Samsung takes on Apple and LG with its own 5K display for creative pros

A marketing image of Samsung’s ViewFinity S9 monitor.
The ViewFinity has an aluminum stand and enclosure. | Image: Samsung

Samsung’s 2023 monitor plans don’t just include Odyssey gaming screens and a new version of its Smart Monitor: the company is also directly coming after Apple and LG with a 27-inch, color-accurate 5K monitor called the ViewFinity S9. Samsung says the 5120×2880 IPS display has a matte finish to reduce glare and covers 99 percent of the DCI-P3 wide color gamut.

The ViewFinity S9 will support a wide mix of I/O including HDMI, Thunderbolt 4, USB-C, and DisplayPort. It can charge laptops at up to 96 watts. The S9’s sleek design and metal enclosure are in keeping with Apple’s Studio Display and LG’s higher-end OLED monitors. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get an answer at press time as to whether Samsung’s latest monitor includes local dimming. I’m…

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Author: Chris Welch