 smart monitor launched with 32-inch 4K display and magnetic slim fit camera

The M8 smart monitor, according to the company, won the CES Innovation Award Honoree from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) for its advanced display technologies. It comes in 4 aesthetic color options namely Daylight Blue, Spring Green, Warm White and Sunset Pink.

Price and availability

Now, coming to the price, Samsung is offering the M8 Smart Monitor at $729.99 (~Rs 55,526). However, the Warm White variant comes at a slightly cheaper price of $699.99 (~Rs 53,241) . All color variants of the M8 Smart Monitor are currently available for pre-order on Samsung's official website . Although Samsung hasn't revealed shipping dates yet.

So let us know your thoughts on Samsung's new M-series smart monitor in the comments below. And stay tuned for further updates.