Samsung’s new 32-inch Odyssey Neo G8 curved monitor offers 4K at 240Hz, 2,000 nits peak brightness

Something to look forward to: Samsung claims the Odyssey Neo G8 is the world’s first monitor to offer 4K resolution at a blistering 240Hz refresh rate. The Neo G8 uses Samsung’s Quantum Mini-LED technology for its 32-inch panel and features a 1000R immersive curvature. This monitor is one of three new models from Samsung that will be presented at CES 2022.

The Odyssey Neo G8 shares the same design language and similar technology to the excellent super-ultrawide Odyssey Neo G9, albeit in healthier proportions. Like the larger model, the Neo G8 has a 1000R curvature and offers up to 2,000 nits of peak brightness, but features a 4K@240Hz panel instead of the Neo G8’s dual QHD@240Hz setup.

Samsung Remarks a 1ms (GtG) response time for the smaller Neo G8, and in terms of ports, the monitor would have a dual HDMI 2.1 connection and a single DisplayPort 1.4 connection. As expected, the Neo G8 supports Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technologies for smooth gameplay, although a modern AAA/GPU gaming combo is virtually incapable of running at 4K @ 240Hz without a noticeable adjustment in performance. quality.

Additionally, Samsung has also announced two other monitors, namely the connectivity-focused M8 and the creator-focused S8. The first is a 32-inch 11.4mm ultra-thin UHD monitor that features a SlimFit magnetic webcam for conferencing, cloud gaming streaming, and can act as a hub for Samsung’s SmartThings IoT platform. It also comes with a dedicated remote and a 65W USB-C port for passthrough charging.

The S8, meanwhile, is a 4K monitor, available in 27- and 32-inch sizes with 98% DCI-P3 coverage and Display HDR 600 certification on the larger model. It uses a matte anti-glare screen and is offered to content creators looking for a streamlined workstation. To that end, Samsung has added built-in LAN support and 90W USB-C charging for laptops and phones.

All three monitors will be officially announced during Samsung’s CES 2022 showcase this week, where their remaining specs, pricing, and availability information will likely be revealed.

Edward N. Arrington