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Samsung has announced that it will be showing off its first OLED gaming monitor at this week’s IFA 2022 show in Berlin, Germany. Dubbed the Odyssey OLED G8, the display features an ultra-thin form factor and 34-inch OLED panel with Quantum Dot Technology that offers a 0.1 ms response time, 175 Hz refresh rate, and other premium gaming features. Samsung has confirmed that the Odyssey OLED G8 will be available globally in Q4 2022, although pricing details are still to come.

Odyssey OLED G8 features:

  • Ultra-thin, 34-inch form factor
  • OLED panel partnered with Quantum Dot Technology
  • An incredibly low 0.1 ms response time and 175 Hz refresh rate
  • Ultra-slim thickness of 3.9 mm at its thinnest part
  • Ultra-wide, QHD resolution (3,440 x 1,440)
  • 21:9 aspect ratio with 100% color volume and DCI-99.3% color gamut
  • 1800R curvature for the perfect playing view
  • VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black Certified
  • AMD FreeSync Premium for smooth gameplay
  • Samsung Smart Hub, Integrated IoT hub, SmartThings app
  • Samsung Gaming Hub, an all-in-one game streaming discovery platform
  • Height Adjustable Stand (HAS), with Tilt functionality
  • CoreSync and Core Lighting+
  • Micro HDMI (2.1), Mini DP (1.4), and USB-C ports
  • 5W stereo speaker
Image: Samsung

Samsung Electronics Unveils Odyssey OLED G8 Gaming Monitor at IFA 2022

Samsung Electronics will unveil the Odyssey OLED G8 (Model Name: G85SB) — another premium addition to the Odyssey lineup — at IFA 2022 in Berlin, Germany, further reinforcing the Odyssey’s industry-leading position. The Odyssey OLED G8 is the company’s first OLED gaming monitor and will be available in an ultra-thin, 34-inch form factor, delivering brilliant brightness on an OLED panel partnered with Quantum Dot Technology and packed full of premium gaming features including an incredibly low 0.1ms response time and 175Hz refresh rate.

The new 34-inch Odyssey OLED G8 is built to an ultra-slim thickness of 3.9mm at its thinnest part — the slimmest in its product category — and finished with a sleek, metal frame. The monitor requires no backlighting, while delivering true RGB and true black for maximum color accuracy and brightness — all without a color filter. The lighting is controlled in pixels which can be expressed in black with a near-infinite contrast ratio.

The ultra-wide, QHD resolution (3,440 x 1,440) gaming monitor has a 21:9 aspect ratio with 100% color volume and DCI-99.3% color gamut for incredible visuals regardless of the game being played. This is enhanced by a million-to-one static contrast ratio to bring out the most subtle details for enhanced immersion and 1800R curvature for the perfect playing view.

The Odyssey OLED G8 is packed with gaming features to give any player a competitive edge. First, the OLED monitor is VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black Certified, ensuring content will appear vivid and life-like with accurate color and contrast reproduction. In addition to the rapid response time and refresh rate of the Odyssey OLED G8, which gives gamers lightning-quick response capabilities and real-world accuracy in a range of gaming environments, the monitor is further enhanced by AMD FreeSync Premium for smooth gameplay.

The Odyssey OLED G8 also enables users to experience the best of gaming, entertainment and lifestyle features all in one place. The display operates as a complete entertainment hub with the ability to stream content through Samsung’s Smart Hub, giving access to the latest shows on Amazon Prime, Netflix, YouTube and other leading OTT (over-the-top) service providers, even without a connection to a PC or mobile device. In addition, users can enjoy free live content without the need for downloads or sign-ups, made possible by Samsung TV Plus.

The integrated IoT hub allows the users to check all the IoT devices wirelessly connected to the monitor, while the SmartThings app allows users to monitor IoT devices throughout the house with ease. The app’s intuitive control panel can help monitor and adjust settings such as temperature and humidity.

Samsung Gaming Hub — an all-in-one game streaming discovery platform — is built into the Odyssey OLED G8. Players can discover and play games from partners such as Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Google Stadia, Utomik and Amazon Luna (U.S. Only), with instant access to top streaming services. This capability is powered by Samsung’s advanced game streaming technology for smooth visuals and responsive gameplay, all with no downloads or storage space requirements.

The Odyssey OLED G8 also gives users comfort as they play their favorite games. A Height Adjustable Stand (HAS), as well as Tilt functionality, provides ergonomic efficiency which means any gamer can find the perfect position regardless of what they are playing, whether it be a racing game or an open world fantasy adventure.

For further visual immersion, the display is equipped with the Odyssey portfolio’s well-known CoreSync & Core Lighting+ which has been upgraded for the Odyssey OLED G8. Found on the rear of the monitor, this advanced lighting technology matches the colors on-screen, bringing content to life with bright and vivid colors that create more memorable, immersive experiences. Moreover, the Odyssey OLED G8 is equipped with Micro HDMI (2.1), Mini DP (1.4) and USB-C ports for versatile connectivity, in addition to a 5W stereo speaker for crisp sound.

The Odyssey OLED G8 will be available globally from Q4 2022, with launch schedules varying by region.

Source: Samsung

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7 comments

  1. I was almost impressed until I saw the HDR400 spec. HDR400 is a noticeable upgrade from SDR but that's as much as I can give it. HDR gaming really needs to be closer to HDR1000 specs to really have a wow factor. Other than that, a pretty nice-looking display imo.
  2. I was almost impressed until I saw the HDR400 spec. HDR400 is a noticeable upgrade from SDR but that's as much as I can give it. HDR gaming really needs to be closer to HDR1000 specs to really have a wow factor. Other than that, a pretty nice-looking display imo.
    The HDR spec always downscores OLED because it only measures peak brightness, not really the delta between brightest and darkest.

    Even the LG screens are "only" rated at HDR400.

    It's part of the reason they started pushing the DisplayHDR "True Black" spec, but no one (other than LG) wants to support it.
  3. I was almost impressed until I saw the HDR400 spec. HDR400 is a noticeable upgrade from SDR but that's as much as I can give it. HDR gaming really needs to be closer to HDR1000 specs to really have a wow factor. Other than that, a pretty nice-looking display imo.
    It has HDR400 True black which is different from regular HDR400. It basically for oleds because they don't get as bright but because of their black levels can make HDR still pop because of the black levels.
  4. I get the true black certification. It's actually even more complicated now with what like 3 different types of HDR now(not even counting brightness leverls)? VESA and the plain old HDR. and True black. Still, though, w/o listing the nits and just saying HDR400 true black isn't a very promising thing. Nits aren't the end all either but when they don't list it I've found it usually means less than 400, or in the case of HDR1000/HDR10, as we've seen with LG, usually less than 800.

    I still think this looks good on paper but people will need to temper their expectations for brightness. I'll wait for the rtings review, btw I posted in another thread about a recent Samsung review they did a week or two ago.
  5. I've been looking for a good OLED HDR10 monitor. Thinking it's about time to go 4k with the next generation expected to be able to comfortably drive 4k in modern games without a bleeding edge top tier GPU.

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