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Tech giant Samsung fast-tracks global launch of new gaming monitors Odyssey

The 2021 edition of Odyssey gaming monitors — G70A, G50A and G30A — will be available in major markets, including South Korea, according to Samsung

South Korean technology giant, Samsung Electronics has unveiled its plans to fast-track the global launch of its upgraded gaming monitors Odyssey, to boost sales amid work-from-home likely to continue over the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic fears.

According to the company, the 2021 edition of Odyssey gaming monitors — G70A, G50A, and G30A — will be available in major markets, including South Korea, according to Samsung. The 28-inch G70A comes with a price tag of 950,000 won (US$840) here, while the 27-inch G50A will be sold at 650,000 won. List prices for the 27-inch and 24-inch G30A monitors have been set at 315,000 won and 215,000 won, respectively.

Samsung said the G70A comes with a flat in-plane switching (IPS) display that boasts ultra-high definition resolution of 3,840×2,160 pixels, reports Yonhap news agency. It also supports a 144Hz refresh rate and a 1ms grey-to-grey response time.

The G50A features an IPS display supporting the quad high-definition resolution, while the G30A comes with a full high-definition panel. Samsung said the 2021 Odyssey monitors are also highlighted by ergonomic designs, featuring pivot, tilt and swivel control points, and height adjustments.

According to IDC, Samsung was the leading vendor of gaming monitors supporting 100Hz or above refresh rates in the first quarter of the year, with a revenue share of 16.9%.

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