Samsung Electronics America has announced the retail availability of the Odyssey OLED G8 (G85SB), a 34-inch premium gaming monitor with curved (1800R), Ultra-WQHD (3,440 x 1,440 resolution) OLED panel that offers a 0.03 ms response time, 175 Hz refresh rate, and what the company has described as life-like image quality. It is available to purchase for $1,499.99 from Samsung.com and select retailers.
Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 Highlights
- Mesmerizing view in QD-OLED with the Neo Quantum Processor that delivers near-infinite color contrast.
- DisplayHDR True Black 400 enhances display without pixel light bleed for supreme color and depth expression.
- 0.03 ms response time and 175 Hz refresh rate for smooth game play.
- Instant access to top streaming services via Gaming Hub.
From a Samsung press release:
The 34-inch QD-OLED monitor has a super slim, premium metal design with mesmerizing Core Lighting+ that syncs to the action on screen, making any gaming setup with the Odyssey OLED G8 one to be admired. Gamers are fully immersed with its 1800R curvature and Ultra-WQHD (3,440 x 1,440 resolution) display with a 21:9 aspect ratio for a wider field of view to combat, races and more. Its minimized port design for easier cable management supports Mini- DisplayPort, HDMI and USB-C charging up to 65 watts.
The monitor has adaptive sync and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, eliminating choppiness and image tearing in fast-action game scenes. The Odyssey OLED G8 requires no backlighting or color filter, delivering true RGB and true black for maximum color accuracy and brightness. Dark and bright game scenes are also further defined with HDR True Black 400.
OLED technology is well suited for a diverse range of screens including gaming monitors. The premium picture quality enhances the overall viewing experience, while the fast response time and superior viewing angles give gamers a competitive edge. With Samsung QD-OLED’s Quantum Dots and its Neo Quantum Processor, the Odyssey OLED G8 delivers brighter whites, deeper blacks and near-infinite color contrast for an intensely captivating view.
Later this year, Samsung will broaden its portfolio with the Odyssey OLED G9 49-inch which offers industry-leading technology for a great gaming experience in a larger form factor. Unveiled at CES 2023, it is the world’s first 32:9 aspect ratio OLED gaming monitor. The Dual Quad-HD display (5120×1440 resolution) sports a 240Hz refresh rate.
Both OLED monitors feature Samsung’s Smart TV platform that includes popular video streaming apps with no downloads or sign-ups. Additionally, Samsung’s all-in-one game streaming discovery platform, Gaming Hub, allows users to instantly access popular cloud-based gaming applications with smooth visuals and responsive gameplay. 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.