[Odyssey Infographic Series ②] Pick Your Odyssey – Find the Right Samsung Gaming Monitor for You
The Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and Ultra will start shipping this week to buyers who preorder the handset. The phones rock impressive hardware that should deliver great performance. We’re looking at a custom Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip across the board, plus faster storage and faster RAM. But the Galaxy S23 isn’t the fastest phone in town, and it won’t outperform the iPhone 14, 13, or 12 in benchmark tests.
Moreover, a recent gaming performance test showed that the Galaxy S23 Ultra can barely match the iPhone SE that Apple launched last year. The mid-range iPhone features the same A15 Bionic chip as the iPhone 13 series and base iPhone 14 models.
YouTube channel Golden Reviewer put the Galaxy S23 Ultra through the same Genshin Impact gaming test it uses for other smartphones.
The best Galaxy S23 model managed to pull ahead of all Samsung phones the YouTuber tested previously. But the Galaxy S23 Ultra wasn’t in the top 10 with its performance. The phone reached an average of 55 frames per second during the 10-minute gaming session. It also heated up to a max temperature of 43.6ºC (110.48ºF).
Right below the Galaxy S23 Ultra, we have the iPhone SE 2022. The mid-range handset managed to reach 54 frames per second at a temperature of 45.1ºC (113.18ºF). The iPhone’s average power consumption is another big win for the iPhone. Samsung is far from offering the same efficiency as Apple.
Real-life gaming test shows Galaxy S23 Ultra performance compared with other phones and tablets. Image source: YouTube Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy S23 Ultra did worse than the iPhone 14 Pro Max (A16 Bionic) and iPhone 14 Plus (A15 Bionic). As we’ve explained before, the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus feature a slightly better A15 variant and much better cooling than the iPhone 13.
What’s interesting is that other Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered devices fared better in the same test. The Xiaomi 13 Pro topped 59.4 frames per second, registering a peak temperature of only 39.3ºC (102.74ºF). Other Xiaomi flagships featuring last year’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chip also did better in the real-life gaming test than Samsung’s 2023 flagship, as seen above.
As for other Samsung phones, the new handset is a much better gaming device than the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Last year’s flagship managed 42.1 frames per second in the gaming test, overheating to 46.5 ºC (115.7ºF) in the process.
The conclusion is on par with previous Galaxy S23 Ultra performance tests we’ve seen. The new phones feature high-end hardware that’s superior to last year’s Galaxy S22 series. But the new handsets aren’t the most powerful flagships in town. Samsung still has work to do, both when it comes to optimizing the software and cooling the handset.
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Samsung Electronics today announced the global launch of Odyssey Neo G7 (Model name: G70NC), the company’s first flat Mini-LED model, adding a new form factor to the industry-leading Odyssey lineup. The new monitor delivers a large screen designed to give gamers a more comprehensive range of vision and details — inviting them to the worlds of their games with lifelike picture quality.
“The gaming monitor market is only going to get bigger, and gamers are now seeking more out of their monitors,” said Hoon Chung, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are not just delivering better gaming experience — we are rebuilding new smart capabilities into our screens that give gamers an all-in-one place for technology and entertainment. Our innovations are enabling gamers everywhere to stay absorbed in their games with visual performance that enhances the intense emotional experiences.”
The Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 is designed to deliver lifelike picture quality, a customizable high-performance viewing environment and personalized features for optimal gaming and entertainment.
Gaming Monitor Big Enough for Any Game and Platform
The large 43” screen delivers 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160) with VESA Display HDR600 and HDR 10+ certification for advanced picture quality showcasing the best graphics of today. The Odyssey Neo G7 brings Samsung’s Quantum Matrix Technology to the fore, using Quantum Mini LEDs, which enable ultra-fine and precise control of the densely packed LEDs. As a result, users can see richer blacks, more expansive color expression and more detail, even in shadowy gaming environments.
Additionally, the Matte Display reduces light reflection on the screen, minimizing distractions during the most intense gaming sessions and letting the large screen deliver details while keeping the player focused on the game and the stunning visual performance.
The Odyssey Neo G7 is a great monitor for any gaming platform — using DisplayPort or HDMI connection to hook it up to the users’ Gaming rig or switch to HDMI 2.1 to play on their latest game console. Another option is to play a mobile game on a larger 43” screen through the built-in WIFI/Bluetooth or just connect a controller to enjoy a game in the cloud without even having a console.
Performance To Take Gaming to the Next Level
A 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms (MPRT) response time allow a swift, smooth response and enable precise mouse movements. Even during the most intense moments, the Odyssey Neo G7 keeps extremely smooth and fast action gameplay and reduces stuttering, input latency and screen tearing through AMD FreeSync Premium Pro support.
