Samsung revealed a trio of new Odyssey gaming monitors ahead of CES 2024, all of which have OLED screens. They also all have AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400, plus Samsung’s anti-glare technology and other notable features.

Starting with the Odyssey OLED G9 (G955D), a 49-inch ultra-wide curved monitor with DQHD (5120 x 1440) resolution and 32:9 aspect ratio, it’s almost a cross between a gaming monitor and TV. The gaming specs stand out with a fast 0.03ms response time and 240Hz refresh rate, plus access to Samsung’s own Gaming Hub cloud service. That service is embedded in the company’s smart TV platform, so you can just as easily access streaming services through the monitor as well.

The Odyssey OLED G8 (G80SD) is a 32-inch monitor, and the first flat model to have an OLED panel. It has 4K (3820 x 2160) resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 240Hz refresh rate. It shares the same 0.03ms response time, though differs as far as its overall build and design.

That’s where it shares more in common with the Odyssey OLED G6 (G60SD), a 27-inch flat monitor with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and 360Hz refresh rate. The slim metal design also stands out considering the 3.9mm bezel and slim stand with a 3mm metal plate holding it up.

All three have two HDMI 2.1 ports, a USB hub and DisplayPort 1.4 input, plus a VESA mount if you want to set it up on a stand.

Features to expect

VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 is what gives the monitors the more vivid details and colours that make OLED so vibrant. Throw in AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, and you can add smoother framerates with lower latency. They also have Core Lighting+ in the rear, a lighting circle that emits ambient light in various colours to add something to a gaming setup.

The G9 and G8 also offer Multi Control, which is basically turns the monitor into a connected device unto itself. That way, you can transfer text and images between either monitor and compatible Samsung devices, like a Galaxy Book, tablet or phone. They can also act as smart hubs because they have Samsung SmartThings Hub built-in, letting you connect to any device that works under Matter and the Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA).

Samsung hasn’t revealed exactly when these new monitors will come out in 2024, but if last year was any indication, spring or summer looks like the best bet. Check out the current slate of Samsung monitors available now.

Ted Kritsonis
Editor Cellular/Mobile Technology
I’m a fortunate man in being able to do the fun job of following and reporting on one of the most exciting industries in the world today. In my time covering consumer tech, I’ve written for a number of publications, including the Globe and Mail, Yahoo! Canada,, Canoe, Digital Trends, MobileSyrup, G4 Tech, PC World, Faze and AppStorm. I’ve also appeared on TV as a tech expert for Global, CTV and the Shopping Channel.


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