Samsung has announced a trio of new gaming monitors ahead of CES 2024. There’s the 49-inch curved ultra-wide Odyssey OLED G9 (G95SD), the 32-inch flat Odyssey OLED G8 (G80SD), and the 27-inch flat Odyssey OLED G6 (G60SD). The latter two are the first flat monitors Samsung has brought to its Odyssey lineup.
Because I’m a simple man with simple wants, the Odyssey OLED G6 is the most interesting of these models to me on paper. That’s because of its frankly excessive 360Hz refresh rate, which it pairs with a 1440p resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. Samsung Display announced the start of mass manufacturing of these super-fast OLED panels last month, and the likes of Dell and MSI also appear to be making use of them in their upcoming monitors.
Do I actually think I’ll be able to perceive the difference in refresh rate between a 240Hz and 360Hz refresh rate on an OLED? Almost certainly not. But the bigger number warms the cockles of my heart all the same.
Next up in the lineup is the Odyssey OLED G8, a flat 32-inch 4K monitor with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 240Hz refresh rate. And then there’s the Odyssey OLED G9, which is 49-inches, curved, refreshes at 240Hz, and has a 32:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 5,120 x 1,440. There’s no 32-inch 1440p option, like Samsung has previously offered with its Odyssey G7.
Both of these higher end monitors are set to be equipped with a number of Samsung’s smart features including a built-in Smart TV platform to access video streaming services, a Gaming Hub with access to cloud gaming services, and a SmartThings hub for controlling compatible IoT devices. There’s also “Multi Control,” a feature that Samsung says will allow the monitors to transfer text and images between compatible Samsung laptops, tablets, and phones.
All three monitors carry a VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 certification for a peak brightness of at least 400 nits, and support AMD FreeSync Premium Pro. They’re each equipped with two HDMI 2.1 ports, one DisplayPort 1.4, and have built-in USB hubs. Exact pricing or release dates are yet to be confirmed, but expect these to become available for purchase later this year based on Samsung’s previous monitor release schedules.