Samsung announced the launch of its new range of gaming monitors in India, called the Odyssey OLED G8, Odyssey G7, and G7 Neo. The new range of Samsung Odyssey monitors come with advanced features such as Neo Quantum processor, HDR true black 400, Smart entertainment, and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro. Read on to know more about the features of the monitors.
Samsung Odyssey G8, G7, Neo G7: Price & Availability
Odyssey OLED G8 monitor comes in Silver colour in India at a price of Rs 1,75,000. Odyssey Neo G7 will be available in White colour for 43” and Black colour for 32” at Rs 1,30,000 and Rs 1,00,000, respectively. The Odyssey G7 comes in Black colourway and will be available at price of Rs 75,000.
Customers can buy monitors from Samsung’s official online store Samsung Shop, Amazon, and all leading retail stores. Odyssey OLED G8 and Odyssey Neo G7 will be available on an Instant Discount of Rs 1,750 on debit and credit cards of ICICI and leading banks along with a no cost EMI.
Samsung Odyssey G8, G7, Neo G7: Features
The Odyssey OLED G8, which is the most top-end monitor in the lineup, has the fastest response time among the complete Odyssey range with GTG 0.1ms & a refresh rate of 175Hz. The 34-inch screen offers ultra-wide, QHD resolution (3,440 x 1,440) with a 21:9 aspect ratio.
It comes with 100% colour volume and DCI-99.3% colour gamut. It also gets a million-to-one static contrast ratio for enhanced details, and an 1800R curvature as well.
Talking about the Odyssey Neo G7, it is Samsung’s first flat Mini-LED model with a new form factor. The 43” screen delivers 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160) with VESA Display HDR600 and HDR 10+ certification. The Odyssey Neo G7 brings Samsung’s Quantum Matrix Technology, using Quantum Mini LEDs, to enable ultra-fine and precise control of the densely packed LEDs, says the brand.
As for the Odyssey G7, it is a flat UHD gaming monitor that offers a 144Hz refresh rate along with an IPS panel with image through 178° of wide viewing angle. It also has other various features under the hood, including rapid 1ms response time and a clear QLED picture quality.
Samsung Odyssey G8, G7, Neo G7: Top 3 Alternatives
As for the alternatives, we have curated a list of budget and mid-range monitors that could serve you as a perfect alternative if you don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket that is as big as Rs 1,75,000. So let’s take a look at them:
OnePlus Monitor X27
The OnePlus Monitor X27 retails at Rs 27,999 and will be sold via the company’s website, starting December 15. The OnePlus Monitor X27 comes in a single black colour. OnePlus also has launch offers for this monitor, where one can get a discount of Rs 1,000 on the use of ICICI Bank cards and the option to get no-cost EMI for up to 6 months.
The monitor has a metal design and a 3-side bezel-less display. It has an adjustable stand for the pivot, tilt, and swivel modes. It sports a 27-inch 2K display with support for a 165Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time. There’s support for AMD Freemium Sync for enhanced gameplay without screen tears or jittering.
The IPS panel comes with a 178-degree wide-angle view, DisplayHDR 400, 350 nits of brightness, an aspect ratio of 16:9 and support for a 95% DCI-P3 color gamut and the TÜV Rheinland certification.
Connectivity options on the monitor include a USB Type-C port for charging (with support for 65W fast charging) and data transfer, an HDMI 2.1 port, USB 3.0, 1 DP, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Users get 5 viewing modes such as Standard mode, Movie mode, Game mode, Picture mode, and Web mode. Plus, there are dual PbP and PiP split-screen modes for multitasking.
Asus ROG Strix XG16
The ROG Strix XG16 gaming monitor is available in two colour options: black and white. It has a starting price tag of Rs 60,999 in India.
The 15.6‑inch FHD IPS panel in ROG Strix XG16 offers vivid colours with 144 Hz refresh rate to deliver smooth visuals. Additionally, it is G-SYNC compatible to eliminate screen tearing. As it is a mobile gaming monitor, it is powered by a built-in high-capacity 7800 mAh battery that provides up to three hours of viewing at 144 Hz, and a quick-charge function enables up to two hours of use after 1 hour of charging.
Strix XG16 has a fold-out stand so one can set it up to one of several viewing positions in both landscape and portrait orientation. Strix XG16 also includes a tripod socket that’s compatible with standard tripods, allowing the monitor to be used as a secondary screen for a laptop or a larger screen for mobile devices.
The Strix XG16AHP models additionally include a bundled ROG tripod as well. The monitor can also be stored inside a ROG Sleeve. Connectivity options on the Strix XG16 include HDMI (mini) and 2 x USB-C ports. The USB port can also be used to charge the device via its adapter or when connected to a laptop.
BenQ Mobiuz EX3210U
The Mobiuz EX3210U Gaming Monitor is sold for Rs 87,500 and the gaming monitor is available for purchase via Amazon and IT retail outlets. The Benq Mobiuz EX3210U gaming monitor will be sold in a single white colour option.
The Benq Mobiuz EX3210U gaming monitor sports a 32-inch 4K Ultra-HD (3,840×2,160 pixels) IPS LCD display which has a 1ms response time with a 144Hz refresh rate support when connected to a computer, and 120Hz when connected to a gaming console such as the Xbox Series X, or a PS5. The monitor offers 98 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage and is Vesa DisplayHDR 600 certified, according to the company.
The monitor comes with support for AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology to reduce tearing, lag, and stuttering while gaming. It supports a maximum brightness of 600 nits and features Benq’s HDRi technology for contrast adjustment.
As for audio, it comes with dual 2W speakers and a 5W subwoofer. You get five audio presets for various gaming scenarios such as FPS, racing, and sports games. Other scenarios such as cinema and pop/ live music are also supported. Furthermore, it also supprots company’s Bongiovi DPS sound technology. Connectivity options include two HDMI 2.1 ports for current-gen consoles, a DisplayPort 1.4 port for PC gaming at 4K resolution, four USB 3.0 ports and a headphone jack.