Samsung Odyssey G9 OLED updated? – release date rumors

Continuing our CES 2024 coverage, the updated Samsung Odyssey G9 OLED may be just around the corner

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At CES 2024, Samsung successfully unveiled its upcoming slate of new Odyssey Gaming monitors. Part of this slate was an updated version of the Samsung Odyssey G9 OLED, but what exactly does this updated version have in store for users? We have done some investigating and will tell you all you need to know about the new Samsung Odyssey G9 OLED release date, specs, features, and pricing rumors.

For more OLED TV content, head over to our accompanying articles which will talk you through the upcoming LG G4 OLED TV release and LG C4 OLED release. For now, we should all turn our attention to the updated Samsung Odyssey G9

Samsung Odyssey G9 OLED release date

Following their official announcement at CES 2024, the new range of Odyssey OLED monitors, including the updated G9 model, did not receive an official release date. This left room for much speculation and prediction. We have done some digging and, while the exact release date has not been confirmed, based on previous releases, we can expect it to hit the market in late Q2 or early Q3 of 2024. This is because the Odyssey Neo G8 and the original Odyssey G9, which were both unveiled at their respective years CES, came to market in June of the same year. If Samsung follows this release pattern, the updated G9 Odyssey OLED will be here in no time.

Samsung Odyssey G9 OLED specs

The updated Samsung Odyssey G9 OLED, officially titled the G95SD model, will feature a massive 49-inch curved ultra-wide display with a DQHD resolution of 5120 x 1440 pixels. With a 32:9 aspect ratio, it offers twice the width of a standard 16:9 monitor, providing an immersive gaming experience. The monitor boasts a refresh rate of 240Hz and a lightning-fast 0.03ms GTG response time, ensuring smooth and responsive gameplay.

SpecsSamsung Odyssey G9 OLED (G95SD Model)
Display49″ Ultra-wide
Resolution5120×1440 pixels (DQHD)
Aspect ratio32:9
Refresh rate240Hz
Response time0.03ms (GtG)
HDRDisplayHDR True Black 400
Specs table for the Samsung Odyssey G9 OLED (G95SD Model).

One of the standout features of the G9 OLED is its OLED Glare-Free technology, which minimizes light reflections and ensures consistent brightness and color in any lighting environment. The monitor is also rated as VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400, delivering detailed images with vibrant colors. It supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, offering ultra-smooth, low-latency HDR gaming.

In terms of connectivity, the G9 OLED will offer two HDMI 2.1 ports, a DisplayPort 1.4 input, and a USB hub, providing a comprehensive range of connection options. It will also come with a height-adjustable stand that features tilt, swivel, and pivot control points, allowing for optimal viewing angles.

A computer monitor with a keyboard and mouse on a desk, rumored to be the upcoming Samsung Odyssey G9 OLED.
The new Samsung Odyssey G9 OLED.

Samsung Odyssey G9 OLED performance

The new Samsung Odyssey G9 OLED will come packed with features that elevate the gaming experience to new heights. One of the notable additions to this updated model is the Multi Control functionality. With Multi Control, users can seamlessly connect their Samsung devices, such as smartphones, Galaxy Books, or tablets, and control them using the monitor’s mouse and keyboard. This integration allows for convenient device connectivity and enhances productivity.

Another noteworthy feature is the integration of the Samsung SmartThings Hub. This enables users to connect their G9 OLED to IoT devices that are compatible with Matter and the Home Connectivity Alliance. Additionally, the G9 OLED includes the Samsung Smart TV platform and Gaming Hub, providing access to streaming and cloud gaming services. Lastly, to enhance the immersive experience, the G9 OLED incorporates Core Lighting+, which emits ambient light from the back of the monitor. This feature will add a touch of visual flair and enhance the overall gaming atmosphere for fans.

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Are upgrades worth it?

It can be difficult to judge whether to upgrade your OLED monitor, especially if you already own the exisiting model. For those already equipped with a G9 Odyssey OLED TV, the additional features will unlikely justify an entire new purchase.

How much will the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9 cost?

With no official release date for the new Samsung Odyssey OLED G9, we also have not had confirmation of the official price for the model. It’s important to note that the initial price tag of the G9 OLED may be a significant investment for many consumers. While Samsung has not officially revealed the price, it is expected to be in the range of its predecessor models, which were priced at $2,199.99 for the G95SC and $1,599.99 for the G93SC. Be sure to check out PC Guide for all the latest deals and OLED coverage.

Will the Samsung Odyssey G9 OLED be worth it?

Whether the Samsung Odyssey G9 OLED is worth it depends on individual preferences and requirements. If you already own a previous OLED G9 model, the upgrades and new features may not be compelling enough to justify a full upgrade, especially considering the price. However, for those looking for the latest technology and seamless integration with other Samsung devices, the G9 OLED upgrades are impressive in comparison to other Odyssey gaming monitors.

Final thoughts

Even though there’s no specific date yet for the release of the Samsung Odyssey G9 OLED gaming monitor, we are keeping a keen eye on Q2 or Q3 of 2024. The gaming monitor is set to impress with its stunning display, high refresh rate, and innovative features. While the hardware specifications will likely remain largely unchanged from its predecessor, the addition of Multi Control functionality and integration with Samsung devices make it a compelling option for gamers and tech enthusiasts. As we eagerly await its release, we can expect the updated G9 OLED to once again deliver an immersive and seamless gaming experience like no other.