At CES 2023, Samsung Electronics unveiled its new Odyssey, ViewFinity, and Smart Monitor lines, igniting the next generation of display technology.
Odyssey Neo G9: The World’s First Dual UHD Gaming Monitor
The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 Gaming Monitor (Model Number: G95NC) provides gamers with unprecedented detail and a wide field of view. For the first time, a gaming monitor with 7,682,160 resolution and a 32:9 aspect ratio is available on a single screen.
Its 1000R curved 57-inch screen employs quantum mini LED technology in conjunction with the VESA Display HDR 1000 specification to deliver superior imaging in any game environment, from shadows to bright scenes. The Matte Display reduces screen reflection, reducing distractions even during the most intense gaming sessions.
It also features the world’s first DisplayPort 2.1 support, which transfers data roughly twice as fast as the previous DisplayPort 1.4 standard. Furthermore, the new DP2.1 supports industry-standard lossless Display Stream Compression (DSC) to transmit data without distortion.
The Odyssey Neo G9 also has a 240Hz refresh rate, so gamers won’t miss anything 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 newest addition to the Odyssey lineup, with a dual quad-HD 49″ 1800R curved display and a 32:9 aspect ratio. Its quantum dot technology OLED lighting is pixel-by-pixel controlled, allowing for a nearly infinite colour contrast ratio.
The OLED screen illuminates each pixel individually rather than using a backlight, allowing for a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio while delivering true RGB and true black without the use of colour filters.
The Odyssey OLED G9 also has a 0.1ms response time and a 240Hz refresh rate to eliminate lagging and skipping during gameplay.
The Odyssey OLED G9 also makes use of apps from partners such as Prime Video, Netflix, and YouTube via Smart Hub, allowing users to enjoy a variety of over-the-top content via an Internet connection without the need for a PC.
It also has Samsung Gaming Hub, an all-in-one game streaming platform that allows gamers to discover and play cloud-based games from partners like Xbox and NVIDIA GeForce Now without the need for a console or to download games.
ViewFinity S9: Smart Color Calibration Designed for Creative Professionals
The ViewFinity S9 (Model Number: S90PC) is the most recent addition to Samsung’s monitor lineup. For the first time, it has a 5K 27″ screen and is designed for creative professionals such as graphic designers and photographers. Its 5,120 x 2,880 resolution, combined with its 99% DCI-P3 colour gamut, provides crisp and true-to-form details, and its average Delta E 2 colour accuracy produces clear and precise colour representation, even in complex or nuanced visual environments.
The Color Calibration Engine built into the monitor ensures precise screen colour and brightness, allowing users to adjust white balance, Gamma, and RGB colour balance for perfect accuracy with their smartphones via the Samsung Smart Calibration app. To reduce distractions while working, the Matte Display reduces light reflection and glare.
Cameras and other devices can be connected to the monitor via USB-C and Thunderbolt 4 connections, allowing users to easily transfer massive files of high-resolution video or other large data sets from storage devices to their PC. The ViewFinity S9 Series includes a 4K SlimFit camera and native video conferencing via apps like Google Meet, which are included in the Samsung Smart Hub.
Smart Monitor M8: Bringing Productivity, Entertainment and Personal Life Together
The Smart Monitor M8 (Model Number: M80C) has a stylish and slim design and is now available in a new 27″ size as well as the existing 32″ size, both with 4K resolution. It is available in four different colours, allowing it to fit into any room: Daylight Blue, Spring Green, Sunset Pink, or Warm White are all options.
Users can find the best angle with the height-adjustable stand with tilt support. Users can now pivot the screen 90 degrees to view long documents with less scrolling. It also complies with VESA mount compatibility standards, allowing you to save space and maintain a clutter-free environment.
Through the built-in SmartThings Hub, the Smart Monitor M8 can connect, control, and manage hundreds of compatible connected devices such as lights, cameras, doorbells, locks, thermostats, and more. From this year forward, Samsung intends to broaden device options and usability by supporting Matter functionality and Home Connectivity Alliance standards.
For a new level of convenience without a remote, mouse control functionality has been added to many of the Smart Monitor’s over-the-top apps, including SmartThings and the Smart Hub.
Through Smart Hub, users can gain instant access to Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube, and other over-the-top services using the Smart Monitor M8. They can also easily access the all-in-one game streaming platform, Samsung Gaming Hub.
The new My Contents feature provides users with quick access to useful information. When the monitor is in standby mode and detects a registered smartphone via low-power Bluetooth, the screen displays the user’s personalised photos, schedule, and other information. When the phone moves out of range, the monitor goes into standby mode.
The Smart Monitor M8’s integrated SlimFit camera has been upgraded to 2K resolution and is compatible with video conferencing apps such as Google Meet.
Furthermore, the Smart Monitor M8 is protected by Samsung Knox Vault, which encrypts personal data and isolates stored files and information from the device’s main operating system to prevent attacks.