Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled its latest gaming Monitor lineup at Gamescom 2022 in Cologne, Germany, including the next-generation Odyssey Ark and the Odyssey G7 (G70B) and G6 (G65B) Smart Monitors. The Odyssey Ark, announced earlier this month, is the world’s first 55-inch 1000R curved gaming screen, with a 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time (GtG) and all new Cockpit Mode.
“As the world’s largest gaming event, Gamescom represents an opportunity for Samsung to showcase our latest gaming innovations that will deliver the incredible future of gaming to player communities around the world,” said Hyesung Ha, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “The awe-inspiring Odyssey Ark and new Odyssey G7 and G6 Smart Monitors reinforce our expertise, while opening up a new world of possibilities through these gaming screens.”
Odyssey Ark: Ultimate Samsung Entertainment Screen with Incredible Gaming Performance
The Odyssey Ark represents a new frontier in gaming with its immersive picture quality and cinematic surround sound. The world’s first 55-inch 1000R curved screen fills the user’s peripheral vision and is designed to enhance the viewing experience via Cockpit Mode which can optimise the screen environment with HAS (Height Adjustable Stand), tilt, and pivot functionality. Quantum Matrix Technology powered by Quantum Mini LED enables ultra-fine and precise control of the densely packed LEDs with newly added 14-bit processing, enhanced by 16,384 black levels and a million-to-one static contrast ratio which showcases every detail in amazing clarity.
The Odyssey Ark is the ultimate Samsung entertainment screen, made possible by Samsung’s proprietary Matte Display and Sound Dome Technology. With both anti-glare and anti-reflection capability, users can watch, work, and play without distractions, while surrounding themselves with cinematic sound delivered through four speakers at each corner and two central woofers – resulting in a 60W 2.2.2 channel with the lowest 45Hz notes of any gaming screen or gaming soundbar.
The Odyssey Ark is equipped with all the necessary features to deliver premium gaming, entertainment and lifestyle experiences. Smart Hub integrates essential IoT devices and functionality, allowing users to monitor and adjust settings such as temperature and humidity through the SmartThings app. Plus, a simple Wi-Fi connection enables a full Smart TV experience, giving access to popular streaming apps and free live content with no downloads or sign-ups made possible by Samsung TV Plus.
Furthermore, Odyssey Ark is equipped with Ark Dial, a solar-powered controller which is exclusive to the Ark screen, allowing the quick and easy control of settings such as Flex Move Screen, Multi View, Quick Settings and Game Bar. In addition to being equipped with a solar panel, the Ark Dial can also be charged by a USB Type-C connection.
Odyssey G7 (G70B) & G6 (G65B): Smart Services and Even Slicker Gameplay
Newly unveiled at Gamescom 2022 are the Odyssey G7 and G6 gaming monitors. These models in the Odyssey lineup feature Samsung’s Smart Platform, doubling up as a Gaming Monitor and Smart TV all in one.
Both the G7 and G6 provide smart functionality, including the option to create a home office environment even without a PC. The monitors conveniently connect with various IT devices and services all from one screen for an ultra-efficient working environment. Users can wirelessly connect to a compatible Windows or Mac PC, use Samsung DeX, mirror a smartphone screen onto the monitor using Apple AirPlay 2, as well as access Microsoft 365 cloud services. Users can also watch the latest shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other leading over-the-top service providers.
In addition to the IoT functionality also available on the Odyssey Ark, the G7 and G6 are equipped with a high-sensitivity Far Field Voice microphone, allowing users to control the device with voice assistants such as Bixby and Amazon Alexa. The Always On Voice function allows users to interact with Bixby even when the monitor is turned off, while displaying conversation related information on the monitor’s screen.
The G7 is available in 28- and 32-inch sizes, offering a 144Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time (GtG). These capabilities are packaged up in a UHD resolution, flat IPS display that is enhanced by NVIDIA’s G-SYNC Compatible and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro for smooth gameplay.
The G6 is offered in 27- and 32-inch size option and is equipped with a 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time (GtG). The QHD, 1000R curved display comes with FreeSync Premium Pro for a flawless gaming experience that will give any player a competitive edge.
Availability of Odyssey Ark in Australia is yet to be announced. Australian’s can register their interest for the Odyssey Ark via this link.The Samsung Odyssey G7 and G6 Smart Monitors will be available globally from Q4, with local availably in Australia yet to be announced.