Samsung Announce Expanded Odyssey OLED Line-up for CES 2024

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Samsung have today announced three new models in their Odyssey QD-OLED monitor line-up, which will be showcased at the CES event in Last Vegas from 9th Jan 2024. This includes an update to their only-recently released OLED G9 49″ super ultrawide display, as well as a new 32″ 4K 240Hz model and a new 27″ 1440p 360Hz model. Details for all three are included below.

“Along with game genres, gaming platforms are getting more diverse,” said Hoon Chung, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung’s new OLED Odyssey gaming monitors will empower gamers with more immersive game environments and innovative technology that personalize their gaming experiences — meeting and exceeding their evolving needs.”

Samsung Odyssey OLED G80SD

First up is their new G80SD model. This is 32″ in size and will be Samsung’s own utilisation of the Samsung Display QD-OLED panel that’s already been adopted by other manufacturers like Asus and MSI for instance. This offers a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution, combined with a 240Hz refresh rate and 0.03ms G2G response time spec. They have chosen to create a flat format monitor instead of curved like Dell did with their 32″ 4K 240Hz QD-OLED offering which is quite surprising given their past focus on curved monitors. We think flat format is more appropriate for 16:9 screens of this size to be honest.

Samsung Odyssey OLED G60SD

This model is 27″ in size and features a 2560 x 1440 resolution QD-OLED panel with a flat format. This one has a 360Hz refresh rate and 0.03ms G2G response time. Again this competes directly with models announced from MSI and Dell so far with the same panel. Expect some more news soon by the way on the Dell Alienware QD-OLED monitors.

Samsung Odyssey OLED G95SD

This is a 49″ super ultrawide model with a 32:9 aspect ratio, 5120 x 1440 resolution and 240Hz refresh rate. This is the same spec and panel as their existing G95SC, but it looks like some of the capabilities have been updated as discussed below with Multi Control and Smart Things support.

HDR and VRR Capabilities

With VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 certification (not to be confused with HDR 400 for LCD screens), the new monitors deliver incredible details and vivid colors independent of the game or content being displayed. The QD-OLED panels allow for per pixel level dimming to avoid halos and blooming as well as excellent black depth and contrast – although on QD-OLED this is quite dependent on your ambient lighting conditions.

All three also support adaptive-sync for variable refresh rates, and are certified under the AMD ‘FreeSync Premium Pro’ scheme.

Connectivity options

The press release confirms that the three new monitors offer 2x HDMI 2.1 ports (capabilities not listed), a USB hub and a DisplayPort 1.4 input. Users will also enjoy better comfort and convenience with VESA mount compatibility and a height adjustable stand (HAS) that features tilt, swivel and pivot control points. The super ultrawide G95SD lacks swivel and pivot adjustments.

Multi Control and Smart Things support

As the Samsung press release says: “The Odyssey OLED G9 and Odyssey OLED G8 now offer Multi Control, a new feature that provides seamless device connectivity for an easier, improved multi-device experience. Multi Control allows users to seamlessly transfer images and/or text between their Samsung monitor and other Samsung devices — including their Galaxy Book, tablet or phone — for a smoother, more efficient work process using their mouse and keyboard.

Additionally, the Odyssey OLED G9 and Odyssey OLED G8 include the Samsung SmartThings Hub. With the built-in hub, users can connect to various IoT devices that are compatible with Matter and the Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA), for device control.

When switching from work to play, the Odyssey OLED G9 and Odyssey OLED G8 monitors are all-in-one entertainment hubs. Equipped with the Samsung Smart TV platform and Samsung Gaming Hub, they provide access to streaming and cloud gaming services without downloads, storage constraints or the need for a PC/console.

We hope that Samsung have made some improvements to the UI and user experience for the SmartTV features, as this is something we commented on in our Odyssey G95SC review as being difficult to use. Based on the press release it looks like the G60SD model will not feature these capabilities of SmartTV functionality although there is some confusion online about this already.

Core Lighting+ and metal stand

The new models will feature Core Lighting+ RGB lighting as well. “Core Lighting+ immerses users in the environments of their games and entertainment by emitting ambient light from the back of the monitor. And with a lighting circle four times slimmer than the previous model (G95SC model), it fits in seamlessly with the slim 3.9mm metal bezel. There’s also a new slim metal stand that adopts a tool-free assembly structure, using a 3mm metal plate that provides harmony with the display design and opens up space for other devices.”


The Samsung press release says that “All three new models feature OLED Glare-Free technology that minimizes light reflections, enabling an enhanced viewing experience without extra equipment, so users can play games with consistent brightness and color in nearly any lighting environment.”

Update 6 Jan 2023 – we have confirmed that Samsung Electronics are applying an additional matte anti-glare film (25% haze) on top of the standard QD-OLED panel from Samsung Display, which remains unchanged from current panel finishes. This is presumably in an effort to further improve reflection handling, but we are keen to see what impact it has on image quality and clarity. The standard semi-glossy coating of the QD-OLED panels has been generally popular amongst consumers, so this seems a strange choice at this stage to add an additional coating unless it really brings useful benefits.

There’s no word on pricing or availability yet, but expect some more information from CES 2024 over the next week.

Source: Samsung

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