Samsung is taking its gaming monitor to a new level by launching the Odyssey G9. Not only is it a worthy successor to last year's G8, but this 49-inch curved OLED gaming beast arrives with a Dual Quad High Definition resolution of 5,120 x 1,440 and a 32:9 aspect ratio. The immersive gaming gods have come but will cost you $2,199.99.
Price aside, the G9, with its 1800R curvature, 240Hz, and 0.03 ms response, will have gamers clamoring to get sat in front of one for a weekend of nonstop gaming. According to James Fishler, Senior Vice President, Home Entertainment & Display Division, Samsung Electronics America, "The Odyssey OLED G9 delivers a premium, super-ultrawide gaming experience that puts it in a class of its own – raising the bar for OLED monitors."
Let's have a look at the Odyssey G9's specs.
Display Size 49-inch, 32:9 ratio
Resolution Dual QHD (5,120x1,440)
Panel OLED Curvature 1800R
SoC Neo Quantum Processor Pro
HDR VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400
Response Time 0.03ms (GtG)
Refresh Rate 240 Hz
AMD FreeSync Premium Pro + VESA
Adaptive Sync Gaming Hub: Yes
Game Bar: Yes
Smart TV Apps: Yes
IoT Hub Yes
Voice Assistance Yes
Lighting CoreSync & Core Lighting +Stand HAS / Tilt / VESA
Interface 1 DP(1.4) / 1 HDMI (2.1) / 1 Micro HDMI
(2.1) / USB Hub
Built-in Speaker: Yes (5W x 2)
Remote Control In-Box (USB-C charging)
An immersive gaming monitor and much more
The Odyssey G9 OLED 49-inch is massive and expensive, but Samsung gives users a lot of money. You get Samsung's Neo Quantum Processor Pro technology with AI upscaling to automatically adjust brightness and amplify details on the pixel level while gaming without users having to make adjustments.
Gamers will enjoy Real Depth Enhancer technology that has been upgraded with neural networks that enhance image quality by scanning the entire screen, identifying objects, analyzing them, and adjusting and maximizing contrast to create a more significant visual depth experience. With 8.3 million self-illuminating pixels, the Odyssey OLED G9 creates a stunning near-tear-free image and is immersive thanks to its 49 inches and 1,800 curvature.
When you add that to AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, a 240Hz refresh rate with 0.03ms response time that delivers smooth gameplay, Samsung brings much to the plate with the Odyssey G9. I would be remiss if I forgot the Samsung Gaming Hub, an all-in-one game streaming platform; gamers can play games from partners such as Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, and Google Stadia without needing a console.
At $2,199.99, the price is steep, but this is a severe gamer immersive 49-inch monitor, and when I get back from visiting with it, I will update this post and let you know what my first impressions are.
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