At the beginning of last year, Samsung launched a product that the company calls a “smart screen” – something in between a TV and a computer screen that has a small built-in media player to stream movies and series but no TV tuner or other TV features.
Now the second generation of the smart screen has been launched, and the M8 as it is called has a completely new design. The screen comes in four pastel colors (pink, blue, green and white) and has a square aluminum stand that makes the similarities with Apple’s all-in-one computer Imac obvious.
Like its predecessor, the M8 is 32 inches large and has 4k resolution. It has an included webcam of a slightly better cut that is attached to a special connector at the top of the back and looks forward across the screen. The fact that it is not built-in means that the lens can be deeper and provide better image quality, but also that users who do not want or may not have a webcam can remove it.
The screen can charge a connected laptop with up to 65 watts of power and has an extra USB-C connector downstream to connect additional accessories.
Swedish price and availability have not been presented yet. The M7 was released this summer, six months after the US launch.