Samsung announces new Odyssey gaming monitors at CES 2020

With the impending start of this year's CES comes an onslaught of new announcements, and Samsung isn't missing a beat. The company has announced a new lineup of Odyssey gaming monitors, and they're actually pretty impressive.

The lineup is made up of the 49-inch G9 model and the G7 model, which comes in both 32- and 27-inch variants. Both models offer a 1000R curvature and QLED picture quality. The displays offer a 1ms response time and 240Hz refresh rate, with support for Adaptive Sync over DisplayPort 1.4 and G-SYNC Compatible certification in the works. Samsung also says the monitors have been completely redesigned with a "new take on what gaming monitors look like".

As you might have guessed from the name, the G9 is the more impressive of the two models, and it's the world's first dual QHD (5120x1440, with a 32:9 aspect ratio) monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate, as well as 1ms response time, and a peak brightness of 1000 nits. It also has Quantum dot technology combined with an HDR1000 VA panel, promising lifelike colors and vivid details.

The design of the G9 is also rather unique, with a glossy white finish and an "infinity core" on the back, aligned with the stand. This area lights up in 52 different colors and offers five different lighting effects.

If you're not into the dual-display aspect of the G9, the G7 model offers a lot of the same benefits in the 16:9 aspect ratio. It has the same curved display, response time, and refresh rate as the G9, and the resolution is still QHD, just not as wide, making it 2560x1440. It loses some brightness, maxing out at 600 nits, and thus, the HDR certification is only HDR600. It still uses Quantum dot technology and a VA panel, though.

Like the G9, the smaller model has a core on the back which can light up in different ways, but the external body of the monitor is matte black instead of glossy white. The G7 also offers dynamic shapes and lighting on the front bezel.

All of these displays will be available in the second quarter of the year, but you can read more about them on the official website in the meantime.

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