About two months ago, Samsung had introduced the 49" large 5K (5,120 x 1,440 pixels) monitor S49A950UIU in ultra-wide 32:9 format at a price of 1,250 euros - but without naming a release date. Now Samsung has announced it under the new name S9U at a price of around 1,400 euros for December.
The Samsung S9U is aimed at business users with its dual QHD resolution, but is also interesting for video work due to its technical specifications, such as 95% coverage of the professional DCI-P3 color space (as well as 100% sRGB) and its large work surface. It uses a curved (1800R) VA panel with Samsung&s QLED technology with a refresh rate of 120Hz, a color depth of 10bit, a brightness of 350 nits as well as a contrast of 3,000:1.
It also supports HDR reproduction via the VESA DisplayHDR 400 standard, which, however, does not really guarantee a satisfactory display - see also our guide article on the topic When can a monitor display real HDR? Be careful with the DisplayHDR standards.
Its interfaces include two HDMI and one USB-C port, a DisplayPort as well as three USB 3.0 interfaces and an Ethernet port. The Samsung S9U also integrates some hub functionality, allowing it to serve a laptop connected via USB-C not only as a display, but also as a power source (maximum 90W) and a connection to the local Ethernet.
A KVM switch is also on board, which can be used to operate two computers connected to the monitor with only one keyboard and mouse, which can be switched between simply by pushing a button - the pictures of both computers can also be displayed side by side via Picture-by-Picture function.
Samsung S9U KVM functionality
Its ergonomic features include the ability to adjust the height as well as tilt or rotation, and eye-friendly Eye Comfort and Flicker Free technology, which reduce blue light and screen flicker.