At the ongoing CES 2023, Samsung has just announced the latest update to its monitor lineup. The 2023 lineup of Samsung monitors brings new additions to the Odyssey Gaming, ViewFinity, and Smart series. In this article, we will discuss the newly announced Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, Odyssey OLED G9, ViewFinity S9, and Smart Monitor M8 monitors in detail, including the official specifications, expected price, and availability in Nepal.
Odyssey Neo G9: World’s First Dual UHD Gaming Monitor
Let’s start with the main highlight of the event. The newly announced Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is the world’s first Dual UHD gaming monitor. Last year’s Odyssey Neo G8 was the world’s first 4K 240Hz panel, and its successor has now taken the resolution up a notch while keeping the high refresh rate intact. Talking about the new Neo G9, it boasts a staggering 7680 x 2160 resolution and a 32:9 aspect ratio.
It is a 57” Quantum mini LED screen with a 1000R curvature. Brightness is not an issue here since the monitor has VESA Display HDR 1000 specifications. Likewise, Samsung has used a matte display to reduce the inconvenience caused by reflections of surrounding light on the screen.
In terms of connectivity, Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is the world’s first monitor with DisplayPort 2.1 support. The new standard has almost double the transfer rate of the DisplayPort 1.4 found in most commercial solutions. In addition, the DisplayPort 2.1 compatibility on the Odyssey Neo G9 facilitates lossless Display Stream Compression for transport without distortion.
Odyssey OLED G9 Gaming Monitor
Next up, we have the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9 monitor. It is the successor to the Odyssey OLED G8 — Samsung’s first OLED Gaming monitor first announced at the IFA 2022. The Odyssey OLED G9 brings a major improvement in the display size. While its predecessor had a 32” panel, the OLED G9 now rocks a 49” diagonal screen size. Furthermore, it sports dual-quad-HD resolution and a 32:9 aspect ratio. The quantum dot OLED screen has a 1800R curvature and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Moreover, it refreshes 240 times a second and boasts a 0.1ms response rate.
Thanks to the integrated Samsung Gaming Hub, users can stream games from Xbox and NVIDIA GeForce Now without the hassle of getting an external console or downloading games. In addition, you can enjoy content from streaming platforms like Netflix, YouTube, and Prime Video through the pre-installed Smart Hub.
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ViewFinity S9: For Content Creators
New to this year’s Samsung ViewFinity series, which caters to content creators is ViewFinity S9. It is a 27” display with a 5K resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels. The flat screen covers 99% of the DCI-P3 coverage and boasts an average Delta E≤1 color accuracy.
Samsung ViewFinity S9 has a built-in Color Calibration Engine to ensure precise color and brightness. Moreover, users can control screen settings such as white balance, Gamma, and RGO color balance using the Samsung Smart Calibration application.
Users can connect devices to the ViewFinity S9 monitors through the USB-C and Thunderbolt 4 ports provided. They can even attend video conferences with clients thanks to the 4K SlimFit camera on the top of the monitor.
Smart Monitor M8
Finally, we have the Samsung Smart Monitor M8, which is the one to get if you want a monitor to cover productivity, entertainment, and lifestyle. This year, Samsung has added a new 27” option to the existing 32” model. Both variants have 4K resolution and are available in four colors: Daylight Blue, Spring Green, Sunset Pink, and Warm White.
Samsung Monitor M8 now has a height-adjustable stand with tilt support. You can also rotate the screen 90° if you are reading and doing something that requires a lot of vertical scrolling. Likewise, M8 has VESA mount compatibility.
As expected, users can use the Smart Monitor M8 has a smart hub to control compatible smart home appliances. SmartThings and Smart Hub have been updated with a new type of control that doesn’t need a remote. Samsung has even promised compliance with Matter and Home Connectivity Alliance standards this year.
Smart Monitor M8 has a new My content feature that shows users’ personalized info when it detects a registered phone when on standby mode. The SlimFit camera is also updated to support 2K resolution, and the monitor now has Samsung Knox encryption to protect personal files and data.
Samsung Monitor Lineup 2023 Price and Availability
Although Samsung has showcased its monitor lineup at the ongoing CES (2023), it’s not clear when they will hit the market. We will update this article with the price and availability if any of the new products from the Samsung monitor lineup (2023) makes their way to Nepal.
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the HP Envy x360 13 (2022).