Samsung is continuing to break into the gaming monitor market this year with the expansion of its Odyssey monitor line-up. Samsung is now adding several flat-panel monitors to its portfolio, all with a mix of resolutions and high refresh rates, joining the curved monitors that launched back in 2020.
There are three displays launching this month, the Odyssey G70A, Odyssey G50A and the Odyssey G30A, delivering options for 4K, 1440p and 1080p gaming at refresh rates up to 165Hz. You can see the full specifications in the table below:
|Display||Screen Size||28″||27″||27″, 24″|
|Flat / Curved||Flat|
|Brightness (Typical)||300 cd/㎡
(Peak 400 cd/㎡)
|350 cd/㎡||250 cd/㎡|
|HDR||VESA DisplayHDR 400||HDR10||–|
|Resolution||3,840 x 2,160||2,560 x 1,440||1,920 x 1,080|
|Viewing Angle||178°(Horizontal) / 178°(Vertical)|
|Frame Rate||Max 144Hz||Max 165Hz||Max 144Hz|
|FreeSync||FreeSync Premium Pro||FreeSync Premium|
|Auto Source Switch+||Yes||–|
|Etc.||Eye Saver Mode, Flicker Free, Black Equalizer, Refresh Rate Optimizer|
|Etc.||Low Input Lag Mode, Super Arena Gaming UX, Ultrawide Game View, CoreSync Lighting||–|
|Interface||Display Port 1.4 (1EA),
HDMI 2.1 (2EA),USB3.0 Up (1EA) & Down (2EA)
|Display Port 1.2 (1EA),
HDMI 2.0 (1EA)
|Display Port 1.2 (1EA),
HDMI 1.4 (1EA)
|Ergonomics||HAS(Height Adjustable Stand), Tilt, Swivel, Pivot|
|Wall Mount||100 x 100|
The Samsung Odyssey G70A is the top-end model, featuring HDR at 400 nits, UHD resolution with 144Hz refresh rate, HDMI 2.1 compatibility for next-gen consoles, and variable refresh rate support through AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and G-Sync Compatible certification. The next model down is the G50A, sporting a QHD panel with a 165Hz refresh rate, HDR 10 support and variable refresh rate technologies.
Both of these monitors support Samsung's latest features, including multi-screen management tools, picture-in-picture/picture-by-picture and Auto Source Switch+ to automatically switch the source to a PC or console once the device is switched on.
The Samsung Odyssey G30A is for 1080p gaming at high refresh rates, in this case, up to 144Hz. There is no HDR on this particular monitor, but you do still get the benefits of a variable refresh rate thanks to FreeSync Premium.
All three new Samsung Odyssey monitors will begin rolling out to retail starting this month. Unfortunately, we do not have pricing information at the time of publishing.
KitGuru Says: The Samsung Odyssey monitor line-up is starting to look very good with this extra boost in variety. Are any of you planning on getting a new gaming monitor this year? Will you be opting for a Samsung display?