Samsung’s Matte 4k QD OLED screen costs 1,299 euros – Computer – News

Samsung on Tuesday announced the suggested retail prices and availability of its two matte QD OLED gaming displays, which were first announced at CES. The G60SD with a 27-inch WQHD panel will cost €899, and the 32-inch G80SD with 4K resolution will cost €1,299.

The Samsung Odyssey OLED G6 G60SD and Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 G80SD both have a QD OLED panel from panel manufacturer Samsung Display. These panels have previously ended up in displays from other manufacturers. For example, Tweakers have already looked at the ASUS ROG Swift PG32UCDM, which, like the Odyssey G80SD, has a 32-inch 4K display with a 240Hz refresh rate. The Gigabyte AORUS FO27Q3, like the Odyssey G60SD, has a screen diagonal of 27 inches, 2560 x 1440 pixels. And a refresh rate of 360 Hz.

Samsung Odyssey OLED G80SDSamsung Odyssey OLED G80SD

What sets the new Odyssey displays apart from previous QD OLED displays is the matte finish. At the beginning of this year, Samsung also introduced a mirrorless QD OLED TV: the S95D. According to an employee at the event where Tweakers was present and where the displays were showcased, the matte panels will remain exclusive to Samsung for the time being. This matches announcements made by other manufacturers so far; There is not a single matte QD OLED screen. Anyone who wants a matte OLED screen has long been able to choose a screen based on LG’s wool panel.

Samsung Odyssey OLED G60SD - matte panel
The matte panel of the Odyssey OLED G60SD up close

The Odyssey G60SD and G80SD feature a slim, silver-gray design with a ring of RGB lighting around the mounting point of the base. The screen is cooled passively by a type of heat pipe located behind the panel. Both monitors have a full-size DisplayPort 1.4 input and two HDMI 2.1 ports, one of which has Audio return channel On the 32-inch model. The 27-inch monitor has a 3.5mm headphone port instead. There’s also a two-port USB3.1 hub, but no USB-C port with DisplayPort support and Power Delivery. Many other QD OLED displays from this year have it.

The Odyssey G60SD has a traditional OSD and five-point joystick control, while the G80SD has a remote control and the same Tizen software found in Samsung TVs and some displays, like the Odyssey OLED G95SC. In addition to the ability to use streaming services and display the image from a smartphone wirelessly, this display has Matter and SmartThings support. This allows users to control smart home devices from the screen without the need for additional software.

The Samsung Odyssey OLED G6 G60SD is now available in Benelux. Recommended retail price is €899. The Odyssey OLED G8 G80SD is coming in mid-July and will cost €1,299.

Samsung Odyssey OLED G60SD and G80SD - ConnectionsSamsung Odyssey OLED G60SD and G80SD - Connections

On the left is the Odyssey OLED G80SD

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