Samsung Electronics today announced the global launch of Odyssey Ark, the world’s first 55-inch 1000R curved gaming screen, adding a new form factor to the industry-leading Odyssey lineup. The display delivers a 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time (GtG), and a million-to-one contrast ratio, plus an all new Cockpit Mode and an exclusive controller, the Ark Dial for gaming immersion. Originally unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, the Odyssey Ark was recognized as a CES Innovation Award Honoree.
A New Cinematic Experience
The large 55-inch screen wraps around the user’s field of view with 1000R curvature to fill peripheral vision. This is further emphasized by Cockpit Mode, which enables the screen to rotate with HAS (Height Adjustable Stand), tilt, and pivot functionality.
The Odyssey Ark incorporates Samsung’s Quantum Matrix Technology, using Quantum Mini LEDs, which enable ultra-fine and precise control of the densely packed LEDs. With newly added 14-bit processing, a sophisticated lighting control technology, gamers see both dark and bright scenes, including 16,384 black levels. Samsung’s Neural Quantum Processor Ultra uses data generated from 20 neural networks to upscale content to up to 4K resolution.
For cinematic experience, the Odyssey Ark leverages Samsung’s Matte Display and Sound Dome Technology. The Matte Display provides both anti-glare and anti-reflection protection. The Odyssey Ark introduces ‘Sound Dome Tech’ featuring AI Sound Booster and Dolby Atmos to enhance the surround sound experience. Four speakers, one at each corner, and two central woofers support a 60W 2.2.2 channel, claiming the lowest 45Hz notes of any gaming screen or gaming soundbar.
Along with the 165Hz refresh rate, the Odyssey Ark brings together a 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution featuring 1ms response time (GtG) with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro. The Odyssey Ark also delivers powerful gaming performance and enables gamers to experience the best of gaming in one place with Samsung Gaming Hub. Samsung Gaming Hub is an all-in-one game streaming discovery platform, where players can discover and enjoy games they love from partners such as Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Google Stadia, Utomik and Amazon Luna., Samsung Gaming Hub allows instant access to top streaming services, as well as popular console and PC games. With no downloads or storage space requirements, users can explore every corner of the gaming world without limitations.
Flexible Interface and Screen Layout control
The Odyssey Ark provides a range of innovative customizable features that let gamers adjust screen size, position and even ratio for an optimal gaming setup. First, the solar-powered Ark Dial — the exclusive controller for the Odyssey Ark — can quickly and simply control a variety of settings, including Flex Move Screen, Multi View, Quick Settings and Game Bar. Flex Move Screen allows users to adjust screen size between 55- and 27-inches, change the screen position and even switch the screen ratio between 16:9, 21:9 and 32:9 — all with just one touch of Ark Dial. This freedom is not only horizontal but also vertical position, giving users even more control of the viewing experience. Multi View allows users to use the large screen to its full potential by displaying up to four screens all at once while horizontal, or three while in Cockpit Mode. This eliminates the need for multi-monitor setups, so gamers can enjoy a clutter-free environment. Game Bar is a powerful tool enabling gamers to quickly and easily view their gaming status and control important settings without ever needing to leave the game screen. From checking FPS (Frames Per Second), HDR (High Dynamic Range) and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), to adjusting settings such as screen ratio, response time and Game Picture mode, Game Bar puts the player in control and on the road to victory.
As well as being equipped with a solar panel, the Ark Dial can also be charged by a USB Type-C connection, eliminating the need for any disposable batteries.
Preorder for Samsung’s Odyssey Ark will be available from August 15, 2022. For more information, please visit: Samsung.com.
|Flat / Curved||1000R Curved|
|Processor||Neural Quantum Processor Ultra|
|Back Light Unit||Quantum Mini LED(Local Dimming)|
|HDR(High Dynamic Range)||Quantum HDR 2000|
|Contrast Ratio Static||1,000,000 : 1|
|Resolution||3,840 x 2,160|
|Response Time||1ms (GTG)|
|Refresh Rate||Max 165Hz|
|Gaming Features||VRR||FreeSync Premium Pro|
|Samsung Gaming Hub||Yes|
|Others||Ark Dial, Flex Move Screen, Multi View, Game Bar, Game Mode|
|General Features||Auto Source Switch +||Yes|
|Eye Saver Mode||Yes|
|Off Timer Plus||Yes|
|Channel||2.2.2ch (4 speakers and 2 woofers)|
|Frequency Response||45Hz ~ 20KHz|
|Interface||HDMI||HDMI 2.1 (4EA), HDMI-CEC|
|Lan Port||RJ45 (1EA)|
|Stand Type||Height Adjustable Stand (HAS)|
|Pivot||Yes (Cockpit Mode)|
|Wall Mount||Yes (200×200, 300×300, 400×400)|