Published on January 23rd, 2023 | by Andrew Bistak

Samsung brings the Odyssey G6 Gaming Monitor with Smart TV functionality to Australia

Fresh from unveiling its 2023 lineup at CES 2023, Samsung Electronics has today announced the availability of the Samsung Odyssey G6 (G65B) in Australia – the brand’s first 27-inch and 32-inch gaming monitor to pair blistering fast refresh rates and pin-sharp QHD resolution with Smart TV features. The Odyssey G6 easily transforms from a gaming monitor to a Smart TV, giving gamers direct access to their favourite streaming services[1] without compromising gaming performance.

With entertainment and gaming the two most common uses for monitors outside of work[2], Samsung has developed the Odyssey G6 to deliver high refresh rates and low latency, and exceptional contrast and colour, in a 1000R curved display for a truly immersive multi-content experience.

“As seen at CES, our 2023 Odyssey Gaming Monitor range focuses on delivering exceptional speed and image quality with a range of innovative features that now means you can  game, work and watch from an all-in-one Monitor display,” said Phil Gaut, Senior Director of Display and Brand Memory Samsung Australia. “In combining game-winning features with Smart TV options, the Odyssey G6 is a one-stop gaming monitor that personalises home entertainment experiences without compromising on the gaming performance that Odyssey is known for.”

Slick Gameplay and Spell-Binding Visuals

The Odyssey G6 boasts an ultra-smooth 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time (GtG), and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, reducing screen tearing and input latency, providing a near flawless gaming experience and an ultra-reactive competitive edge. With its QHD resolution packing 1.7 times the pixel density of FHD paired with DisplayHDR600, the Odyssey G6 makes gaming worlds appear almost life-like via bright colours and deep contrast images. Vivid scenes wrap even more tightly around gamers via the 1000R curved display that helps to fill peripheral vision and draws gamers into their virtual avatar’s shoes.

The Odyssey G6 features Game Bar, enabling players to easily check and control game settings such as FPS or HDR, modify response time or screen ratio, as well as the game picture mode without interrupting play. To provide a competitive edge, screen ratios can extend from 16.9 to an ultra-wide 21.9 game view, providing more content to bring gamers closer to the top of the leaderboard.

Smart TV enters the realm of gaming

The Odyssey G6 brings Samsung’s Smart TV Hub to a 27 and 32-inch gaming monitor form factor for the first time, offering flexibility and value to gamers looking to switch between their go-to games and streaming their favourite shows with no downloads or sign-ups[3].

Users can wirelessly connect to a Windows or Mac PC, use Samsung DeX or AirPlay 2 to mirror their screen use, or access Microsoft 365 cloud services[4] for work productivity. Furthermore, the Odyssey G6 is equipped with a high-sensitivity Far Field Voice microphone, allowing gamers to control the device with voice assistants such as Bixby. The Always On Voice[5] function allows users to interact with Bixby even when the monitor is turned off, while displaying conversation related information on the monitor’s screen.

For comfort and convenience, the Odyssey G6 features a VESA-standard ergonomic stand that can swivel, tilt and adjust to the optimum height for gaming or content consumption.

The Odyssey G6 (G65B) is currently available via select retail stores, online gaming resellers, and the Samsung Online Store and is available in 27 and 32-inch display options with an RRP $949.00 and $1,099.00, respectively.

For more information, visit the Samsung website here: samsung.com/au/monitors/gaming/odyssey-g65b-g6-32-inch-240hz-1ms-curved-qhd-1440p-ls32bg652eexxy

Innovation beyond expectations in 2023

As announced at CES 2023, Samsung’s new Odyssey lineup will include the 57” Odyssey Neo G9, Samsung’s first single monitor with dual ultra-high definition resolution. Samsung will also introduce OLED displays to the Odyssey range by way of the Odyssey OLED G8, and Odyssey OLED G9.

The Odyssey OLED G8 will be available in Australia in Q1 2023, while local availability for the Odyssey Neo G9 and Odyssey OLED G9 is yet to be announced. Australians can register their interest for more information on these monitors here: samsung.com/au/firstlook/

To explore Samsung’s full range of display and storage solutions for gamers, visit: https://www.samsung.com/au/monitors/gaming/

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When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.

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