Samsung is set to release one of its boldest monitors this year, featuring a never-before-seen 55-inch 1000R curved screen. The futuristic-looking display was coined the Samsung Ark and it will hit shelves with all the specs and goodies needed to become one of the leading gaming (and productivity) monitors on the market.
Samsung’s versatile new panel will deliver stunning picture quality thanks to the mini LED backlight technology at its core. Plus, with a 4K screen resolution and eye-catching vertical orientation, the Samsung Ark really looks like the future of modern displays.
Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, there isn’t a ton of information regarding release dates, pricing, or specs. However, new information appears every day and we will keep this page updated with all the latest Samsung Ark announcements.
Samsung Odyssey Ark: release date (what we know so far)
As of this writing, there isn’t much information regarding the Samsung Odyssey Ark release date. However, insiders are starting to speculate on potential release dates that could see the new top-end monitor land this year.
As we mentioned earlier, Samsung officially unveiled the Samsung Ark in January at this year’s CES, which means the odds of a 2022 release date are incredibly high. Also, with LG and ASUS releasing similar large OLED panels this summer, we’d like to think that Samsung was planning to bring in its Ark version around the same time.
Of course, this is just speculation at this point, however, we’ll keep you up to date with all the latest news on Samsung Ark release dates here.
Samsung Odyssey Ark: specifications
On the surface, the Samsung Odyssey Ark might look more like a productivity monitor than a hardcore gaming monitor – however, that’s where your assumption would be wrong. The Samsung Ark is part of the brand’s impressive Odyssey line of games and will feature Odyssey-level specs.
From a productivity standpoint, you really can’t beat this monitor at all. It will feature a high-performance Quantum Mini LED panel – not to be confused with the latest QD-OLED technology – which should deliver stunning colours, high peak brightness, excellent local dimming and HDR performance. Even better, the Samsung Odyssey Ark will also feature a 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms low response time, and VRR technology for FreeSync and G-Sync systems. Of course, we’ll take pixel response time with a pinch of salt, as panels rarely live up to their marketed response time, especially large-screen options in today’s market.
L’Arche will feature a 16:9 aspect ratio and probably HDMI 2.1 support – with most modern panels featuring the latest HDMI support. Whether it will feature the same 48Gbps bandwidth as the LG C2 remains to be confirmed, but if so, it will be ideal for PS5 and Xbox Series X gamers.
As always, as soon as a full list of specs becomes available, we’ll update this article with all the details.
Samsung Odyssey Ark: potential price
Again, we don’t have a concrete price for the Samsung Odyssey Ark, however, we can speculate on the price of this high-end gaming monitor on some of the other Samsung Mini LED panels already residing in today’s market.
Taking the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 as an example, the Ark could sell for north of $2,500 – yes, that’s a 2. The Neo G9 offers slightly better specs but doesn’t come with the same huge laptop size. 55-inch screen – meaning the Ark could very well be more expensive than Samsung’s current flagship panel.
Unfortunately, 2022 seems to be the year of the “expensive” gaming monitor. Many new technologies have been released this year and prices will naturally reflect this increase in performance.
Keep an eye out for all of our top instructor guides this year, as they’ll likely change over the next few months. If you’re considering a new panel, it might be worth waiting to see what options become available in the second half of the year.