Samsung’s new monitor has a pop-up webcam

Work from home and video chat are the future. Samsung knows this, and now the company has unveiled a computer display with a webcam elegantly integrated into the top bezel.

The monitor features a 24-inch 1080p screen with a small rectangular pop-up camera hidden behind the screen at the top. While there’s no denying that the webcam is quite awkward when fully extended, the fact that Samsung has slid it into the screen when not in use makes it that much more appealing to me.

Additionally, the monitor includes built-in speakers and a USB hub. While you’d think it would help clean up the cable management situation, its awkward placement behind the screen seems a bit odd to me. The port selection is a bit dated (see below), but versatile enough to suit most people. Still, a USB-C input would have been a cutting-edge touch.

The monitor includes a D-sub port, a DisplayPort 1.2, two USB-A 3.0 sockets, an HDMI 1.4 port and a headphone jack.

Overall, it’s not the most amazing monitor for creatives, but it could be a very versatile option for someone who just wants a side screen for working from home.

The real star of the show is of course the two-megapixel Full HD webcam. It’s designed to support Windows Hello face unlock and has a mic so it can work without a headset.

It should be noted that the camera does not appear automatically like the operation of the front shooter of the OnePlus 7 Pro. Instead, you have to press it and bring it up, like ejecting an SD card from a camera.

Samsung’s website does not currently list the cost of this monitor or its availability.

Source: Samsung

Edward N. Arrington