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5K display with Thunderbolt 4 connectivity rivals Apple Studio Display

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Samsung has announced another ViewFinity display, a month after the last update to its ViewFinity S8. For some reason, Samsung’s marketing image refers to the new display as the Viewfinity S9, but its press release still uses “ViewFinity S9”. Either way, the monitor could prove to be an Apple Studio Display and LG UltraFine 5K competitor, thanks to its size and native resolution.

Specifically, the ViewFinity S9 features a 27-inch 5K (5,120 x 2,880) panel, compared to the native 4K resolution of the ViewFinity S8 (S8UT). For reference, the size and resolution of the ViewFinity S9 gives 218 pixels per inch. Additionally, ViewFinity S9 offers 99% DCI-P3 color space coverage and factory-calibrated Delta E <2 chromatic aberrations. Samsung adds that it has integrated a "color calibration engine" to calibrate color balance, gamma and white balance using a smartphone, eliminating the need for specialized hardware.

It remains to be seen how good these calibration options will be. The matte finish should also reduce glare and diffuse reflections as you work. In addition to that, ViewFinity S9 has Thunderbolt 4 ports and an integrated webcam called 4K SlimFit Camera. The screen can also be used in portrait orientation, as shown below. Unfortunately, Samsung has yet to confirm pricing or availability details. Please note that the monitor may be listed by its model number at some retailers, S90PC, instead of ViewFinity S9.

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