Samsung launches Odyssey G9, a large 49-inch curved display for 1440p gaming. Among this new line of gaming monitors, the manufacturer also released the Odyssey G7, a not-so-impressive version of the G9, available in 27 or 32 inches. This screen launch is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.
While the presentation of Galaxy S11 or S20 is still expected that February 11, 2020, Samsung took advantage of CES in Las Vegas to highlight other innovations. Among them, a new line of futuristic gaming monitors: Odyssey G9 and G7. Both displays are awarded at the CES Innovations Awards and, according to the manufacturer, "feature the latest technological advances in the field of gaming monitors."
How about that specifically? It is true that the Odyssey G9 does not leave marble, its design in any case. This massive screen is marked by a 49-inch 1000R curved slab, a curvature that is closer to human peripheral vision (also at 1000R). In fact, users should experience better visual comfort. For this, a refresh rate of 240 Hz must be added and the response time is almost immediate 1 ms, to reduce the delay as much as possible.
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Samsung has equipped the Odyssey G9 with Nvidia's G-Sync technology and AMD's FreeSync to ensure optimal syncing with the graphics card, to eliminate jerkiness and extract as many images as possible. "With these two features, you no longer need to choose a monitor based on your graphics card brand: the gaming experience is very dynamic and very smooth, all in Full HD," the company said.
Odyssey G9 offers a definition in Dual WQHD, e.g. 5120 x 1440 pixels. HDR-certified displays also exist in games, such as Quantum Dot technology, which can be found on the QLED TV brand. The main advantage of this technology is that it returns 95% of the color space. In fact, the color is said to be brighter and more natural.
Odyssey G7, simpler G9
Specifically, the Odyssey G7 combines the impressive features of its sister pillar: the 1000R curved display, 240 Hz, 1 ms response time, G-Sync and FreeSync. Only diagonal slabs and simpler definitions. Odyssey G7 will be available in the 27- or 32-inch version in the WQHD definition, e.g. 2560 x 1440 pixels.
Both monitors have an HDMI 2.0 port, two DisplayPort 1.4 USB 3.0 ports and an audio output to connect your gaming headphones. For now, the launch of both screens is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020. Samsung has not communicated any prices at this time, but given the proposal, it is a safe bet that the positions are higher than the expected range, perhaps between 1000 and € 1,500.