With enhanced features, Samsung expands smart monitor lineup

Samsung Electronics introduced new monitors with improved networking solutions to its portfolio on Monday, as the South Korean technology giant seeks to fuel revenue despite the pandemic-induced remote work and learning pattern.

Samsung announced a 43-inch M7 model with ultra-high definition resolution as part of its new Smart Monitor operated by the Tizen operating system. Last November, the company launched a 32-inch M7.

The 43-inch M7 will be available in South Korea for $575. It features 65W charging via a USB Type-C port and a Bluetooth 4.2 solution. It will have a remote control that is operated by solar energy.

Samsung has announced that the white version of the M5 display, which was released in May in South Korea, is now accessible globally. The M5 is available in 32-inch and 27-inch absolute HD resolutions, according to the Yonhap news agency.

Samsung claims that its Smart Monitor enables consumers to watch their favorite videos, such as Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video, without the usage of a screen or mobile device.

Starting in July, the latest monitors would also support voice control through Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa, in addition to Samsung Bixby and Google Assistant.

Samsung said the new displays improve compatibility for PCs and smartphones by supporting a variety of features such as Apple AirPlay 2 and Samsung DeX.

Samsung hopes that its extended Smart Display portfolio would strengthen its place in the global monitor segment, which is forecast to hit 150 million units this year, up 7.3 percent from a year ago, according to industry analyst TrendForce.

“While Samsung is altogether lessening its auxiliary Samsung Display’s board supply this year, the organization has been hoping to build a lot of the screen market since a year ago,” TrendForce said in a new study. “Samsung’s grandstand conveyance is a measure to rise 20% year on year in 2021, the fastest advancement speed of the principal ten brands.”

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti


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