Update: Oct 5, 2015 – The Samsung SE370 which was first unveiled at few months back is now available for pre-orders. It is priced at $249.99 and is available through Newegg.com. While the release date on the website is mentioned as November 13th, there is no exact date for shipping the monitor. As said earlier, this is the world’s first monitor to come with built-in wireless charger. The availability of the monitor outside the U.S is still not known yet.
Earlier: July 27, 2015 – Heard about the latest technology of Wireless Charging right? But this is something new which Samsung has announced today. Dubbed as the SE370 Model, this new product from Samsung is a full-HD monitor which comes with the Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi standard. The monitor is available in two different variants ie 23.6-inch (S24E370DL) and 27-inch (S27E370DS) and there’s no pricing information available at the moment.
Unlike many other gimmicky features offered by others in this segment, this does look like a useful option though only relevant to the users who own a Smartphone which supports Qi Charging. A quick Phone Search gave us less than 25 phones which supported this and the chances of this monitor usage goes lower with this fact.
The biggest point to make a note is that the Wireless Charging pad is located at the centre bottom area which clearly means that if you are going to wall-mount this then the chances of using the wireless charging feature are Zero. Again this is a Monitor expected to be on your work desk and this is a very Smart integration by Samsung.
Talking about the features it comes with Eco Saving Plus function which reduces the screen brightness for power consumption. The resolution is 1920 X 1080 and now 4K which is something we were more interested in. Other features include Wireless Charging, Eco Saving Plus, Magic Bright, Magic Upscale, Game Mode, Eye Saver Mode, Flicker Free, FreeSync, Image Size etc
If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S6 or any Qi Charging Compatible Smartphone, this should be your next Monitor.