Samsung is getting ready to release its 49-inch OLED gaming monitor. The Odyssey OLED G9 (G95SC) is the “first OLED monitor to offer Dual Quad High Definition (5,120 x 1,440) resolution with a 32:9 aspect ratio,” says Samsung. It’s available to preorder today priced at $2,199.99 and is expected to ship on June 26th.
First announced at CES 2023, the Odyssey OLED G9 includes a 1800R curve, a fast 240Hz refresh rate, and a 0.03ms response time thanks to its OLED panel. Samsung is using its own QD-OLED tech for this monitor, not LG Display’s OLED panels. QD-OLED differs from traditional OLED because it can, at higher brightness levels, produce a more contrast-rich picture.
The Odyssey OLED G9 includes a HDMI 2.1 port, Micro HDMI 2.1 port, a single DisplayPort (1.4), and a USB hub. Samsung has equipped this giant OLED monitor with a built-in speaker, too, and with support for AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and VESA Adaptive Sync. It will also include Samsung’s Gaming Hub, with apps for Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now.
The G93SC model of the new Odyssey OLED G9 will go without the Gaming Hub, remote control, and smart TV features, and it will be available in Q3 for an unspecified price.
OLED gaming monitors don’t come cheap, but Samsung’s OLED ultrawide is considerably more than LG’s $1,699.99 45-inch UltraGear OLED curved gaming monitor that’s already on the market. There are some big differences between the two, though. LG’s is obviously four inches smaller, but it also uses the WQHD (3440 x 1440) resolution at an aspect ratio of 21:9 with an 800R curve.
Update June 12, 12PM ET: Added Samsung press release and information about the G93SC.