The Odyssey G9 gaming monitor is already among the largest and most immersive on the market, and Samsung is now updating the panel to make it twice as bright. The 49-inch screen already features a high, ultra-wide QHD resolution called DQHD, which is the equivalent of having two QHD displays side by side, and unused for 2021 is support for 2,000 brighter nits in Samsung’s Odyssey. Neo G9 49 inch.
For gamers, the HDR2000 rated Odyssey Neo G9 means you’ll see more contrast. This means you’ll see more detail in shadows and highlights, which may allow you to spot objects in dismal shadows or bright areas of a scene in your game, such as enemies hiding in the background.
For comparison, Apple’s updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro M1 both come with redesigned screen technology and the company’s professional Pro Display XDR with 1,600 nits peak brightness. However, typical brightness is rated at 420 nits.
To accomplish an HDR2000 brightness rating on the Odyssey Neo G9, Samsung uses its own Quantum Matrix technology found in some popular QLED TVs, such as the company’s Neo QLED TV. The little quantum LEDs in the matrix, the company said, “unkind that the backlight has greater accuracy and a finer distinction between light and dismal.”
“Next-generation display technology is enabled by a unused light source, the Quantum Mini LED,” Samsung stated. “At 1/40 the height of a conventional LED, the Quantum Mini LED has incredibly thin micro-layers filled with many other LEDs.”
The company claimed that the technology results in “flawless black and white” on the screen, which uses 2,048 dimming areas and an improved 12-bit gradation for better control over the light source.
Overall, the Neo retains many distinct features from the standard Odyssey G9, which has been on the market for quite some time, including the 1000R screen curvature and 32:9 aspect ratio. This year’s model also retains the unique glossy white finish on the backside design The original Odyssey G9.
Like its predecessor, the Neo version supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia G-Sync technologies for tear-free visuals when playing rapid-paced celebrities. The panel supports Display Port 1.4 and the unused HDMI 2.1 standard, making it suitable for use with consoles as well as PC games.
The unused Odyssey Neo G9 and the standard Odyssey G9 both support 240Hz refresh rates and a rapid response time of 1ms.
The Odyssey Neo G9’s expansive digital panel makes it ideal for multitaskers who need more screen real estate to manage begin windows and applications. Compared to a multi-monitor setup, the Odyssey Neo G9’s ultra-widescreen setup means you won’t have to manage cable clutter to join multiple monitors together.
Samsung hasn’t given a start date for shipping the 49-inch display, but pre-orders will start on July 29. However, the price of doubling the peak brightness on the panel is lovely steep — while the Odyssey G9 currently retails for $1,599, the HDR2000-rated Neo will come in at $900. Samsung said the Odyssey Neo G9 will be priced at $2,499. However, if you order beforetime, you’ll also get a free $299 JBL Quantum One headphone while supplies final.