Samsung today unveiled its 2021 series of Odyssey gaming screens. The key feature this year appears to be the flat panels or more specifically the lack of curved panels as they are found in the 2020 series.
The new series has three models, G70A, G50A and G30A.
The G70A is the top of the line model with a 28-inch, 3840×2160 IPS panel that has a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz. The panel has a maximum brightness of 400 nits, with 300 nits typical brightness, and it supports the VESA DisplayHDR 400 standard. The G70A also has AMD FreeSync Premium Pro support and is Nvidia G-SYNC compatible certified.
To support this combination of high resolution and high refresh rate, the G70A comes with a single DisplayPort 1.4 port and dual HDMI 2.1 ports. The latter allows the connection of the latest generation of consoles, such as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, which require HDMI 2.1 for their 4K 120Hz output. Auto Source Switch + lets the monitor automatically turn on and switch to the correct source when a connected device is turned on.
Next is the G50A. This model has a 27-inch IPS panel with 2560 x 1440 resolution and refresh rate of up to 165 Hz. It supports HDR10 and typically has a brightness of 350 nits. The G50A supports FreeSync Premium and is also G-SYNC compliant certified. Connections include a single DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0.
Both the G70A and G50A have additional features such as Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture, Low Input Lag Mode, Super Arena Gaming UX, Ultrawide Game View and CoreSync Lighting. Both also announce 1 ms GTG response times.
Finally, there’s the G30A. This model is available in two sizes – 27 inches and 24 inches – but in both cases it is a VA panel with a resolution of 1920×1080 and up to 144Hz refresh rate. There is no HDR support and the maximum brightness is around 250 nits. The G30A supports FreeSync Premium, but is not G-SYNC compliant certified by Nvidia (does not necessarily mean that it would not work). Port selection is limited to a single DisplayPort 1.2 and a single HDMI 1.4.
All three screens come in the same black color and have a height-adjustable stand with tilt, swivel and swivel.
Samsung has not yet announced prices and availability for these models.