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CES: Samsung 49-inch QLED monitor is extreme curve

The Odyssey has 5120x1440 resolution, HDR1000 rating, 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and both FreeSync 2 and G-Sync compatibility

Samsung will bring a pair of new QLED gaming monitors that that will be big, high resolution, and very curved. The display is Samsung’s first consumer display with an 1000R curve. The company’s CRG9 was an 1800R curve; typical monitors range from 4000R to 1800R with the lower number indicating a greater curvature. The 1000R curve fills roughly the same field of view as the human eye for a more immersive experience that feels like the screen is wrapped around your head.

Alongside the Odyssey G9, Samsung also announced the Odyssey G7, a smaller 16:9 2560×1440 monitor that comes in both 32-inch and 27-inch sizes. Like the larger Odyssey G9 panels, the G7 models also offer a 1000R curvature, rely on Samsung’s QLED technology, feature a 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and FreeSync 2 and G-Sync. The only real difference aside from size is the level of HDR supported. The G7 models only are rated for HDR600 (for a minimum peak luminance of 600 cd/m2), compared to the HDR1000 rating on the G9.

Samsung has yet to announce a price or release date for either display; it’s likely they will be more than last year’s $1,299.99 CRG9.

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