Samsung has announced a new line of monitors that contain a notable piece of technology – wireless charging.
The Samsung SE370 line is comprised of a 27-inch model and a 24-inch model, and both make for a sharp viewing experience. But the headline feature here has nothing to do with these monitors’ primary function.
Rather, Samsung is highlighting the fact that the SE370 is the first monitor to come with a wireless mobile charging facility.
When the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge launched earlier in the year, they were praised for supporting two different wireless charging standards. This clearly signalled that Samsung was ready to throw its considerable weight behind a wireless charging future.
That’s been emphasised here with the announcement of the SE370. Both monitors in the range have wireless charging technology stashed in their bases.
These bases feature a flat, smooth plastic plate on which you can sit your smartphone. If that smartphone supports Qi wireless charging, it will be recharged without having to plug it in.
“Technology should support, not interfere with, active lifestyles. Our customers increasingly rely on mobile devices to obtain information and interact with others; so by doing away with the clutter on their desks, we are helping them to use their mobile devices in a smarter way,” said Samsung’s Seok-gi Kim.
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As mentioned, the SE370 range appears to perform well in its primary function. Both 1080p monitors feature Plane-to-Line-Switching (PLS) panels for optimised viewing across a full 178 degree wide-viewing angle, and a 300 cd/m2 maximum brightness.
They also support AMD FreeSync technology, which works with new AMD graphics cards to synchronise the refresh rate. The result is the reduction of stutter and input lag in games and video playback. Response times of 4ms will also be of interest to gamers.
There’s no news on pricing or release date for the Samsung SE370 range, but expect to see it some time in the latter half of the year.
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