Users increasingly expect personalized and customizable gaming experiences. The Odyssey Neo G7 provides a range of innovative features that let users adjust screen size, position and even ratio for an optimal gaming setup. Flex Move Screen allows users to adjust the screen size between 43- and 20-inches to match their preferred size based on the game they play and even change the screen position. So, users can find the perfect way to perform at their best in any game.
To personalize their performance, users can use Samsung Game Bar,1 a powerful tool enabling users to quickly view and change important settings without ever needing to leave the game screen. Players can see and change FPS (Frames Per Second), aspect ratio, high dynamic range (HDR) and variable refresh rate (VRR) or adjust settings such as screen ratio, response time and Game Picture mode. Game Bar puts the player in control without missing any of the action.
Smart Features for Personalized Experiences
The Odyssey Neo G7 is equipped with smart features to cater to users’ wide variety of needs, with customizable experiences through Samsung Smart Hub and Samsung Gaming Hub.
Samsung Gaming Hub2 is an all-in-one game streaming discovery platform that allows instant access to games from partners such as Xbox and NVIDIA GeForce NOW, with no downloads or storage space requirements. It is the ultimate tool to enable users the freedom to explore every corner of the gaming world without limitations.
In addition, users can also get the smart TV experience with apps from partners like Prime Video, Netflix and YouTube through Samsung Smart Hub to enjoy various over-the-top (OTT) content using an Internet connection without even booting up their PC or connecting to other devices.
The Odyssey Neo G7 will be available globally from Q1 2023, with launch schedules varying by region. For more information, please visit: Odyssey Neo G7.
G70NC Display Screen Size 43” Flat/Curved Flat Panel Type Quantum Mini-LED Aspect Ratio 16:9 Picture Refresh Rate (Max) 144Hz Brightness (Typical) 400 nit HDR VESA Display HDR600 HDR10+ Gaming
Response Time 1ms MPRT Viewing Angle 178○/178○ Gaming Feature VRR FreeSync Premium Pro Smart Feature Yes Gaming Hub, Media Hub Audio Speaker 20W x 2 Interface Video Ports 1x DisplayPort (1.4) / 2x HDMI(2.1) USB Ports 2x USB 3.0 ports Others 1x Ethernet LAN, WiFi5, Bluetooth 5.2 Design Lighting Yes (Core Sync) Stand Tilt Wall Mount VESA (200×200)
1 Game Bar supports PC & console gaming but does not support the Samsung Gaming Hub.
2 Samsung Gaming Hub only available in select countries: Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, the U.S. and the U.K. In other European countries, cloud games can be accessed through the Samsung Smart Hub. Service and content availability may vary by region and partners.
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The Galaxy S23 launch is just a few weeks away, or plenty of time for Samsung’s remaining secrets to leak. Thanks to a series of renders and official press image leaks, we already know what the three phones will look like. More importantly, we know that all Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra models will feature the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.
But more details have leaked about a few key features that potential Galaxy S23 buyers might care about: screen brightness, battery sizes, and cooling systems. The good news is that Samsung appears interested in bridging the gap between the more affordable models and the Ultra.
Per Ice Universe, the Galaxy S23 and Plus will get the same peak screen brightness as the Ultra. That’s 1750 nits, matching the current Galaxy S22 Ultra screen performance. The base Galaxy S22 tops at 1300 nits of brightness.
Perhaps more important than screen brightness is battery life. And it looks like Samsung will increase the battery capacity of the smaller models. The Galaxy S23 and Plus models will feature an additional 200 mAh battery capacity compared to their predecessors. We’re looking at 3,900 mAh and 4,700 mAh batteries for the two phones.
The Ultra will pack the same 5,000 mAh battery as its predecessor.
When it comes to charging, the Galaxy S23 will support 25W chargers. The larger models will top at 45W like their predecessors. As we already saw with the S22 series, that’s not an exciting upgrade and is more of a marketing gimmick.
Finally, a different leaker provides another exciting detail, one that not all buyers might care about, however. The new phones should feature improved cooling systems compared to the Galaxy S22 series. This would ensure longer-lasting peak performance when using apps that demand more resources.
The Galaxy S22 performance issues that came to light right after Samsung started shipping the phone were partly blamed on the lack of proper active cooling. Some claimed that Samsung cut costs on cooling, choosing to use software to throttle performance to avoid overheating and preserve battery life.
Samsung has a different policy in place for this year’s flagships. Reports from Korea said the company would not cut costs this time. Around the same time, Ice Universe indicated that the Galaxy S23 phones would not feature a good cooling system.
