Samsung is preparing to release a new gaming monitor in Q3 2018. It will be the first ever 4K 240Hz display and will have an integrated sound system with a high-quality subwoofer for improved audio immersion. This monitor could see Samsung finally catching up on their rival, Dell’s curved FreeSync monitors released earlier this year which offer nearly identical features at $800 cheaper price tag than Odyssey Neo G8
The “Samsung G9 Odyssey” is a 4K 240Hz display that Samsung has released. This means that it can show images at 120 frames per second, which is twice as fast as the usual 60 frames per second. It also features a built-in sound bar and speakers.
Hold your horses, Gigabyte and MSI, and step aside, Corsair. Samsung will strive to reclaim dominance in the bigger 32-inch display market with the Odyssey Neo G8, yet another 4K panel. What’s the key selling point? Quantum mini-LED display technology provides a stunning “pro-gamer-level” 240Hz refresh rate.
Something to Melt With on Your Upcoming 3090 Ti
In the previous several days, Samsung launched its product range with a massive online unveil. The Odyssey Neo G8 was, without a question, the most eye-catching of them all. It’s a 32-inch 3840×2160 display with a 240Hz refresh rate, which goes above the standard 144Hz refresh rates seen on 4K monitors. This will be backed up by the Quantum Mini LED backlighting technology, which, as you may know, is one of the frontier display technologies that will push HDR (or HDR-like) characteristics to the next level.
Of course, a Samsung Odyssey monitor wouldn’t be complete without its trademark curves. Yes, these screens still have the same strong 1000R curvature as their predecessor, the Odyssey G7. While we doubt the use of such a feature on a display with already-optimized viewing angles, we’re certain Samsung has something in the works to keep this function on the Odyssey product line. At the very least, the Odyssey Neo G9 has a good rationale for the feature!
The Smart Monitor M8 and the UHD Monitor S8 are the two screens that have been unveiled. The Smart Monitor M8 is a smart TV that pairs with a Google Duo app, as the name implies. Other details are presently unclear, however it is expected to be at least 32 inches with a 4K resolution, similar to the Neo G8.
Like the Asus ProArt monitor family, the UHD Monitor S8 will be a content production and productivity-optimized panel. It will be available in 32-inch and 27-inch sizes (both in 4K), with a 98 percent DCI-P3 color gamut. The S8 is the world’s first monitor to be officially certified as “glare-free” by Underwriters Laboratories, according to Samsung.
Is a 4K UHD 240Hz Master Race on the Horizon?
Two of the Neo G8’s most notable predecessors, the Neo G9 and the G7, both set records. Both models have established what may be the best potential quality among this generation’s monitors, while still keeping the concept of “future-proofing” for displays alive.
For starters, the Neo G9 is currently the only monitor in its class. In fact, this super-expensive super-ultrawide has successfully controlled several ultrawide internet communities. The Odyssey G7, on the other hand, has successfully destroyed the reputation of substandard VA panels by demonstrating what the technology is really capable of when pushed to its present technical limit. The greatest IPS screens would seem ridiculous next to it if you overlook the price and curvature.
With the impending G8 and S8 lines, we can anticipate Samsung to set new records once again. Even with the 240Hz frame rate, it seems like we’ll have to wait a long time for RDNA3 and Lovelace to even come close to that.
Want to learn more about the Odyssey Neo G8 and see a demo? The device will be unveiled in a more formal role during CES 2022, according to Samsung. Yes, there are still a few days to go.
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