Samsung has designed the ViewFinity S8UP series monitors for digital work in which the authentic representation of colors is important. The 32-inch or 27-inch monitors are validated for the mandatory Pantone color system.
The internationally used color system of the US company Pantone defines a series of colors for the graphics and printing industry. The binding standard is intended to ensure that the color is output identically on the respective device. For this, output devices such as the new Samsung monitors must be set and checked accordingly.
Samsung monitors are Pantone validated
Pantone had already announced a partnership with Samsung in January, under which the South Korean manufacturer’s monitors and televisions will be validated for the Pantone Matching System (PMS) and the Pantone SkinTones.
According to Samsung, the ViewFinity monitors are “Pantone Validated“, by which “the authentic representation of more than 2,000 colors as well as the newly added 110 skin tones“ will be guaranteed. The Pantone Skintone Guide helps to match skin tones.
Other manufacturers such as ViewSonic also have Pantone-validated monitors in their range.
Seal of approval for freedom from glare
Samsung also speaks of “world’s first UL-approved anti-glare “Matte Display”“. The seal of approval from the US company Underwriters Laboratories (UL for short), which readers should be familiar with from the test software 3DMark and PCMark, has only been issued for a few months and is intended to certify that monitors with a “matt” front screen also really minimize annoying reflections.
The monitors should also offer advantages from an ecological point of view, as more recycled plastics are used in production. A power-saving mode with reduced brightness is supposed to save energy during use. The TCO-9 seal stands for sustainability.
IPS panels with UHD and 98% DCI-P3
But now to the technology: Both versions of the S8UP are IPS panels with 3,840 × 2,160 pixels in 16:9 format. The DCI-P3 color space should be covered by 98 percent. A DisplayHDR 600 certification is also offered. The connections include the modern USB-C socket, which in this case should provide up to 90 watts for connected devices. An Ethernet port provides additional docking functionality. The manufacturer’s product pages provide further information.
The Samsung ViewFinity S8UP should be available from the beginning of August at the recommended retail price of 589 euros (27 inches) and 789 euros (32 inches) in the Samsung shop and in German retailers.