At the moment, there are no listed monitors with DisplayHDR 2000 certification and this one from Samsung would be the first, but it would also be one of the first monitors on the market to integrate a miniLED panel, considered the future of display technology. However, as we have already put in the headline of this news, the price will be quite prohibitive (the same as the rest of existing miniLED monitors, but with the addition that it will be located in the highest range of the manufacturer and the market).
Samsung Odyssey G9, now with DisplayHDR 2000
The Samsung Odyssey G9 is a monitor that has been on the market for some time, and what we talk about in this news is precisely that update that Samsung announced without much detail last month. First of all, the size, resolution and curvature of the panel have not changed: it maintains its 49-inch diagonal with dual QHD resolution (5120 x 1440 pixels) and 1000R curvature, so it is still the same monitor you are looking for. provide the most immersive experience possible.
Of course, the new panel has a maximum refresh rate of 240 Hz and is compatible with NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Pro variable refresh technologies, all this according to the Japanese seller Taobao. These characteristics, along with a 10-bit color depth and 95% DCI-P3 color coverage, have not changed from the current model released in 2020.
What has changed is the backlight technology, now with MiniLED with 2048 local dimming zones. This technology has increased the true contrast ratio to 4000: 1 and, more importantly, the maximum brightness to 2000 nits (cd / m2). The vendor claims that the monitor is VESA DisplayHDR 2000 certified, however this certification does not exist as such for now and therefore this is likely to be the first monitor on the market to carry it.
Currently the maximum range of DisplayHDR presents a maximum luminance of 1,400 cd / m2, and compared to the current version of the Odyssey G9, in this new model this characteristic would have been doubled.
A prohibitive price
Mind you, the Samsung Odyssey G9 2021 is currently listed on the Taobao store at a price of RMB 29,999, around 4,500 euros approximately. This price is likely to be a simple “placeholder” until the seller receives more information from Samsung, something very common when a seller wants to list a product in their store to save time in the face of the official launch.
In light of this, in the store the monitor appears with availability for the month of June of this year, just one year after the 2020 model was launched on the market. This could mean that it will be in May when we have the official details from Samsung, ahead of a potential launch in June.