Samsung has introduced its latest family of PC monitors for 2021, comprising the S8, S7, and S6 families. The monitors all offer 1.07 billion colors and support HDR10, along with 178-degree viewing angles.
On top of that, the monitors have all received the Intelligent Eye Care certification from TUV Rheinland, and they're the first monitors to do so. They can adjust the brightness and color temperature of the screen automatically to match the lighting conditions of the room they're in, helping the visual experience feel more comfortable. There's also a special "eye-saver" that reduces blue light emissions, plus flicker-free technology. Rounding out the feature set is Eco Saving Plus technology, which promises to reduce power consumption by lowering the brightness in black areas of the screen.
Starting with the top-end S8 models, they come in both 27- and 32-inch options, both offering 4K resolution in a 16:9 aspect ratio, along with support for 99% of the sRGB color gamut. The lineup includes a USB Type-C port with 10Gbps speeds and three USB 3.0 ports, serving as a USB hub. The range-topping model, the S80UA, also supports 90W charging over the USB Type-C port. The S8 line also offers height adjustment, pivot, swivel, and tilt support.
The S7 family also comes in either 27- or 32-inch models, but feature-wise, it's much more limited. It offers no USB ports or other kinds of connectivity, and it also ditches height adjustment, pivot, swivel support, so it can only be tilted. Otherwise, it features the same resolution and color support as the S8.
Finally, the S6 lineup offers a few different variants, coming in 24-, 27-, 32-, and 34-inch sizes. All the monitors in the lineup offer support for AMD FreeSync, and QHD resolution, as well as height adjustment, pivot, swivel, and tilt support.
The S65UA is the most distinct of the lineup, being the only one with a 34-inch curved display with 1000R curvature and a 21:9 aspect ratio, for a total resolution of 3440x1440. Samsung doesn't rate its sRGB support, but it's otherwise similar to the flagship S80UA - with three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0, and 90W charging over the USB Type-C port. However, it also adds LAN connectivity with Wake on LAN support.
Almost all of that also applies to the S60UA, however, that one has a flat 16:9 display (2560x1440) and covers 99% of sRGB, plus it comes in 24-, 27-, and 32-inch sizes. The last of the S6 family is the S60A, which strips the 90W charging support and USB 2.0 port, but is otherwise the same as the S60UA.
The full lineup of monitors will be available from early April, but Samsung isn't too clear about the pricing. The 27-inch S8 will cost $429.99, but that could be either the S80UA or the S80A. The S7 lineup is the easiest to discern, since it only has one model and two different sizes. The 27-inch variant costs $359.99, while the 32-inch model goes up to $389.99.
Samsung says the 32-inch S6 (Samsung doesn't say whether that's the S60UA or S60A) will cost $369.99, while the 34-inch model - which can only be the S65UA - will be $679.99. Given the stark difference in pricing, it seems likely that the S6 mentioned before is referring to the S60A. We've reached out to Samsung for a full list of prices for each model and we'll update this article if we hear back.