Samsung ViewFinity S9: Apple Studio Display alternative now available globally

Samsung has announced the global release of the ViewFinity S9 5K monitor, specifically designed to cater to the needs of creative professionals. With its impressive resolution of 5,120 x 2,880 pixels and a 27-inch IPS panel, this monitor promises exceptional image sharpness and color accuracy, reproducing 99 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. The integrated calibration technology ensures precise color accuracy even after delivery, making it an ideal choice for creative work that demands accurate color representation.

Samsung ViewFinity S9

The Samsung ViewFinity S9 5K monitor boasts a typical brightness of 600 cd/m², a maximum refresh rate of 60 Hz, and a grey-to-grey response time of 5 milliseconds. While it may not be tailored for video gamers, it’s the perfect companion for designers and artists seeking optimal color performance. Connectivity options include a mini display port and Thunderbolt 4, with the latter capable of supplying connected devices with up to 90 watts of electrical power. Additionally, the monitor features three USB ports for added convenience.

For mounting flexibility, the Samsung S9 5K supports VESA mounting (100 x 100 millimeters) and pivot mode, providing users with multiple setup options. Samsung has also incorporated a mini DisplayPort and a magnetically attachable 4K webcam, ensuring privacy when needed.

What sets the ViewFinity S9 apart from the competition is its integrated smart TV features, enabled by Samsung’s Tizen operating system and a WLAN module. Users can now directly stream films and games onto the monitor without the need to connect to a PC. The addition of a remote control further enhances the convenience and versatility of the monitor.

Samsung ViewFinity S9 price and release date

The ViewFinity S9 5K monitor S90PC can now be pre-ordered from Bhphotovideo.com for a price of 1,599.99. Availability should be from September 2023.

Updated on August 22, 2023: Samsung ViewFinity S9 S90PC is now also available to pre-ordered on Amazon.com at 1,599.99 and will be released on August 28, 2023.

Samsung S90PC specifications

Samsung ViewFinity S9
  • Display: 27-inch IPS panel, Anti-Glare
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Resolution: 5120 x 2880 (5K)
  • Brightness: 600 cd/m2
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Response Time: 5 ms (GtG)
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
  • Bit Depth: 10-Bit
  • Color Support: 1.07 Billion Colors
  • Color Gamut: 99% DCI-P3
  • Dot Pitch: 0.11655 x 0.11655 mm
  • Pixels Per Inch: 218 PPI
  • Features: HDR10, Wi-Fi, Smart TV, Gaming Hub, Pantone Validated, Smart Calibration. Built-In Speakers/Mic (Adaptive Sound+), 4K SlimFit Webcam, Lock Slot
  • Ports: 1 x Mini DisplayPort, HDCP, 1 x USB-C Thunderbolt 4, 3 x USB-C
  • Stand: Height Adj. (120 mm), Rotation (90°), Tilt (-2 to 15°)
  • Dimensions: 611.4 x 530.7 x 27.1 mm (without stand)

Samsung recently also made available its G95SC series 49-inch Odyssey OLED G9 in the United States after its grand debut at CES 2023. Boasting an impressive 32:9 aspect ratio, a graceful 1800R curvature, and a native resolution of 5120 x 1440 pixels, it can be yours for just $1,799, down from $2,199.99.

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