Samsung Electronics yesterday announced the expanded 2021 Odyssey monitor lineup will be available across the global markets from June 21, 2021. Following the curved gaming monitor launch in 2020, Samsung now offers a variety of Odyssey monitors in flat-screen design, ranging from 24 to 28 inches. According to the press release, “the new lineup delivers hyper-real picture quality, a higher response level, tailored ergonomics and intuitive usability. Together with these latest features, gaming enthusiasts can enjoy real-world colors, pinpoint accuracy and sharp response speeds for their PC and console gaming entertainment devices.”
The latest additions to Samsung’s Odyssey gaming monitor lineup include:
Odyssey G7 28” (Model: S28AG70) – offering a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution IPS panel and a 144Hz refresh rate combined. This model also boasts a supposed 1ms G2G response time and supports adaptive sync for VRR from both NVIDIA (G-sync Compatible certified) and AMD (FreeSync Premium Pro certified) systems. HDMI 2.1 compatibility delivers max resolution and refresh rates for not only PC, but next-generation consoles with 4K 120Hz support.
HDR support has been toned down since the earlier G7 curved models, with this screen only offering HDR 400 support. The product page for this screen confirms there is a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness (400 cd/m2 peak), 178/178 viewing angles, 16.7m colour depth and 90% DCI-P3 colour gamut. 1x DisplayPort 1.4 and 2x HDMI 2.1 connections are provided along with some USB 3.0 ports and a headphone out. The stand offers a full range of tilt, height, swivel and rotate adjustments.
Odyssey G5 27” (Model: S27AG50) – offering a 2560 x 1440 resolution IPS panel and 165Hz refresh rate. This model also boasts a supposed 1ms G2G response time and adaptive-sync VRR via the G-sync Compatible and AMD FreeSync Premium certifications. Tilt, height and swivel adjustments are offered from the stand. In other specs there is a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles, 1.07b colour depth and standard 99% sRGB colour gamut. 1x DisplayPort 1.2 and 1x HDMI 2.0 connections are offered along with a headphone out connection. More details on their product page.
Odyssey G3 27” and 24” (Model: G30A) – both these G3 models offer a 1920 x 1080, 1ms MPRT spec and 144Hz refresh rates. Adaptive sync allows support for VRR and carries the FreeSync Premium certification (but not NVIDIA G-sync certification on these models). 1x DisplayPort 1.2 and 1x HDMI 1.4 connections are provided. More info on the spec pages for the 27″ and 24″ models.
The Samsung G70A and G50A Odyssey gaming monitors also include an array of intuitive multitasking features to get the most out of every interaction whether gaming, enjoying creating content. Each monitor features multiple screen management tools for multitasking. Users can effortlessly game, watch and chat all at the same time with Picture-by-Picture (PBP) or create a virtual second screen with Picture-in-Picture (PIP) with flexible customization. With Easy Setting Box, players can conveniently manage multiple screens on one monitor with fully optimized window allocations for better multitasking, so players no longer have to choose between watching their favorite streamer or playing their game.
Additionally, with Auto Source Switch+, players can get to their content faster without flipping through multiple inputs. Users can easily turn on PCs or consoles for the monitor to instantly recognize and switch to the active input.