Samsung has added another monitor to their assortment; The Samsung U32H850 features 4K UHD resolution, FreeSync, and the quantum-dot technology for a wider range of colors. Moreover, it has a gorgeous design and extensive connectivity and ergonomic abilities. Overall, it’s shaping up to be quite an awesome monitor for pure high-quality multimedia enjoyment. We just hope it will be reasonably priced once it’s released.
3840×2160 Resolution (4K, UHD)
16:9 Aspect Ratio
4ms Response Time (GTG)
Ports: 2x HDMI, DisplayPort, miniDisplayPort, 4x USB 3.0
Brightness: 250 cd/m2
Static Contrast: 3,000:1
Pixel Pitch: 0.18 mm
The Samsung U32H850 monitor will offer an amazing image quality with vibrant colors and expressive details as its 31.5-inch panel feature a 4K UHD resolution which in turn results in a rich pixel density of roughly 140 pixels per inch. To most people, it’s the perfect screen size/resolution ratio as you don’t have to scale the image and still have a spacious and detail-oriented picture.
The VA panel of the Samsung U32H850 screen offers a superior static contrast ratio of 3,000:1 which delivers an augmented relation between the darkest and the brightest colors as well as simply astonishing deep black colors. Furthermore, the color quality is enhanced by the quantum dots which broaden the color range and deliver darker green and red tones, among other things. The color gamut is expanded beyond the sRGB color space, but not over Adobe RGB which still makes the monitor ideal for the professional photography and color-critical work.
Besides offering accurate and vibrant colors, the VA panel of the Samsung U32H850 PC display ensures the impeccable 178-degree viewing angles for the perfect image no matter the angle you’re looking at the screen. The 10-bit (without dithering) panel delivers 1.07 billion colors for an immersive viewing experience and more vivid and lifelike colors for any multimedia activity you happen to launch, including gaming.
FreeSync makes the Samsung U32H850 suitable as a gaming monitor, especially for the AMD users. FreeSync technology allows you to synchronize the frame rate of your compatible AMD graphics card to the refresh rate of the Samsung U32H850 4K monitor. As a result, you gain a steady FPS (Frames Per Second) rate within the dynamic range which is at the moment not specified for this monitor. Screen tearing, stuttering, and input lag are also eliminated within the dynamic range. In addition, the 4ms gray to gray response time speed allows you to enjoy blur-free fast-paced video games. Although for professional players, a TN panel gaming monitor with the rapid 1ms response time is more recommended.
Lastly, the Samsung U32H850 FreeSync monitor offers the Picture in Picture and Picture by Picture modes. The latter allows you to connect two devices to the screen, and have command over both individual images by using just one set of keyboard and mouse. Moreover, the Samsung U32H850 features the Eye Saver Mode with a low blue light filter that eliminates the harmful blue lights which along the flicker-free screen allow you to watch the screen for hours without feeling eye fatigue.
Design & Connectivity
The slim profile of the monitor includes not quite thin, not quite thick bezels, but from the looks of it, there is no visible border along the screen frame which makes the somewhat wide bezels tolerable. The bottom bezel seems to have a textured finish while the Y-shaped base offers plenty of ergonomic functionalities including pivot, height adjustment, tilt, swivel, and 100 x 100 VESA mount compatibility. At the back of the monitor, there’s a joystick which is used for easy navigation through the OSD menu.
The connector ports are as follows: an HDMI 1.4, an HDMI 2.0, a DisplayPort 1.2, a miniDisplayPort 1.2, and four USB 3.0 ports. Two of the USB ports are placed at the side of the monitor and support the fast charging capacity. FreeSync will definitely be supported over the DisplayPort and most likely over HDMI, too.
The Samsung U32H850 price is unknown at the moment (May 2017). Considering its stunning design, connectivity, and ergonomic features as well as the size and the high resolution, the monitor is leaning towards a perfect 4K resolution monitor for everyday/casual purposes. In addition, the complete sRGB color gamut thanks to the quantum dots make it an appealing monitor for aspiring photographers and designers. On the other hand, AMD FreeSync makes the monitor adequate for 4K gaming as well, although we still have to see how the monitor performs in terms of input lag and the dynamic sync range. Regardless of that, the Samsung U32H850 is an overall amazing 4K monitor for all purposes that’s a few steps ahead of the regular 4K monitors and we hope it will be reasonably priced. The Samsung U32H850 release date is unknown as well for now.
The Samsung U32H850 is an excellent 4K monitor with a wide color gamut thanks to its quantum dot technology. Additionally, it features a stunning design with versatile ergonomics and plenty connectivity options. Lastly, it offers FreeSync for a smoother gameplay experienced for the AMD users.