Samsung has started rolling out the Samsung Odyssey Ark 2nd Gen. This monitor boasts a 55″ 4K UHD rotating display with a 1000R curvature, 165Hz refresh rates, and a rapid 1ms response time for gaming.
The screen features a matte display and a Flex Move Screen for flexible positioning. It incorporates Quantum Matrix Technology with Quantum Mini LEDs for precise brightness and contrast, as well as a 14-bit backlight unit for detailed HDR control and exceptional picture quality.
The monitor offers Cockpit Mode with adjustable height, tilt, and pivot settings for an immersive viewing experience, enhanced by Eclipse Lighting. It’s powered by the Neural Quantum Processor Ultra, providing automatic brightness adjustment, contrast enhancement, and resolution upscaling.
Multi-View connectivity (KVM switch) allows you to connect and control multiple devices, with support for up to four source inputs. The monitor also has impressive audio capabilities, with four corner speakers and two central woofers for a 60W 2.2.2 channel sound system. It includes AI Sound Booster and Dolby Atmos features with Sound Dome Technology.
Gaming enthusiasts will appreciate the HDR 10+ Gaming support, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, and Variable refresh rate (VRR). The Samsung Gaming Hub provides quick access to cloud-based gaming applications.
Additionally, you can access Samsung TV Plus for free live content and streaming apps like Amazon Prime and Netflix. The solar-powered Ark Dial controller offers convenient access to various functions in the Ark ecosystem, including Flex Move Screen, Multi View, Quick Settings, and Game Bar.
Quick specifications: Samsung Odyssey Ark 2nd Gen (G97NC)
- Design: Cockpit Mode & Eclipse Lighting; Tilt, Pivot and HAS PIVOT; Wall mount support
- Screen: 55″ 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160), Curved, Screen Curvature 1000R, VA Panel; UL Glare Free, Matte display
- Display: 4K 165Hz display, mini LED, 1ms(GtG), 178° Viewing Angle, 1,000,000:1 Contrast ratio, 16:09 aspec ratio, 600nits Max brightness, 95% Color Gamut
- HDR: HDR10+ Gaming, Quantum HDR 32x
- Processor: Neural Quantum Processor Ultra
- Supports: FreeSync Premium Pro, VRR, Flicker Free, Game Mode, Eye Saver Mode, KVM Switch, Remote Controller
- Gaming: Super Ultrawide GameView, Game Bar, Solar-powered Ark Dial controller, Samsung Gaming Hub
- Speaker: 60W; 2.2.2 channel
- Audio: Adaptive Sound, Dolby Atmos, Sound Dome Technology
- Operating System: Tizen
- SmartThings Hub, Multi Device Experience, TV Plus, Microsoft 365
- Built-in Voice Assistant: Alexa/Bixby
- Connectivity: Bluetooth v5.2, Wi-Fi 5
- I/O Ports: x1 Display Port Version 1.4, x3 HDMI; x2 USB Ports, x1 Ethernet, Wireless Display, HDCP Version 2.2
- Dimensions (W x H x D) with Stand: 46.3 x 43.4 x 15 inches
- Weight with stand: 41 Kg
- Color: Black
Pricing and availability
The Samsung Odyssey Ark 2nd Gen (G97NC) gaming monitor is priced at USD 2,999.99 (Rs. 2,49,780 approx.) and is now available for purchase on Samsung.com and at select retailers in the US.