CES 2024 is approaching and manufacturers are beginning to “show their paws” and show us what they will bring to the well-known technology fair held in Las Vegas. And one of the first has been Samsung, which has unveiled the new models of its range of Odyssey monitors for gaming. The Korean manufacturer bets everything on OLED technology with the new models Odyssey OLED G8, Odyssey OLED G6 and Odyssey OLED G9 (the latter is actually an update on the model that was already on the market).
All of them will be officially presented at CES 2024, an event that will be held next week, but the manufacturer has already given us some hints. All models have OLED technology, but as you can imagine they change in terms of screen size and format. According to Hoon Chung, executive vice president of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, «Like the different genres of video games, the platforms for gaming are increasingly diverse. “Samsung’s new Odyssey OLED monitors will allow gamers to fully immerse themselves in their video games thanks to innovative technology that will allow them to personalize their gaming experience, meeting and exceeding their ever-evolving needs.”.
But the best thing is that we take a look at the data we have so far of the new OLED monitors from Samsung: the Odyssey OLED G9 (G95SD), the Odyssey OLED G8 (G80SD) and the Odyssey OLED G6 (G60SD). Go for it!
Samsung Odyssey: Glare-Free OLED technology and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400
Let's first look at the characteristics common to the three models and then we will review their differences. The three new models incorporate the Glare-Free OLED technology, which minimizes light reflections, allowing for an enhanced viewing experience without the need for additional equipment. On the other hand, the new Odyssey OLED range has VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400, which means that the monitors are capable of offering greater detail and vivid colors, regardless of the game or content being displayed. Additionally, they are compatible with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro to enjoy smooth, low-latency HDR gaming.
On the other hand, the three new models offer complete connectivity, with two HDMI 2.1 ports, a USB hub and a DisplayPort 1.4 input. They are also compatible with VESA mounts and offer a Height Adjustable Stand (HAS) that features tilt, swivel, and pivot control points.
The new OLED G9 and OLED G8 models now offer Multi Control, a new feature that provides seamless connectivity between devices for a simpler and improved multi-device experience. Multi Control allows users to seamlessly transfer images and/or text between the Samsung monitor and other Samsung devices (including Galaxy Book laptops, tablets and mobile phones) for a smoother and more efficient workflow, using the mouse and the mouse. keyboard.
On the other hand, the OLED G9 and OLED G8 include Samsung SmartThings Hub. With this integrated hub, users can connect to multiple IoT devices compatible with Matter and the Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA), to control devices as if they were in front of a manufacturer's television. In fact, the OLED G9 and OLED G8 come equipped with the Samsung Smart TV platform and with Samsung Gaming Hubwhich provides access to content streaming services and video games in the cloud without downloads or the need for a PC or console, directly from the monitor.
In terms of design, for the first time Samsung introduces flat screen OLED options in the Odyssey range. The Odyssey OLED G8 and Odyssey OLED G6 models offer a 16:9 aspect ratio and the aforementioned flat screen. On the other hand, the new models maintain the metallic design of the Odyssey OLED range and include the new Core Lighting+ to fit into its thin bezel.
Core Lighting+ is a lighting system which immerses users in their gaming and entertainment environments by emitting ambient light from the back of the monitor. And with an illumination circle four times thinner than the previous model (G95SC), it blends seamlessly into the thin 3.9mm metal bezel. There is also a new slim metal stand which adopts a tool-free mounting structure, using a 3mm metal plate that provides harmony with the screen design and opens up space for other devices.
Let's now see the differences between these three new monitors. He Odyssey OLED G9 It is a curved ultra-widescreen monitor 49 inches with DQHD resolution (5,120 × 1,440 pixels) and a 32:9 aspect ratio.
He Odyssey OLED G8 is Samsung's first flat OLED gaming monitor from 32 inches with 4K UHD resolution (3,840 × 2,160 pixels) and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Both monitors have a 240 Hz refresh rate and a 0.03ms GTG response time.
Lastly we have the Odyssey OLED G6a monitor QHD (2,560 × 1,440 pixels) 27 inches which supports an aspect ratio 16:9a refresh rate of 360Hz and a GTG response time of 0.03ms.
With the presentation of these new models, Samsung reinforces its range of OLED monitors for gaming which already began to expand last year. In fact, in 2023 we met the world's first dual UHD gaming monitor, the 57-inch Odyssey Neo G9. We will see what they have in store for us for the rest of the year, but without a doubt 2024 is starting off really well.