Samsung has introduced its first monitor with a built-in webcam. Dubbed Webcam Monitor S4, the new display is specifically designed to satisfy the needs of hybrid workers who are working from their homes during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The first product in the lineup is the Webcam Monitor S40VA, and it features a 24-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD resolution, 250 nits of peak brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a 75Hz refresh rate (supports AMD FreeSync), 178° viewing angles, and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The monitor has a built-in 2MP webcam with an IR camera for Windows Hello authentication and a pop-up design (great for privacy). The Webcam Monitor also features inbuilt microphones and 2W sereo speakers that are helpful during video calls and meetings.
The new monitor has a height-adjustable stand that also supports pivot, swivel, and tilt. There’s a VESA wall-mount option (100 x 100), too. In terms of I/O, the Webcam Monitor S40VA has two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, one HDMI port, one DisplayPort, one D-Sub port, one 3.5mm headphone jack, and one 3.5mm audio-in port. Samsung says that its new monitor has been certified by TUV Rheinland for blue light reduction and flicker-free picture quality, which is meant to keep your eyes safe.
The Webcam Monitor S4 will soon be available in Europe, Southeast Asia, South Korea, and the US. It is priced at KRW 380,000 (around $327) in South Korea.
Mark Quiroz, Vice President of Marketing for the Display Division at Samsung, said, “With many adjusting to long-term hybrid work and learning environments, Samsung introduces its first webcam monitor to make life easier for those often on video calls or multitasking. Thanks to the webcam at the top of the screen, users can join a video conference, take an online class or attend a virtual event all from the same monitor, without needing to buy another device or manage more cables.”