Samsung has unveiled the next product in its Odyssey Neo line, a monitor that also functions as a smart TV. The 43-inch Odyssey Neo G7 (G70NC) is the company’s first flat Mini-LED model, with a 4K resolution and 144Hz refresh rate.
Surprisingly, the Odyssey Neo G7 was not one of the monitors unveiled by Samsung at CES earlier this year; instead, the company displayed several displays at the show, including a 57-inch “8K” Mini-LED model and a 49-inch OLED.
According to Samsung, the new monitor is the company’s first flat Quantum Mini-LED model. The technology, according to the company, enables ultra-fine and precise control of the densely packed LED, resulting in richer blacks, more expansive colour expression, and more detail, even in dark gaming environments. In addition, Samsung uses a matte finish on the panel to reduce light reflections during gameplay.
The Odyssey Neo G7 has a 1ms MPRT, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro support, two USB 3.0 ports, and dual 20-watt speakers in addition to the 3840 x 2160 resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. The panel has a typical brightness of 400 nits and VESA HDR 600 certification, according to Samsung.
Users can also enjoy game streaming without the need for a PC, thanks to the Samsung Gaming Hub, which includes GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming—just connect a controller wirelessly or via one of the USB ports.
The Odyssey Neo G7’s 43-inch size indicates that Samsung intends to use it for more than just a PC/console monitor. It can be used to stream content from services such as Netflix, Prime Video, and YouTube via the Samsung Smart Hub thanks to a combination of Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 5, and an Ethernet port.
The Odyssey Neo G7 will be available in North America during the current fiscal quarter. There’s no word on the price yet, but don’t be surprised if it’s around $1,500. Hopefully, it will match the performance of the curved Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 32″, which we named one of the best gaming monitors available.