The Odyssey series from Samsung would look great on any desk.
What just occurred? Samsung hasn’t given up on curved screens just yet, even though they were one of the biggest display technology failures of the 2010s, alongside 3D. Friday, the South Korean electronics giant announced two curved gaming monitors with revolutionary designs and category-leading features.
Samsung calls the Odyssey G9’s 49-inch display the world’s first Dual Quad High-Definition (DQHD, 5,120 x 1,440 resolution) screen with a 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. The HDR1000 VA panel features Quantum dot technology and a 1000R curve with 1000 cd/m2 peak brightness.
The exterior of the G9 is also aesthetically pleasing, with a futuristic white exterior and an “infinity core lighting” system with 52 color options and five lighting effects.
The Odyssey G7 offers the same response time, refresh rate, aggressive curve, and performance as the Odyssey G9, but in 32-inch and 27-inch sizes. Expect Quad-High Definition (2,560 x 1,440 resolution), a 16:9 aspect ratio, and an HDR600 VA panel with 600 cd/m2 peak brightness from the G7 series. Additionally, the white exterior has been replaced with a matte black finish.
Next week at CES 2020, Samsung will showcase three G-sync-compatible monitors at its booth. Availability is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020, but pricing is currently unknown.