Samsung Electronics takes gaming experiences to the next level with global launch of Odyssey Ark – Samsung Global Newsroom

With unparalleled picture quality and cinematic surround sound, Odyssey Ark represents a new frontier in gaming.

Samsung Electronics today announced the global launch of Odyssey Ark, the world’s first 55-inch 1000R curved gaming monitor, adding an all-new form factor to the industry-leading Odyssey line. The huge display offers a 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time (GtG),1 plus an all-new Cockpit mode and exclusive controller, the Ark Dial offering the ultimate window into the gaming world with unparalleled immersion.

“We are thrilled to unveil this totally unique next-gen gaming monitor, the Odyssey Ark. This 55-inch 1000R curved gaming monitor combines premium cinematic picture quality, immersive surround sound and an incredibly flexible interface that the players demand more and more.” said Hyesung Ha, executive vice president of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “The gaming community is hungry for new experiences and Odyssey Ark provides access to a new world of games that will raise standards across the industry.”

The revolutionary Odyssey Ark is designed to deliver incredible cinematic experiences, superior gaming performance, and an interface that offers completely optimized flexibility. Originally unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, the Odyssey Ark has been recognized as a CES Innovation Award winner.

A new cinematic experience that appeals to the senses

The large 55-inch display wraps around the user’s field of vision with its 1000R curvature, filling in their peripheral vision. This is further enhanced by Cockpit Mode, which allows the screen to swivel with HAS (Height Adjustable Stand), the tilt and swivel functionality for an optimal screen environment that creates a new sense of immersion in the world.

The Odyssey Ark uses Samsung’s Quantum Matrix technology, using quantum mini-LEDs, which allow ultra-fine and precise control of densely packed LEDs. With newly added 14-bit processing, sophisticated lighting control technology, gamers see both dark and bright scenes, including 16,384 levels of black for ultra-realistic graphics.

A million-for-one static contrast ratio brings out even the most subtle details with perfect clarity. Additionally, the Neural Quantum Processor Ultra takes content quality to new heights by using data generated from 20 neural networks to enhance every visual detail, enhancing content up to 4K resolution.

For the ultimate cinematic experience, the Odyssey Ark leverages Samsung’s matte display and sound dome technology. The matte display provides both anti-glare and anti-reflective protection, minimizing distractions and allowing users to stay focused on the content in front of them. The Odyssey Ark features beautiful sound with “Sound Dome Tech” with AI Sound Booster and Dolby Atmos to enhance the surround sound experience. Four speakers, one in each corner, and two center woofers deliver realistic, rich sound through 60W 2.2.2 channel with the lowest 45Hz ratings of any gaming monitor or bar game sound.

Superior gaming performance optimized for gamers

Along with the 165Hz refresh rate, the Odyssey Ark combines 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) with 1ms response time (GtG) with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, maximizing on-screen accuracy and giving gamers a competitive edge in fast-paced environments. The Odyssey Ark also delivers powerful gaming performance and lets gamers experience the best in gaming all in one place with Samsung Gaming Hub.2 Samsung Gaming Hub is an all-in-one streaming game discovery platform, where gamers can discover and enjoy the games they love from partners like Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Google Stadia, Utomik, and Amazon Luna .

Samsung Gaming Hub provides instant access to top streaming services, as well as popular console and PC games. Without downloading or needing storage space, users can explore every corner of the game world without limits.

Flexible interface to find the perfect settings for victory

Gamers increasingly expect personalized and customizable gaming experiences. The Odyssey Ark offers a range of innovative features that allow gamers to adjust screen size, position, and even ratio for the optimal gaming setup. First, the solar-powered Ark Dial the exclusive controller of the Odyssey Ark can quickly and simply control a variety of settings, including Flex Move Screen, Multi View, Quick Settings, and Game Bar.

Flex Move Screen allows users to adjust the screen size between 55 and 27 inches, change the position of the screen and even change the screen ratio between 16:9, 21:9 and 32:9 all with just one touch of Ark Dial. This freedom is not only horizontal but also vertical, giving users even more control over the visual experience. Multi View allows users to utilize the large screen to its full potential by displaying up to four screens at once in a horizontal position, or three in Cockpit mode. This eliminates the need for multi-monitor setups, so gamers can enjoy a clutter-free environment.

game bar3 is a powerful tool allowing gamers to quickly and easily view their gaming status and control important settings without ever having to leave the game screen. From checking FPS (frames per second), HDR (high dynamic range) and VRR (variable refresh rate), to adjust settings such as screen ratio, response time, and game frame mode, the Game Bar puts the gamer in control and on the road to victory .

As well as being equipped with a solar panel, the Ark Dial can also be charged via a USB Type-C connection, eliminating the need for disposable batteries.

Pre-order for Samsung’s Odyssey Ark will be available from August 15, 2022.4 For more information, please visit:

[Spec Table]

Model G97NB
Display Screen size 55″
Flat / Curved 1000R Curved
aspect ratio 16:9
Processor Ultra Neural Quantum Processor
Matte display Yes
Backlight unit Quantum Mini LED (local dimming)
HDR (high dynamic range) Quantum HDR 2000
Static contrast ratio 1,000,000:1
Resolution 3840 × 2160
Response time 1ms (GTG)
Refresh rate 165Hz max
Game Features VRR FreeSync Premium Pro
Samsung gaming hub Yes
Others Ark Dial, Flex Move screen, multi-view, game bar, game mode
Main Features Automatic source change + Yes
Eye saver mode Yes
Flicker Free Yes
Adaptive Picture Yes
Sleep Timer Plus Yes
Sound Audio output 60W
Channel 2.2.2ch (4 speakers and 2 woofers)
Response frequency 45Hz~20KHz
Dolby Atmos Yes
Interface hdmi HDMI 2.1 (4EA), HDMI-CEC
PortLan RJ45 (1EA)
Design Color Black
Type of support Height Adjustable Stand (HAS)
Tilt Yes
Pivot Yes (cockpit mode)
Wall mounting Yes (200×200, 300×300, 400×400)

1 Gray to gray. Unit of measurement of pixel speed. Used to measure the response time of gaming monitors.

2 Samsung Gaming Hub is available in the following countries/regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Korea, and Brazil. Service availability for Partners may vary by region.

3 Game Bar supports PC and console games but does not support the Samsung gaming hub.

4 Pre-order may vary by region or country

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