Though some major players in the industry have pulled out amid concerns regarding the ongoing pandemic, 2022’s Consumer Electronics Show is scheduled to go on mostly as planned with hundreds of product exhibitions and tens of thousands of attendees anticipated to attend. Samsung, one notable company confirmed for the show, isn’t pulling any punches, debuting the next release in its Odyssey Neo line of gaming monitors two days ahead of the convention’s launch.
Touted as the world’s first 4K 240hz gaming monitor, the Odyssey Neo G8 looks to be a smaller, sleeker redesign of the massive super-ultrawide Odyssey Neo G9 model. Seemingly a perfect fit for those looking to game in flawless 4K, Samsung’s monitor will feature a 1000R curved screen on a 32-inch panel, a marked discrepancy when compared to the Odyssey Neo G9’s massive 49-inch panel.
Many tech enthusiasts felt that Samsung’s Odyssey Neo G9 didn’t pack particularly impressive HDR capabilities, and the company claims to be rectifying this with what it’s dubbed “Samsung HDR 2000,” new tech apparently allowing the same Quantum Mini LED setup seen in the G9 to output with an industry-high 1,000:000 fixed contrast ratio. Likely to produce the brightest brights and blackest blacks of any high-end monitor on the market, this could be a noticeable improvement over recent top-of-the-line options.
The monitor will also come equipped with Samsung’s Smart Monitor M8 tech, a USB-C port, and a rear LED panel capable of dynamically reacting to what’s being displayed on-screen. Some of the product’s extra bells and whistles may come across as unnecessary, but complimentary features are to be expected on monitors projected to land somewhere in the 1500 dollar range depending on the model. The G8’s slightly smaller form factor may save some of the expense of Samsung’s previous output, but the Odyssey Neo G8 will regardless be going for premium prices.
Ongoing supply chain issues in North America and elsewhere may also play havoc on those eyeing Samsung’s latest and best. The production and distribution of PC parts and peripherals have been drastically hampered by unfortunate global circumstances over the past two years, and, should these issues persist, both the monitor and the hardware required to make optimum use of it will be very tough to track down in 2022. The same could be said for those looking to make the most out of their 4K-capable PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, as gamers hoping to play on specialized monitors may be asked to repeat the stress of securing their ninth-generation system of choice.
Source: VideoCardz, CBS News, IGN