The Samsung Odyssey Series, including the world’s first 55-inch 1000R curved gaming display, combined with the Samsung Gaming Hub and Smart Platform, delivers next-generation entertainment experiences
Samsung Electronics today unveiled its latest lineup of gaming monitors at Gamescom 2022, including the groundbreaking Odyssey Ark and the Odyssey G70B and G65B. Odyssey Ark, announced earlier this month, is the world’s first 55-inch 1000R curved gaming monitor, 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 gaming communities around the world,” said Hyesung Ha, VP Executive President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. . “The stunning Odyssey case and the new super-smart G70B and G65B reinforce our expertise while opening up a new world of possibilities through these gaming displays.”
Odyssey Ark: The Ultimate Entertainment Display with Superior Gaming Performance
The Odyssey box represents a new frontier in gaming with its unmatched picture quality and cinematic surround sound. The world’s first 55-inch curved 1000R display offers an immersive view that wraps around the user’s peripheral vision, enhanced by Cockpit Mode, which optimizes the display environment with HAS (height adjustable stand), tilt functionality and rotation. Quantum Matrix technology powered by Quantum Mini LED enables extremely fine and precise control of densely packed LEDs with newly added 14-bit processing, enhanced with 16,384 black levels and a million-to-one static contrast ratio that displays every detail with perfect clarity.
Odyssey Ark is the ultimate entertainment display, powered by Samsung’s proprietary Matte Display and Sound Dome Technology. With anti-glare and anti-reflection protection, users can watch, work and play without distraction while being surrounded by cinematic sound delivered via four speakers in each corner and two center woofers — resulting in a 2.2.2 channel 60W with more the low 45Hz notes of any gaming screen or gaming soundbar.
The Odyssey crate is equipped with all the necessary features to deliver the best gaming, entertainment and lifestyle experiences. The 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 without downloads or recordings powered by Samsung TV Plus.
In addition to 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time (GtG) with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, Odyssey Ark offers Samsung Gaming Hub,1 an all-in-one game streaming discovery platform where players can discover and play the games they want without downloads or storage requirements.
Additionally, the Odyssey Ark is equipped with the Ark Dial, a solar-powered controller that is exclusive to the Ark display, allowing quick and easy control of settings such as the Flex Move screen, Multi View, Quick Settings and Game Bar .2 In addition to being equipped with a solar panel, the Ark Dial can also be charged from a USB Type-C connection.
Odyssey G70B & G65B: Smart services and even more agile gaming
Just revealed at Gamescom 2022 are the Odyssey G70B and G65B gaming monitors. These are the first models in the Odyssey line to have Samsung’s Smart Platform and Samsung Gaming Hub integrated.
Both the G70B and G65B offer smart functionality, including the option to create a home office environment even without a PC. Monitors easily connect to various IT devices and services, all from one screen for an extremely efficient work environment. Users can connect wirelessly to a Windows or Mac computer, use Samsung DeX, mirror a smartphone screen to a monitor using Apple AirPlay 2, and access Microsoft 365 cloud services. Users can also watch the most popular shows the latest on Netflix, Amazon Prime and other major OTT (over-the-top) service providers.
In addition to IoT functionality, also available on the Odyssey Ark, the G70B and G65B 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. Always in voice3 the feature allows users to interact with Bixby even when the monitor is off, while displaying chat-related information on the monitor screen.
The G70B is available in 28- and 32-inch sizes, offering a 144Hz refresh rate and a 1ms (GtG) response time. These capabilities are packed into a UHD resolution, flat IPS display that’s enhanced by NVIDIA’s G-SYNC Compatible and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro for smooth gaming.
The G65B is available in 27-inch and 32-inch size options 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 seamless gaming experience that will give any gamer a competitive edge.
The Samsung Gaming Hub – available on both the G70B and G65B – allows instant access to major streaming services from partners such as Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Google Stadia, Utomik and Amazon Luna (US only). Plus, users can access popular console and PC games to travel across the gaming universe, powered by Samsung’s advanced game streaming technology for responsive visuals and gameplay. In addition to the Samsung Gaming Hub, the two new Odyssey models offer Game Bar, a powerful tool that allows gamers to quickly and easily view the status of game settings and modify the response time or screen ratio, as well as the picture mode of the game. game, without having to leave the game screen.
Samsung’s Odyssey Ark is now available for pre-order globally, while the G70B and G65B will be available globally from Q4.
To experience and learn more about Samsung’s latest gaming display innovations, please visit the Samsung booth at Gamescom in Hall 9 at Koelnmesse, Cologne, August 24-28, 2022. For additional information on the gaming lineup Samsung Odyssey, please visit https:// displaysolutions.samsung.com/gaming-monitor/odyssey-ark.
You can also visit the Samsung Odyssey Twitch channel to explore the games of tomorrow: https://www.twitch.tv/samsungodyssey.
1 Samsung Gaming Hub is available in the following countries/regions: US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Korea and Brazil. Service availability to partners may vary by region.
2 Game Bar is supported for PC and console games, but not for Gaming Hub.
3 Availability of voice assistant services may vary by region.