Samsung Showcases Next-Gen Monitor Lineup, Ready to Shake the Industry

At CES 2023, Samsung made the official debut of its next-generation Odyssey product line, which comprises the Neo G9 and the OLED G9, both of which are capable of supporting refresh rates of up to 240 hertz. Samsung is expanding its entertainment offerings with the addition of the ViewFinity S9 and the Smart Monitor M8.

We are introducing the future of gaming monitors with our Odyssey Neo G9, making each game more lifelike with innovative features and picture quality on a new scale.

CES is the perfect place to showcase our innovations that can take not only gamers but also graphic designers or TV fans to the next level while providing personalized experiences across a range of integrated smart apps.” 

– Hoon Chung, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics

Odyssey Neo G9: Powered by Dual UHD Display

The all-new Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 expands on the popularity of the previous Odyssey G9 and has the first dual UHD resolution (7680 x 2160) 32:9 display in the world. For context, the Odyssey G9 has a maximum display of 5120 x 1440; hence this is a massive upgrade. The monitor sports a massive 57-inch 1000R curved screen with quantum micro-LED technology that has been certified by VESA Display HDR 1000 for superb picture reproduction in even the most difficult in-game conditions.

Like its predecessor, it offers a high refresh rate of 240Hz and features a matte coating on its display to decrease glare. The Odyssey Neo G9 is the first monitor in the world to offer DisplayPort 2.1, which allows lossless industry-standard Display Stream Compression (DSC) to transport information without distortion and enables data transfers at nearly twice the speed.

With so many notable improvements, we don’t anticipate the Odyssey Neo G9 to be inexpensive. However, Samsung has not yet confirmed the specifics of the cost and availability. On the exhibition floor in the next days, we anticipate finding out more information about the Odyssey Neo G9.

Odyssey OLED G9

The Samsung Odyssey OLED G9, as its name indicates, is an improved model of the original G9 that has a brilliant OLED display for intense blacks and almost limitless colour contrast. It boasts a 49-inch 1800R curved display with quad-HD resolution and a 32:9 aspect ratio, and it employs OLED quantum dot technology to provide pixel-perfect color contrast.

The OLED panel delivers real RGB and true black without the need for colour filters, enabling a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. It also lights each pixel individually and does not rely on a backlight. The Odyssey OLED G9’s 0.1ms reaction time and 240Hz refresh rate help to prevent lagging and skipping during games.

The OLED G9’s closest rival is the Alienware 34 QD-OLED, which is comparable to it in terms of brightness and contrast ratio. However, Samsung takes the lead with its elegant 49-inch size, while Alienware comes in at 34 inches.

The Odyssey OLED G9 also makes use of applications from partners like Prime Video, Netflix, and YouTube via Smart Hub, which enables customers to access a variety of over-the-top media through an Internet connection and without a PC. It also has Samsung Gaming Hub, an all-in-one game streaming platform that enables players to find and play cloud-based games from partners like Xbox and NVIDIA GeForce Now without a console or game downloads.

ViewFinity S9: Built for Professionals 

The ViewFinity S9 is the newest professional monitor to be offered by Samsung. For the first time, it has a 5K 27″ screen and is designed with creative professionals like graphic designers and photographers in mind. Even in complex or nuanced visual settings, its 5,120 x 2,880 resolution and broad colour gamut of 99% DCI-P3 deliver sharp, true-to-form details, and its average Delta E ≦ 2[1] colour accuracy also results in clear, exact colour representation. 

The ViewFinity S9 is Samsung’s reply to Apple’s Mac Studio. Samsung says its latest external monitors are designed to “deliver unmatched image quality and a range of innovative features for people looking to work, play and live through their monitor display.” However, Samsung again takes the lead here by including an inbuilt 4K camera along with additional Thunderbolt 4 ports. 

The monitor’s built-in Color Calibration Engine assures accurate screen colour and brightness, and users can use their smartphones and the Samsung Smart Calibration application to precisely alter white balance, gamma, and RGB colour balance. The Matte Display reduces glare and light reflection to lessen workplace distractions.

Smart Monitor M8: Entertainment and Work All in One Package

The Smart Monitor M8 has a fashionable and sleek design and is now available in two new sizes, both with 4K resolution: 27″ and 32″. This monitor is available in four colours, making it compatible with any space: Warm White, Daylight Blue, Spring Green, or Sunset Pink.

Users get the optimal angle thanks to the height-adjustable stand with tilt support. Users may now see lengthy papers with less scrolling because to the screen’s ability to tilt 90 degrees. Additionally, it complies with VESA mount compatibility requirements, which helps maintain a clutter-free environment and saves space.

Through the integrated SmartThings Hub, the Smart Monitor M8 can connect to, manage, and control hundreds of compatible connected devices, such as lights, cameras, doorbells, locks, thermostats, and more. Beginning this year, Samsung intends to embrace Matter functionality and Home Connectivity Alliance standards in order to increase device options and usefulness.

The Smart Monitor M8 is also shielded by Samsung Knox Vault, which protects it from threats by encrypting user data and isolating stored files and information from the device’s primary operating system.

As previously indicated, Samsung has not yet disclosed the full list of features, prices, and availability information for its range of next-generation monitors. We’ll be there at CES 2023 to see the monitors in person, and as soon as we discover more, we’ll let you know.

Source: Samsung Electronics


Muhammad Zuhair

Passionate about technology and gaming content, Zuhair focuses on analysing information and then presenting it to the audience.
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