The Samsung Odyssey series, including the world’s first 55-inch 1000R curved gaming screen combined with the Samsung Gaming Hub and Smart Platform, deliver next-generation entertainment experiences
Samsung Electronics today unveiled its latest range of gaming screens at Gamescom 2022, including the revolutionary Odyssey Ark and the Odyssey G70B and G65B. Odyssey Ark, announced earlier this month, is the world’s first 55-inch 1000R curved gaming screen, with a 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time (GtG) and an all-new Cockpit Mode.
“As the world’s largest gaming event, Gamescom is an opportunity for Samsung to showcase our latest gaming innovations that will deliver the incredible future of gaming to player communities around the world,” said Hyesung Ha, Executive Vice President Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “The awe-inspiring Odyssey Ark and the super-smart new G70B and G65B enhance our experience while opening up a new world of possibilities through these gaming screens.”
Odyssey Ark: The ultimate entertainment screen with superior gaming performance
Odyssey Ark represents a new frontier in gaming with its unrivaled picture quality and cinematic surround sound. The world’s first 55-inch 1000R curved screen provides an immersive view that wraps around the user’s peripheral vision, enhanced by Cockpit Mode that optimizes the screen environment with HAS (Height Adjustable Stand), tilt and swivel functionality. Quantum Matrix technology powered by Quantum Mini LED enables ultra-fine and precise control of the densely packed LEDs with newly added 14-bit processing enhanced with 16,384 black levels and a million-to-one static contrast ratio that shows every detail in perfect clarity.
Odyssey Ark is the ultimate entertainment screen made possible by Samsung’s proprietary Matte Display and Sound Dome technology. Anti-glare and anti-reflection, users can watch, work and play without distraction while surrounded by cinematic sound delivered through four speakers in each corner and two center speakers – resulting in a 60W 2.2.2 channel with the lowest 45Hz notes for each game screen or game sound bar.
Odyssey Ark is equipped with all the necessary features to deliver the best gaming, entertainment and lifestyle experiences. The Smart Hub integrates essential IoT devices and functionality, allowing users to monitor and adjust settings such as temperature and humidity through the SmartThings app. In addition, the simple Wi-Fi connection enables a full smart TV experience, giving access to popular streaming apps and free live content without downloads or registrations, which is possible with Samsung TV Plus.
In addition to a 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time (GtG) with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, the Odyssey Ark offers a Samsung Gaming Hub,1 an all-in-one game streaming discovery platform where players can discover and play the games they love with no download or storage requirements.
In addition, the Odyssey Ark is equipped with the Ark Dial, a solar-powered controller that is exclusive to the Ark screen, allowing quick and easy control of settings such as Flex Move Screen, Multi View, Quick Settings and Game Bar.2 In addition to being equipped with a solar panel, the Ark Dial can also be charged via a USB Type-C connection.
Odyssey G70B & G65B: Smart services and even smoother gameplay
Recently unveiled at Gamescom 2022 are the Odyssey G70B and G65B gaming monitors. These are the first models in the Odyssey range to have Samsung’s Smart Platform and Samsung Gaming Hub built-in.
Both the G70B and G65B provide smart functionality, including an option to create a home office environment even without a PC. The monitors conveniently connect to various IT devices and services from a single screen for an ultra-efficient work environment. Users can connect wirelessly to a Windows or Mac PC, use Samsung DeX, mirror a smartphone screen to the monitor using Apple AirPlay 2, and access Microsoft 365 cloud services. Users can also watch the -new shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime and other leading OTT (over-the-top) service providers.
In addition to the IoT functionality also available on the Odyssey Ark, the G70B and G65B are equipped with a high-sensitivity Far Field Voice microphone, allowing users to control the device with voice assistants such as Bixby and Amazon Alexa. Always the active voice3 allows users to interact with Bixby even when the monitor is turned off while displaying information related to the conversation on the monitor screen.
The G70B comes in 28- and 32-inch sizes, offering a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time (GtG). These capabilities are packed into a UHD resolution, flat IPS display that is enhanced by NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro for smooth gameplay.
The G65B is available in 27- and 32-inch size variants and is equipped with a 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time (GtG). The curved QHD, 1000R display comes with FreeSync Premium Pro for a flawless gaming experience that will give any gamer a competitive edge.
The Samsung Gaming Hub—available on both the G70B and G65B—allows instant access to top streaming services from partners like Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Google Stadia, Utomik and Amazon Luna (US only). In addition, users can access popular console and PC games to travel through the gaming universe powered by Samsung’s advanced game streaming technology for smooth visuals and responsive gameplay. In addition to the Samsung Gaming Hub, the two new Odyssey models offer the Game Bar, a powerful tool that allows gamers to quickly and easily view the status of gaming settings and change the response time or aspect ratio of the screen, as well as the Game Picture mode, without ever need to leave the game screen.
Samsung’s Odyssey Ark is now available for pre-order worldwide, while the G70B and G65B will be available globally from Q4.
To experience and learn more about Samsung’s latest gaming display innovations, please visit Samsung’s booth at Gamescom in Hall 9 at Koelnmesse, Cologne, 24-28 August 2022. For further information on Samsung’s Odyssey gaming range , please visit https:// displaysolutions.samsung.com/gaming-monitor/odyssey-ark.
You can also visit the Samsung Odyssey Twitch channel to explore the games of tomorrow: https://www.twitch.tv/samsungodyssey.
1 Samsung Gaming Hub is available in the following countries/regions: US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Korea and Brazil. Partner service availability may vary by region.
2 Game Bar is supported for PC and console games, but not for Gaming Hub.
3 Availability of voice assistant services may vary by region.