Ahead of CES 2024, Samsung has announced a trio of new Samsung OLED monitors for its Odyssey line, including a beastly 49" curved ultra-wide monitor and a panel rated for a blazing fast 360Hz refresh rate. May as well put those 40-Series cards through their paces now.
For most people, the Samsung Odyssey G6 will likely fit your needs. It's a moderately sized 27" flat screen offering the aforementioned 360Hz refresh in a 1440p resolution. If you've been waiting for the rumored 4070 Super release date, or you're hoping to upgrade to the 4080 Super, this 360Hz beast may be one to look out for.
However, if you're not looking to push your setup to the max, the other monitors that Samsung announced were the new Samsung OLED Odyssey G8 and G9 models. The former is a flat 32" 4K OLED monitor with a 16:9 aspect ratio, delivering up to 240Hz, while the latter is a true monster.
This massive 49" curved monitor is a Dual Quad High Definition (that's a resolution of 5,120×1,440), with the same refresh rate as the G8. It's the next DQHD monitor from Samsung after the G9 (G95SC model) from last year. This monitor sounds extremely exciting, and one that could earn a place on the best ultrawide monitor list.
All three monitors utilise anti-glare tech within the panels at an attempt to minimise those unfortunate enough to be set up near windows, as well as VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 certification. All three also have two HDMI 2.1 ports and one DisplayPort 1.4 port, as well as support for AMD FreeSync, but the two higher end models have a host of smart features via the Samsung SmartThings hub.
Samsung typically offers some of the best gaming monitors on the market, so these new models (while very pricey) should cement its grasp as one of the leading tech companies for 2024. Interestingly, Samsung seems to be introducing an Apple-like ecosystem, starting with 'Multi Control' which allows users who own a Samsung tablet, phone, or laptop to seamlessly share text and/or images from the monitor.
Prices for each of the monitors haven't been announced yet, but we expect another announcement around or during CES 2024. Expect them to be pretty expensive though, with the previous (and similar G9 model) priced at a eye-watering $2799.99 when it released. It's best to start saving, if you haven't already.