New Samsung Odyssey G9 could be the first monitor with VESA DisplayHDR 2000 certification

Published: 11th Apr 2021, 20:10 GMT   Comments

Update: VESA has issued a statement that DisplayHDR 2000 certification does not exist and therefore should not be used.

Samsung Odyssey G9 with VESA DisplayHDR 2000

Samsung is preparing to launch a refreshed model of an ultra-premium gaming monitor.

A new listing had appeared on the Chinese Taobao website featuring yet unreleased Samsung Odyssey G9 monitor. Last month Samsung announced that its flagship G9 model will receive an upgrade. The manufacturer did not go into details, but they did confirm that the updated panel will have a Quantum MiniLED panel. Thanks to the leak from Taobao, we learn a few more details.

Samsung Odyssey G9 2021, Source: Taobao

First and foremost, the panel size, resolution, and curvature have not changed. The Odyssey G9 features a 49-inch VA panel with a resolution of 5120×1440 (dual QHD) and a curvature of 1000R. It is truly an immersive experience that replaces a multi-monitor setup with just one.

The new panel has a maximum refresh rate of 240 Hz and it supports both NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Pro, the Taobao seller claims. Those features along with 10-bit color depth, 95% of DCI-P3 color coverage, have not changed since the 2020 model.

Samsung Odyssey G9 2021 Specifications, Source: Taobao

What did change is the backlight technology. The updated Odyssey G9 has a MiniLED backlight with 2048 local dimming zones. This technology has increased the contrast ratio to 4000:1 and more importantly the peak brightness to 2000 nits (cd/cm2). The seller claims that the monitor has VESA DisplayHDR 2000 certification, however, no such certification exists yet. Therefore it is likely that Samsung Odyssey G9 2021 will be the first to feature this certification.

Currently, the highest tier of DisplayHDR specs lists 1400 peak luminance (cd/m2). In comparison to the Odyssey G9 from 2020, the peak brightness has doubled.

Samsung Odyssey G9 2021 is currently listed at Taobao at 29,999 RMB, which is around 4,599 USD. Of course, this price is just a placeholder till the seller receives more information from Samsung. According to the listing, the delivery of this model is now expected around June, which would be a year after the 2020 model was released.

Samsung Odyssey G9 Monitors
VideoCardzSamsung Odyssey G9 2020Samsung Odyssey G9 2021
Product CodeLC49G95TSSUXENS49AG95NC
Panel32:9 49-inch VA32:9 49-inch 10-bit VA Mini LED
Refresh Rate240 Hz, 1ms G2G240 Hz, 1ms G2G
Resolution5120 x 1440 (DQHD)5120 x 1440 (DQHD)
Local Dimming2048 zones
Connectivity2x DisplayPort (1.4) + 1x HDMI (2.0)2x DisplayPort (1.x) + 1x HDMI (2.x)
Peak brightness1000 cd/m22000 cd/m2
HDR CertificationVESA DisplayHDR 1000VESA DisplayHDR 2000
Variable Refresh RateNVIDIA G-Sync Compatible
AMD Premium Pro
NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible
AMD Premium Pro

Source: Taobao via TFTCentral

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