The top of the line Odyssey monitor is called the G9, which is a massive 49-inch widescreen monitor. It comes in at whopping 5,120 x 1,440 resolution with a 240Hz refresh rate and a 1ms pixel response time. According to Samsung, there is no need to choose between extra smooth performance and expansive, high-res visuals with this display, which the specs seem to back up.
It is also unique for Samsung in that is has a 1000R curvature, and it can handle DisplayHDR 1000 brightness as well as AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync without breaking a sweat. This display will be available for purchase from Q2 this year.
In case that sounds like overkill to you, they have also catered for the rest of us. The G7 series offers two monitor sizes, one at 27-inches and another at 32-inches. These two displays have a more conventional 2,560 x 1,440 resolutions. It also has the same 240Hz refresh rates, 1ms pixel response times, 1000R curvature and AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync. These two will launch more or less the same time as the G9, only a couple of week afterwards.
Unfortunately, we haven’t seen any pricing as of yet, but with the technology bundled you can be sure to pay a premium for these monitors. Obviously the G9 will be markedly more expensive than its more reserved cousins.
Some might bemoan the fact that they aren’t 4K monitors, but it is going after a different audience with this design. Some people prefer having larger, more immersive displays rather than the highest fidelity graphics.
Let us know in the comments below what you think about the Samsung Odyssey displays. Would you ever consider buying them?