After launching its ultra-premium Odyssey G9 monitor with a massive 49-inch curved screen and “dual QHD” resolution in 2020, Samsung is ready to give the panel a major upgrade this year. While retaining the futuristic Tron-like design aesthetics featuring a white back panel and glowing blue ring on the rear, the 2021 version of the Odyssey G9 adds in Quantum mini-LED backlighting.
Borrowed from its television range, the mini-LED technology gives this year’s Odyssey G9 better contrast and brightness, two important elements to gamers. Samsung claims that it’s bringing both Quantum mini-LED enhancements and Quantum Matrix Technology to the Odyssey for the first time. Combined with an immersive 1000R curvature, the Odyssey G9 should be an eye-catching screen for immersive gameplay, ensuring you can surround yourself and not miss any important action.
Last year’s Odyssey G9 supported both AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync screen technology, and we expect this year’s upgraded model to maintain compatibility with both standards.
In addition to the upgraded Odyssey G9, Samsung also unveiled a new digital whiteboard solution called the Samsung Interactive Display FLIP 75. The Flip 75 comes with a 75-inch digital canvas you can write, draw, and edit on, and Samsung says it will also be available in 55-, 65-, and 85-inch sizes. Though whiteboards are traditionally most often found in offices and classrooms, Samsung is also positioning the Flip for home use for better collaboration.
“The Flip offers connective features for hybrid working and learning to help consumers succeed, whether in the classroom, the office, or at home,” Samsung said in a statement. “With optimized 4K picture quality and easy-to-read visuals, a team of up to 20 can work simultaneously to sync personal devices for real-time content sharing. The Flip allows users to see a co-worker’s or teacher’s presentation as if they were there in person, offering the ability to work together while staying safe.”
The Flip 75 comes with a 4K UHD resolution display for improved visual clarity, Samsung said, and a smooth pen-to-paper writing mode.
Samsung did not provide any pricing guidance or availability information for either product. For reference, Samsung’s Flip 2 65 retails for $2,599 while last year’s Odyssey G9 is currently discounted to around $1,500.