Samsung Electronics Australia recently announced the new Smart Monitor M8 will hit local shores in the coming months, adding to the company’s range of smart display products.

The slimline M8 monitor is a 32-inch 4K UHD display that also includes a detachable magnetic SlimFit Camera featuring face tracking and auto-zoom functionality.

At this stage, it looks like Australians will only have a Warm White colour option, while overseas consumers will have additional choices such as Sunset Pink, Daylight Blue and Spring Green.

Along with a remote control and in-built speakers, the M8 functions as both a traditional monitor and a smart TV. Streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and Apple TV can be accessed via Wi-Fi without needing any additional devices.

“We aspired to create a product capable of matching the lifestyles of all kinds of people and preferences,” Samsung Electronics executive vice president and head of design team, visual display business, Kyounghoon Kim said.

Designed to be an all-in-one home office solution, the M8 smart monitor can connect to a range of IT devices via its upgraded Smart Hub. This allows users to connect wirelessly to Windows and Mac computers, access Apple AirPlay, and mirror smartphone content.

Smart home users can also use the Samsung M8’s SmartThings Hub as part of the Linux-based Tizen OS to wirelessly connect all compatible smart devices together in one place. From the SmartThings Hub app, users can access connected devices via an intuitive control panel.

Smart assistant services such as Amazon Alexa and Samsung Bixby are supported, with the M8 including a Far Field Voice microphone for voice command functionality.

Samsung’s full updated range of smart monitor devices including M8, plus enhanced M7 and M5 models, will be available in Australia from May. Local pricing details are yet to be confirmed, although overseas pre-orders list the M8 at US$700 (approx $930 ex GST). Samsung is offering customers registrations of interest to be the first to purchase the M8.