Samsung announced a phone S80TB ViewFinity A 27-inch UHD display that promises “amazing” color accuracy and detail with support for a billion colors and comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, turning it into a hub as well as a display.
The ViewFinity monitor ranks among Samsung’s business monitors, but the promised feature set is in line with what many creative professionals are looking for, particularly in the sub-$1,000 price range; The S80TB ViewFinity is a fairly reasonable $650. For starters, the 27-inch screen features 4K resolution with support for 1 billion colors (likely through FRC, but Samsung didn’t specify it) and HDR10.
The IPS screen has a minimum brightness of 280 nits but a “typical” level of 350 nits with a response time of five milliseconds (gray to gray).
The S80TB is designed to be both a display and a hub thanks to the inclusion of an Ethernet port and two Thunderbolt 4 ports. Each of these Thunderbolt ports is capable of delivering up to 90W of charge, giving creators a single cable option to connect to a laptop while the other port can be used to connect to devices cascade terminal. The Ethernet port also allows wired Internet to be transmitted to a connected PC further simplifying desktop arrangement, providing power, networking, data transmission, and signal display, all through a single cable. When connected, video and data are transmitted at speeds of up to 40 Gbps.
Additionally, the monitor features DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0 inputs as well as three USB ports.
The monitor is designed to work with both Macs and PCs, and Samsung says expanding into a two-monitor setup is easy thanks to the dual Thunderbolt 4 ports. The screen will also automatically adjust to improve brightness depending on the ambient light, and is TUV-certified to protect the eyes from excessive blue light with Eye Saver Mode and No Flicker.
The monitor comes with a built-in audio system that Samsung touts as good enough to replace the need for dedicated speakers. It also supports input from two simultaneous sources at native resolution which Samsung says allows users to review two projects or run two programs at the same time. The Picture-in-Picture feature allows the second source to be resized up to 25% of the screen, which it says allows users to monitor one task while working on another.
The monitor’s included metal stand offers height, tilt, swivel and pivot adjustment options that Samsung says allow users to increase comfort and adapt it to any desktop setup.
Samsung also doesn’t specify sRGB, DCI-P3 or Adobe RGB color gamut coverage, but promises that the new monitor has “amazing” color accuracy. The screen is strikingly similar Fiofinity S8 The company announced it last June, but it has a much greater benefit thanks to the inclusion of Thunderbolt 4 over the standard USB-C. If it’s using the same board, expect the S80TB to bring 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
Samsung S80TB ViewFinity UHD 27″ 4K Monitor Available Immediately for $650.