Samsung launches new S8, S7 and S6 monitors with up to 4K resolution, HDR10, USB hub, and more
After unveiling its top-of-the-line Odyssey G9 gaming monitor and a more reasonably priced S34A650, Samsung has now announced three new displays tailor-made for businesses. They are classified into three different categories, with the S8 offering the best features. The S7 and S6 series, on the other hand, have a lot more variants across a variety of screen sizes/resolutions to better suit users' needs. All the models are HDR 10 certified, cover 99% of the sRGB Gamut, and are bereft of borders on three sides. They also have the TÜV Rheinland stamp of approval, meaning that they come built in with several features that reduce eye strain.
The Samsung S8 (S80A variant) comes in two flavours, 27-inches and 32-inches. Both panels have a resolution of 4K (3,840 x 2,160) and a 16:9 aspect ratio. It has a fully-functional USB hub with three USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 Type-A ports. There's a USB Type-C port thrown in the mix, too. Its sibling, the S80UA only comes in one 27-inch version and has identical specifications across the board, except for two fewer USB 2.0 ports and the addition of 90W fast charging for the USB Type-C port.
Despite its name, the Samsung S70A is fairly identical to the S80A models in terms of specifications and screen sizes. The only difference between the two is the fact that the latter offers additional degrees of motion (pivot, swivel, tilt), while the former can only be tilted.
Those looking for a 2:9 ultrawide monitor will find the Samsung S65UA to be a decent fit. Its 34-inch screen has a resolution of3,400 x 1,440 pixels (UWQHD). It is also the only curved SKU of the lot, with a curvature of 1000R. The monitor also comes with a total of five USB Type-A ports and a USB Type-C port that can charge peripherals at 90W.
The remaining S6 series monitors (S60UA and S60A) have a resolution of 2,560 x1,440, 16:9 aspect ratio and come in three screen sizes, namely 32-inch, 27-inch and 24-inch. The S60UA has a total of five USB ports, whereas the S60A cuts that down to three. All the SKUs support AMD FreeSync and come with an RJ-45 Ethernet jack. The entire Samsung S8, S7 and S6 series of monitors are expected to hit shelves by April 2021.