That said, we’re still only looking at leaks. Real-life testing and teardowns will provide evidence of the Galaxy S23’s performance and cooling. But we’ll have to wait for the phones to hit stores for that, which won’t happen before mid-to-late February.
Cooling aside, if these rumors are accurate, it looks like Samsung is looking to bridge the feature/specs gap between the cheaper S23 models and the Ultra. And that’s something Galaxy S fans who do not want the Ultra will appreciate.
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Samsung Electronics has collaborated with iconic department store Selfridges to offer shoppers in London an exclusive and exciting opportunity to experience Samsung’s new Odyssey Ark and Gaming Hub1 platform this festive season.
From today until January 31 of next year, visitors will be able to enjoy a completely immersive experience using the Odyssey Ark, the world’s first 55-inch 1000R curved gaming screen, at Selfridges. The display will feature a racing game simulator using three connected Odyssey Arks. The three curved gaming screens wrap around the user’s field of vision, placing the user in the center of the action as they are fully immersed in the exciting gameplay.
▲ Odyssey Ark and U.K. radical motor sport champion Daryl DeLeon
The Odyssey Ark delivers a cinematic gaming experience thanks to its unique, curved screen, high performance 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time (GtG) and crisp 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution. Users can further customize their gaming experience using Flex Move Screen, which allows users to adjust screen size between 55- and 27-inches, change the screen position and even switch the screen ratio between 16:9, 21:9 and 32:9 — all with a simple touch of Ark Dial. This freedom is not only horizontal but also vertical position (Cockpit mode), giving users even more control of the viewing experience.
The Odyssey Ark also comes equipped with Samsung’s Quantum Matrix Technology that uses Quantum Mini LEDs to enable ultra-fine and precise control of the densely packed LEDs, along with 14-bit processing, which provides stunning, ultra-realistic graphics.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to experience a retail demo station for cloud gaming and the Samsung Gaming Hub. The retail display will feature three gaming stands, the incredible Odyssey Ark and two of Samsung’s latest ultra-high-definition TVs — the Neo QLED 8K and Neo QLED 4K. The Samsung Gaming Hub gives users the chance to experience popular Xbox Game Pass titles in addition to selecting new games upon their release. With a vast library of games from the biggest names in the industry, including Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW and Utomik, users can jump into a world of unlimited possibilities with the Samsung Gaming Hub.
“We’re thrilled to bring both our Gaming Hub retail display and ground-breaking Odyssey Ark to consumers this winter at one of the U.K.’s most popular shopping destinations, in addition to other promotions around London,” said Tom Morey, Director of Direct-to-Consumer at Samsung Electronics UK&I. “Through these activities, fans in London will now get the chance to experience the gaming screen for themselves and enjoy an adrenaline-fueled experience like never before.”
▲ YouTube sensation Vikkstar123 kicks-off the opening of the Gaming Suite at W London, featuring the Odyssey Ark, with a live stream.
Aside from its collaboration with Selfridges, Samsung also recently announced the launch of the first U.K. Gaming Suite in collaboration with the luxury hotel W London, giving guests an unforgettable overnight experience with a futuristic gaming setup. By booking the W London WOW Suite between now and April 2023, visitors can fully immerse themselves in an unparalleled gaming and lodging experience. Additionally, in celebration of the release of the Odyssey Ark in the U.K., Samsung offered shoppers at Harrods in London the chance to try out the unique gaming screen first-hand this past September.
▲ The gaming set-up at Harrods for consumers to experience Odyssey Ark
For more information on Samsung Odyssey Ark, please visit here.
1 Samsung Gaming Hub is available in the following countries/regions: U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Korea and Brazil. Service availability for partners may vary by region.
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[Infographic] Game With Unmatched Clarity on Samsung’s First OLED Gaming Monitor, the Odyssey OLED G8By STF News
With the Odyssey OLED G8 — the first OLED gaming monitor from Samsung Electronics — you won’t miss a thing, no matter what game you play.
The Odyssey OLED G8 is designed for lightning-fast game play. The screen’s 175Hz refresh rate and 0.1ms response time, combined with a wide 21:9 ratio, will keep you one step ahead of the competition.
You can soak in every detail with the monitor’s VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black Certification and true RGB, which makes stories come to life on the ultra-thin 34-inch screen. You can surround yourself in every scene with the monitor’s updated CoreSync & Core Lighting+ technology, which matches your game’s onscreen colors for world-blending immersion. What’s more, the Odyssey OLED G8 comes with a 3-year warranty — so you can enjoy all-night gaming sessions for years to come.
To learn more about how the Odyssey OLED G8 offers a next-level gaming experience, check out the infographic below.
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