Samsung completes its range of smart monitors with the 32-inch M8 4K. Like the models currently on sale, this new model can offer Smart TV-like features, including access to streaming applications, in addition to being able to connect to a computer like normal monitors. The company hasn’t revealed a release date or price, but the first details we’ve learned prove that Samsung is going one step further with the M8 to make it even more useful to a variety of people.
This smart monitor is 11.4mm thick, which Samsung says is significantly thinner than previous models. Perhaps the most impressive feature is its magnetic, mobile SlimFit camera that can attach to the monitor for video calls. The monitor itself supports video chat apps like Google Duo. With other Samsung smart monitors, you have to bring your own webcam.
Samsung also integrates a SmartThings IoT Hub into the M8, allowing you to see a ground map of your various smart devices and control them directly from the smart monitor. Samsung says the M8 also has a new feature called Workspace, which brings together work-related web services, like Microsoft 365, into an intuitive hub.
Another new feature is Game Home, which turns the M8 into a cloud-based game streaming monitor. Samsung says owners will be able to use the M8 to stream games from game streaming services, and even connect wireless controllers to it. However, it stopped before naming the services or controllers it will support. The company said The edge that more information will be shared on this feature closer to its launch later in 2022.
Samsung hasn’t shared all of the M8’s ports, although it did mention that it has a USB-C port that can support 65W charging. It also didn’t mention the price or the availability.
The company also announced a 32-inch Odyssey Neo G8 curved gaming monitor ahead of CES 2022. It features 4K resolution and a 240Hz refresh rate, which Samsung says is the first to achieve on a 1000R curved monitor.