Samsung Odyssey G80SD 32″ 4K 240Hz Smart QD-OLED Monitor with Added Matte Anti-glare Coating

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Originally announced back in January 2024 for CES, we have some further information about the upcoming 32″ QD-OLED monitor from Samsung. The Odyssey G80SD is their latest OLED gaming monitor and offers a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution and 240Hz refresh rate, built around the same Samsung QD-OLED panel as other models we’ve reviewed recently like the MSI MPG 321URX and Asus ROG Swift PG32UCDM for instance. This model has a few notable differences including an added matte ant-glare coating to help reduce glare and reflections, a unique approach to OLED panel cooling and also (on this 32″ model) some Smart TV features. More info below.

Samsung Odyssey G80SD Specs

The screen is 31.5″ in size and built around a Samsung Display 3rd generation QD-OLED panel. It has a flat format with a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution, 0.03ms G2G response time, 250 nits brightness (SDR, without ABL dimming), 178/178 viewing angles, 10-bit colour depth and a wide colour gamut covering 99% DCI-P3. It’s high 240Hz refresh rate is supported by adaptive-sync for VRR from compatible systems. The screen has also been certified under the AMD ‘FreeSync Premium Pro’ scheme.

For HDR there is a peak brightness spec of 1000 nits and the screen seems to have the familiar ‘True Black 400’ and ‘Peak 1000’ type modes available. It remains to be seen whether it suffers from the same brightness oddities as other recent QD-OLED monitors in HDR operation.

Added matte anti-glare coating

New coating on the left compared with normal QD-OLED coating. Courtesy of Little Snowman review of the smaller 27″ G60SD model

Unlike all the other QD-OLED monitors released to market so far, the Odyssey G80SD (and other new Samsung QD-OLED monitors coming this year like the 27″ G60SD) has an added matte anti-glare coating on the panel, which Samsung Electronics have added on top of the panel’s standard semi-glossy finish. This will help reduce glare and reflections and may be useful to many users, although it remains to be seen how this impacts image clarity, sharpness and other factors. This coating is expected to diminish glare by 54% when compared to traditional anti-glare layer technology apparently on this model.

It seems like it might be a similar approach to the recently tested A.R.T. coating from AU Optronics, as featured in our recent review of the Cooler Master GM2711S. We look forward to seeing this screen coating in action and evaluating it in the future.

Heat pipe cooling

Like the smaller G60SD, the 32″ G80SD utilizes “pulsating heat pipe technology” (PHP), which manages heat dissipation through the evaporation and condensation of a coolant within the pipe. This system is complemented by intelligent detection and thermal modulation technologies to enhance the longevity of the display Samsung say. They also claim this is more efficient than using graphene heat dissipation approaches.

Logo and taskbar detection features are also listed as being included on the screen to help with longevity and reduce the risk of image retention.

Some tear-down images are provided above from the Little Snowman review of the G60SD 27″ model, showing the “aluminium vapour chamber” which covers 1/3 of the screen. Cutting open this section (brave man!) confirmed a coolant was inside as advertised.

It’s not clear what warranty will be offered on the screen and whether burn-in cover will be included like other manufacturers are now offering on their OLED monitors. Samsung’s current warranty pages say that burn-in is not covered. We suspect the above reviewer has voided the warranty though 😉

Gaming Hub and Smart TV features

Gaming Hub provides instant access to your favorite streaming platforms and gaming consoles, without downloads. Gameplay is powered up by Samsung’s advanced NQ8 AI Gen3 processor, which enables AI upscaling to nearly 4K for more immersive experiences, even when streaming games. This processor can also help sharpen and smooth out the motion of objects and text Samsung say. It also helps improve audio from the screen with the ‘Active Voice Amplifier Pro’ feature that uses AI to analyze your background noise and enhance voices with advanced audio processing. Let’s just hope the user interface and operation is improved compared with the 49″ super-ultrawide Samsung Odyssey G95SC we reviewed in the past.

Connectivity and stand

The screen has 1x DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC, 2x HDMI 2.1 (capabilities not listed), 2x USB data ports and a headphone connection available. Note that there’s no USB type-C connection on this model. The stand offers a full range of tilt, height, swivel and rotate adjustments.

Pricing and Availability

Update 4/6/24 – The screen is now available to buy directly from at a price of $1,299.99, but you can also get $300 USD Samsung Credit at the moment with this screen. It’s also available to buy from major retailers like Newegg and Bestbuy now too at the same price (but without the Samsung Credit obviously).

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