Samsung announces the Odyssey G9 2021, a 49-inch curved gaming monitor with a mini LED panel, a 240 Hz refresh rate and a 2K native resolution
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Samsung only unveiled the Odyssey G9 in June 2020, but the curved gaming monitor has already been replaced with a 2021 edition. According to the company, the Odyssey G9 2021 features its Quantum MiniLED technology, which is just marketing speak for a mini LED backlight.
Nonetheless, the switch to mini LEDs should greatly improve peak brightness levels. Accordingly, the Odyssey G9 2021 supposedly peaks at 2,000 nits in places, albeit only while displaying HDR content. Hence, we expect Samsung to certify the Odyssey G9 2021 with VESA as a DisplayHDR 1400 monitor. The gaming monitor retains its 1,000R curvature from last year's model though, along with its 240 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response times.
Similarly, the Odyssey G9 remains a 2K monitor, with its curvature stretching this resolution to 5,120 x 1,440 pixels. Samsung is yet to announce all the details for the Odyssey G9 2021 though, including its price. Last year's model launched for US$1,699, so we imagine that the 2021 version will cost at least that, if not more. We would expect the new monitor to retain AMD FreeSync Pro and NVIDIA G-SYNC support too, while keeping last year's USB hub.