Samsung’s 2021 Odyssey series debuted with three brand new monitors. The gamer displays came with a completely flat panel and sought to benefit computer and console users. The new series includes the G70A, G50A, and G30A.
Of the three, the top model is the 28-inch G70A with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and an IPS panel with a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz. The total brightness of the panel is 400 nits.
Although the average output is 300 nits, the monitor supports the VESA DisplayHDR 400 standard. In addition, Samsung’s top monitor has both AMD FreeSync Premium Pro support and Nvidia G-SYNC Compatible certification. The monitor has a single DisplayPort 1.4 and two HDMI 2.1 connectors.
The latter connects to the latest generation of consoles such as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, as the new consoles require an HDMI 2.1 connection for a 4K 120 Hz video signal. The Auto Source Switch + provided by the novelty allows the monitor to turn on automatically and switch to the appropriate source when a connected device is turned on.
The next model in the line is the G50A, which offers a 27-inch resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, also an IPS panel, but this time with an image refresh rate of up to 165 Hz. Samsung’s screen supports FreeSync Premium and is also G-SYNC Compatible certified, offering a single DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0 port for connectors.
The G70A and G50A both have Picture-in-Picture, Picture-by-Picture, low input lag, and many other modes. Monitors promise a response time of 1 ms.
Last but not least, the Samsung Odyssey G30A debuted, which will be available in two sizes, with both 24- and 27-inch screen diagonals. Whichever one you choose, we will have a VA panel with Full HD resolution and an image refresh rate of up to 144 Hz. Unfortunately, HDR support is lacking, and the maximum brightness isn’t something bright either – you know – you can only count on 250 nits.
FreeSync Premium is supported, but the panel is not Nvidia-certified G-SYNC Compatible. Let’s say it’s easy to see how it works in practice. The connector range consists of a single DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 port.
The brand new monitors will be available in black, and the included stand is height-adjustable, tiltable, rotatable, and has a pivot option. Samsung has not yet announced the expected price of the monitors or which markets will be available.