Following a preview of its upcoming smart vacuum combo system, Samsung recently announced that it was bringing over the latest models of its Odyssey Gaming monitor range to CES 2024, which will be held this January. As such, the 2024 series of Samsung Odyssey Monitors come with improved hardware features, while keeping things consistent and somewhat familiar. Hoon Chung, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics quotes:
“Along with game genres, gaming platforms are getting more diverse… Samsung’s new OLED Odyssey gaming monitors will empower gamers with more immersive game environments and innovative technology that personalize their gaming experiences — meeting and exceeding their evolving needs.”
Samsung’s new Odyssey monitors will be available in three different sizes – at the top of the range is the new Odyssey G9, which is the largest of the three models. The G9 features an ultra-wide display that will fit nicely with pro gaming setups (as well as full-on production workspaces). The G9 packs a large 5,120 x 1,440 pixel resolution display, complete with a 240Hz refresh rate, and a 32:9 aspect ratio.
For users after a more “conservative” approach as per their needs, Samsung is also bringing along the Odyssey G8, which features a flat 32-inch OLED screen, and comes with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 240Hz refresh rate. There’s also the Odyssey G6 which comes with a somewhat smaller 27-inch 16:9 screen, although it doesn’t necessarily skip out on display quality, thanks to a 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution, 360Hz refresh rate, as well as 0.03ms GTG response time.
In terms of display quality, Samsung claims that its OLED Glare-free technology – available on all three models – will be able to provide users with immersive and undisturbed gaming sessions. Users can also access several built-in connectivity ports, which include HDMI 2.1 outlets, a USB hub as well as a DisplayPort 1.4 input. Samsung has also included Core Lighting+ functionality on the G8 and G6, which incorporates smart ambient lighting at the back of the monitor during usage.
For the Odyssey G9 and G8, Samsung has included compatibility with its SmartThings Hub platform, allowing the monitors to communicate with other IoT-compatible hardware around your home. There’s also Multi Control, a new feature that allows users to seamlessly transfer images and/or text between their Samsung monitor and other Samsung devices — including their Galaxy Book, tablet or smartphone, for example.
The G9 and G8 will also come with support for Samsung’s Smart TV platform, which includes access to different apps and services for content streaming. Likewise, Samsung’s own Gaming Hub service will be available for the G9 and G8, and features a wide range of playable software from Microsoft, Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Amazon Luna, and Utomik, to name a few.
However, Samsung still hasn’t given any details with regards to pricing and regional availability, although we’re bound to know more information soon. Attendees to CES 2024 will be able to check out more details on the new monitors at Samsung’s booth during the event.