Samsung’s ViewFinity S8 is a Creator-Focused, Color-Accurate 4K Monitor

Samsung has announced a new 4K UHD creator-focused monitor that it says delivers accurate colors along with high resolution. It also features a matte display that the company says helps reduce reflections.

Samsung describes the monitor as being suitable for content creators and graphic designers. The ViewFinity S8 is described as “specialized” for creative professionals and Samsung promises it reaches up to 98% of the DCI-P3 color gamut in 4K UHD. In addition to the aforementioned matte display, the monitor also has what Samsung describes as an “ergonomic design” that offers a more comfortable user experience during extended use.

This ergonomic design is achieved by a monitor stand that supports multiple adjustment heights and angles. The monitor stand can tilt and rotate at angles that are greater than what a stock stand is capable of accommodating.

Samsung Viewfinity S8

The company says that monitors like this typically require a hood to prevent glare and reflections, but that the matte material used for the panel removes that requirement. The company says this allows users to freely adjust the screen to either portrait or landscape orientation. The monitor has also achieved the world’s first UL verified Glare-Free rating — UL, LLC is a global safety certification company operating the standards for safety, security, and sustainability.

Samsung says that the monitor is VESA HDR 600 certified allowing it to show better contrast through brighter highlights and darker shadows. The monitor also has an Adaptive picture that automatically adjusts the brightness and color temperature to improve “optical quality”. It also comes with an Eye Saver Mode, Samsung claims reduces blue light so it is easier for longer periods of time. The ViewFinity S8 also is described as “flicker-free” which also contributes to reduced eye strain.

Samsung Viewfinity S8

The Viewfinity S8 can be driven by a single USB-C cable that can connect to a laptop and drive up to 90W of power. Samsung positions it as not just a monitor, but also a dock that facilitates up to 10Gbps transfers and also supports Ethernet. In total, the monitor has one Display Port, one HDMI port, one USB-C port, and serves as a USB 3.0 hub.

Samsung claims that the new material used in its monitor is made from recycled ocean-bound plastics, which it says helps reduce marine waste and decreases their environmental impact. Additionally, Samsung’s Eco Savings Plus technology also reduces pixel brightness in sections of an image with black pixels for up to a 10% reduction in power consumption.

Samsung Viewfinity S8

The Samsung ViewFinity S8 IPS monitor is available in either 32-inch or 27-inch variants, and while a price was not specifically released for Western markets, DPReview notes that the larger display is listed for 820,000 won (about $635) and 720,000 won (about $560) for the smaller option. Both sizes will be made available worldwide by June, according to the company.