The Samsung S4 monitor includes a pop-up webcam and two built-in stereo speakers

During Apple’s recently concluded virtual event, the tech giant made no mention of the iMac. Samsung isn’t left behind though, the Korean tech company is giving people working from home a 24-inch monitor with a built-in HD webcam, speakers and USB hubs to make life easier and smoother.

Dubbed Samsung Webcam Monitor S4, the monitor is specially designed for people juggling their lives in the hybrid working and learning environment, which has become a new normal in the ongoing pandemic. This webcam monitor will facilitate video calling and multitasking in such use cases.

The interesting monitor

The new Samsung monitor is available in a 24-inch format with an integrated HD webcam. Labeled model number S40VA, it has a webcam at the top of the screen. When not in use, the webcam remains hidden in the screen and can be raised by pushing it down into the monitor. The camera triggers instantly so you can instantly access a video conference or online course.

The monitor removes all the cable clutter required with the additional accessories in the current setup. The webcam is a mediocre 2MP FHD (1920×1080 resolution) camera with infrared and 178 degrees, which still makes it competent enough for a clear video call. To facilitate your call audio, the monitor also has two built-in 2W stereo speakers.

Other details

Interestingly, the facets of the Samsung Webcam Monitor S4 are not just limited to the pop-up camera and built-in speakers. The monitor also includes a USB hub so connecting an extra screen, laptop, or peripherals isn’t cluttered with wires on the desk. The monitor includes HDMI, DP, D-Sub and audio output ports for a range of connectivity.

The height adjustable stand of the S4 monitor allows it to tilt and swivel as desired for work efficiency. It is also integrated with a facial recognition function to access the screen without a password. For the benefit of the user’s eyes, the monitor features Samsung’s flicker-free low blue light feature so you can use the screen all day long. The Webcam Monitor S4 is now available in the United States for $320.

Edward N. Arrington