Samsung officially unveiled its next-generation Odyssey lineup at CES 2023 which includes the Neo G9 and OLED G9 with up to 240Hz refresh rates.
Samsung unveils two leading Odyssey games at CES 2023: Odyssey Neo G9 & OLED G9
press release: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced Today, the company will introduce new models in its lineup of monitors, to extend its leadership in the field of visual display for users.
New offerings in the Odyssey, ViewFinity and Smart Monitor collections at CES 2023 will deliver unparalleled picture quality and a host of innovative features for people looking to work, play and live with their display.
Samsung revolutionizes the ultra-wide display category with the launch of the Odyssey Neo G9, the world’s first single screen with dual Ultra HD resolution. This innovation is a testament to Samsung’s industry-leading position in delivering the most immersive and realistic gaming experience available on the market.
“We are introducing the future of gaming monitors with the Odyssey Neo G9, making every game more realistic with innovative features and picture quality on a new scale,” said Hon Chung, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “CES is the perfect venue to showcase our innovations that can take not only gamers, but also graphic designers or TV enthusiasts to the next level while providing personalized experiences via a suite of integrated smart applications.”
Odyssey Neo G9: The world’s first dual UHD gaming monitor
The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 Gaming Monitor (Model Name: G95NC) lets gamers see new levels of detail with an unparalleled field of view. The gaming monitor delivers a resolution of 7680 x 2160 and an aspect ratio of 32:9 in a single screen for the first time.
Its 57-inch 1000R curved screen uses Quantum mini LED technology with VESA Display HDR 1000 specification to deliver superior imaging in any gaming environment, from the shadows to the bright scenes. The matte screen reduces light reflection off the screen, reducing distractions during your most intense gaming sessions.
It also boasts the world’s first DisplayPort 2.1 support, which transfers data nearly twice as fast as the previously used DisplayPort 1.4. In addition, the new DP2.1 allows industry-standard Display Stream Compression (DSC) to transmit information without distortion.
The Odyssey Neo G9 also supports a 240Hz refresh rate, so gamers will not miss a thing during fast-paced gameplay.
Odyssey OLED G9: Brighter whites, deeper blacks, and near-infinite color contrast
The Odyssey OLED G9 (Model number: G95SC) is the latest addition to the Odyssey lineup, featuring a 49-inch 1800R, 32:9 Quad HD Dual Curved display. Quantum dot technology OLED lighting is controlled pixel by pixel, enabling a high contrast ratio. Infinite colors.
The OLED screen lights each pixel individually and is not dependent on backlighting, allowing for a dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 while providing true RGB and true blacks without color filters.
For smooth gameplay, the Odyssey OLED G9 also features a 0.1ms response time and 240Hz refresh rate to eliminate lag and skips.
The Odyssey OLED G9 also uses apps from partners such as Prime Video, Netflix and YouTube through its Smart Hub, which allows users to enjoy various content using an internet connection, without the need for a PC.
It’s also equipped with the Samsung Gaming Hub, an all-in-one game streaming platform that allows gamers to discover and play games in the cloud from partners like Xbox and NVIDIA GeForce Now, without the need for a console or game downloads.
ViewFinity S9: Intelligent color calibration designed for creative professionals
The ViewFinity S9 (Model number: S90PC) is Samsung’s latest addition to its monitor lineup. It features a 27-inch 5K display for the first time and is designed for creative professionals like graphic designers and photographers. Its resolution of 5120 x 2880 combined with its wide color gamut is 99% DCI-P3, delivers crisp, true-to-form detail, and averages Delta E 2 Color accuracy also produces clear and accurate color representation, even in complex or subtle visual environments.
The screen’s built-in color calibration engine ensures accurate screen color and brightness, allowing users to adjust white balance, gamma, and RGB color balance for perfect accuracy with their smartphones through the Samsung Smart Calibration app. The matte screen reduces reflection and glare to reduce distraction while you work.
Users can connect cameras and other devices to the monitor through USB-C and Thunderbolt 4 connections to easily transfer large files of HD video or other large data sets from storage devices to their computers. The ViewFinity S9 series comes with a 4K SlimFit camera and supports native video conferencing through apps like Google Meet built into the Samsung Smart Hub.
Smart Monitor M8: Combine productivity, entertainment and personal life
The M8 Smart Monitor (model number: M80C) features a sleek, slim design and now comes in a new size of 27 inches in addition to the current size of 32 inches, both in 4K resolution. It comes in four color options that allow this screen to match any room: daylight blue, spring green, sunset pink, or warm white.
The height-adjustable stand with tilt support provides users with the best angle. The screen can now rotate around 90 degrees, which helps users view long documents with less scrolling. It also meets VESA mount compatibility standards to help save space and maintain a clutter-free environment.
The Smart Monitor M8 can connect, control, and manage hundreds of compatible connected devices through the built-in SmartThings Hub, including lights, cameras, doorbells, locks, thermostats, and more. Samsung plans to expand hardware options and usability with support for Matter functionality and Home Connectivity Alliance standards from this year onwards.
In addition, the Smart Monitor M8 is also protected by Samsung Knox Vault, which encrypts personal data and keeps stored files and information isolated from the device’s main operating system to protect it from attacks.