Samsung unveils CJG5 curved gaming monitor series at gamescom 2018

Samsung has unveiled its new CJG5 curved gaming monitors at gamescom 2018 which is being held in Cologne, Germany. The CJG5 series includes two variants, the 27-inch C27JG5 monitor, and the 32-inch C32JG5 monitor. Both models are now available for pre-order on Amazon UK for £309.99 and £359.99 respectively, and will ship out to buyers on August 31, 2018. No pricing for the U.S. is available yet.

Discussing the products, Seog-gi Kim, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, said:

“Due to the rapidly increasing demands of gaming monitors, we sought to offer competitively-priced gaming monitors for more users to benefit from premium technology. With the technological expertise that we have accumulated throughout the years, we are making efforts to accelerate the gaming features such as 144Hz and high WQHD resolution, which will be appreciated by the mass market.”

The specifications for the CJG5 monitors are as follows:

  • Model: CJG5
  • Size: 27”, 32”
  • Design: Curved Display
  • Colour: Dark Silver
  • Resolution: 2,560 x 1,440
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:09
  • Curvature: 1,800R
  • Panel Type: VA Curved
  • Brightness (Typ.): 300 cd/m²
  • Viewing Angle: 178o(H)/ 178o(V)
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Contrast Ration (Typ.): 3,000 : 1
  • Response Time: 4ms (GTG)
  • Input Signal: 2x HDMI (1x 2.0, 1x 1.4), 1x DP 1.2, Headphone

The resolution on the new monitors is four times higher than that of HD. According to Samsung, this gives customers more vibrant colours, brighter whites, and deeper blacks which should enhance movie-watching and gaming. Additionally, the curved panel also reduces eye fatigue when gaming because you're eyes no longer have to keep adapting to the distance of the screen.

Gamers are also benefited by the 144Hz frame rate which provides extremely responsive graphics and a ensures a lag-free environment for an optimal gaming experience. The monitor has game and cinema mode presets, which allow you to watch movies and play games while getting the best black gamma level, contrast, sharpness, and saturation.

At gamescom 2018, visitors can take a look at the CJG5 gaming monitor at Samsung’s booth (Hall 10.1 Stand A100) and Ubisoft’s booth (Hall 06.1 Stand B021, A020). Samsung partners Ubisoft, PUBG Corp. (Hall 09.1 Stand A060, C061), Warner Bros (Hall 10.2 Stand B026), Deep Silver (Hall 09.1 Stand A012), Square Enix (Hall 09.1 Stand B041), and Logitech (Hall 10.1 Stand D050) will present various gaming content on Samsung gaming monitors, including CJG5.

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