Samsung makes some brilliant gaming monitors such as the Odyssey G7 and the Odyssey G9. They offer QLED screens with high brightness levels, HDR, high refresh rates, AMD FreeSync, and attractive designs. Now, the company has started teasing a new variant of the Odyssey G9 gaming monitor called the Odyssey Neo G9.
The company published a short teaser video of the Odyssey Neo G9 gaming monitor, showcasing its design and some features. It seems to have a curved screen with a 32:9 ultrawide aspect ratio and dual-QHD resolution (5,120 x 1,440 pixels). And it looks like the Odyssey Neo G9 is Samsung’s first Mini-LED gaming monitor. A Mini-LED panel offers deeper blacks, a higher contrast ratio, higher screen brightness, and much better HDR performance when compared to LCD or QLED monitors.
The Odyssey G9 was already a near-perfect gaming monitor, and a Mini-LED display panel would make it even better. We can expect the Odyssey Neo G9 to feature AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, Nvidia G-Sync compatibility, HDR10+, DisplayHDR 600 or higher, HDMI and DisplayPort ports, and 1ms grey-to-grey response time. It also appears to have an RGB ‘Core’ lighting and some form of cable management.
Samsung’s upcoming flagship gaming monitor will compete with the likes of ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ and the Acer Predator X35. However, none of those monitors have an ultrawide aspect ratio which gamers love. It would take an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 or an AMD Radeon 6900 XT to drive the Odyssey Neo G9, though, and expect it to be extremely pricey.