The most influential tech event, CES 2023, is set to kick off tomorrow, Thursday, 5 January. Brands have already started unveiling products they’ll be showcasing during the event.
LG just unveiled their lineup of 2023 TV models, headlined by enhanced OLED TV models that will be featured.
Samsung has announced a range of new monitors at CES 2023. The Samsung monitors include the Odyssey Neo G9, the world’s first single monitor with dual ultra-high definition resolution, the Odyssey OLED G9, the ViewFinity S9, and the Smart Monitor M8.
1. The Odyssey Neo G9
The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is primarily a gaming monitor. The monitor has a resolution of 7680 x 2160 resolution and a 32:9 aspect ratio.
Its 1000R curved 57” screen uses quantum mini LED technology with VESA Display HDR 1000 specification which Samsung claims allows it to deliver superior imaging in any gaming environment, from shadows to bright scenes.
The Matte Display is said to reduce light reflection on the screen. The monitor also boasts the world’s first DisplayPort 2.1 support.
DisplayPort 2.1 can transfer data approximately twice as fast as the previously used DisplayPort 1.4.
In addition, the new DP2.1 allows lossless industry-standard Display Stream Compression (DSC) to transmit information without distortion.
The Odyssey Neo G9 also supports a refresh rate of 240Hz.
2. The Odyssey OLED G9
The Odyssey OLED G9 is equipped with a dual quad-HD 49″ 1800R curved display with a 32:9 aspect ratio. Its quantum dot technology OLED lighting is pixel-by-pixel controlled, allowing for a nearly infinite color contrast ratio.
The OLED screen illuminates each pixel individually rather than using a backlight, allowing for a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio while delivering true RGB and true black without the use of color filters.
The Odyssey OLED G9 also has a 0.1ms response time and a refresh rate of 240Hz to eliminate lag and skipping.
Through Smart Hub, the Odyssey OLED G9 also uses apps from partners such as Prime Video, Netflix, and YouTube.
It also includes Samsung Gaming Hub, an all-in-one game streaming platform that allows gamers to discover and play cloud-based games from the likes of Xbox and NVIDIA GeForce Now without needing a console or to download games.
3. The ViewFinity S9
The ViewFinity S9 has a 5K 27″ screen and has been optimized for creative professionals, according to Samsung.
Unlike the Apple Studio Display, that comes standard with a glossy screen and requires an additional $300 USD for the matte option, the ViewFinity S9 has a matte finish.
The 5120 x 2880 resolution, combined with a wide color gamut that covers 99% of the DCI-P3 standard, is said to provide crisp and true-to-form details. Its average Delta E21 color accuracy also enables it to produce clear and precise color representation in complex or nuanced visual environments.
The Color Calibration Engine built into the monitor is said to ensure precise screen color and brightness, allowing users to adjust white balance, Gamma, and RGB color balance via a smartphone through the Samsung Smart Calibration application.
The Matte Display limits light reflection and glare to minimize distractions while working.
Users can connect cameras and other devices to the monitor through USB-C and Thunderbolt 4 connections. This will come in handy if you’ve got gigantic files of high-resolution video or other large data sets to transfer.
4. The Smart Monitor M8
This year’s Smart Monitor M8 now comes in a new 27-inch size in addition to the existing 32-inch size.
Both versions feature 4K resolution. The M8 comes in four color options, Daylight Blue, Spring Green, Sunset Pink, or Warm White.
There is a height-adjustable stand with tilt support. The screen can also now pivot 90 degrees, which helps users view long documents with less scrolling.
The Smart Monitor M8 can connect, control and manage hundreds of compatible connected devices through the built-in SmartThings Hub, including lights, cameras, doorbells, locks, thermostats and more.
Samsung plans to expand device choices and usability by supporting Matter functionality and Home Connectivity Alliance standards from this year onwards.
In addition, the Smart Monitor M8 is also protected by Samsung Knox Vault, which encrypts personal data and keeps stored files and information isolated from the device’s main operating system to safeguard it from attacks.
There is no current indication about pricing or availability for any of these new monitors.