CES 2022: Samsung unveils monitors for gamers, entertainment & WFH consumers

CES 2022: Samsung unveils monitors for gamers, entertainment & WFH consumers
5 Jan, 2022

In its bid to augment its portfolio in the monitor segment, Samsung has unveiled three models- under M, Odyssey and S series- at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022. The South Korean giant claims that its 2022 monitor portfolio is tailormade for gamers, working professionals and consumers who are keen to watch content. The three monitors showcased by the company are the Odyssey Neo G8, Samsung Smart Monitor M8 and Samsung S8.  

While making the announcement, Hyesung Ha, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, revealed, “Our 2022 lineup represents the next generation in monitor innovation with offerings that meet the demands of competitive gamers, professional designers and everyone in between. As the work and entertainment worlds continue to evolve, we are proud to deliver monitors that boost users’ experiences from the comfort of their homes.” 

Going Nano and getting sharper for gamers

First among its product showcase is 32-inch Odyssey Neo G8, which Samsung claims will be the world’s first monitor to feature a 4K (3,840 x 2,160) 1000R curved screen with 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time (GtG (Model Name: G85NB).

Positioned as the smaller version of its already available 49-inch Odyssey Neo G9, the company claims that this product will script a new chapter in ‘gaming monitor innovation’ by offering ‘razor-sharp performance’ for even the most dedicated PC gamers. 

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The new model will be having Quantum Mini LED backlight panel and HDR 2000 with a 2,000nit peak brightness and a million-to-one static contrast ratio. It is widely believed that Mini LEDs are considered more efficient and effective way of backlighting a conventional flat panel screen. 

Interestingly, Accenture in its report had earlier maintained that the full value of the gaming industry now exceeds $300 billion, more than the combined markets for movies and music, driven by a surge in mobile gaming and an emphasis on social interaction during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

S8 for creative WFH professionals 

Next up for display by Samsung at CES, is S8 monitors (S80PB), available in 27-inch and 32-inch options, for content creators and designers working in the office or at home for extended business hours.

Powered by an ultra-high definition (UHD) performance graphics, it offers up to 98% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut support. Both models feature USB Type-C 90W charging and LAN ports to facilitate users to charge their mobiles and laptops too. Built with the VESA mount compatibility standards, as well as a Height Adjustable Stand (HAS), the monitors have been certified as glare-free by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), as claimed by the company. 

M80B for Binge  

Another product on display was M80B monitors, which is a 32-inch 4K UHD display that supports 99% of the standard red, green, blue (sRGB ) colour space, 400 nits of brightness, and 1.07 billion colour. 

Having thickness of just 11.4mm, Samsung claims this product to be thinner by about three-quarters than its predecessor M8 32-inch and will be serving those who are looking for aesthetics. 

Smart TV and productivity apps are built directly into the monitor, thus enabling seamless entertainment and work while serving as a SmartThings control hub, even without the need of a PC, as claimed by the company.