Samsung Announces Australian Pricing and Availability for Odyssey Ark Gaming Monitor – Samsung Newsroom Belgium

With immersive picture quality, cinematic surround sound and a flexible interface, Odyssey Ark is a personal gaming theater for gamers who don’t play fair.

Samsung’s Odyssey Ark is available for pre-order from September 27, 2022

Samsung Electronics Australia today announced that the Odyssey Ark – the world’s first 55-inch 1000R curved gaming display – will go on sale in Australia from October 24, 2022 (List price: $4,499). Australians eager to secure their new personal gaming theater can pre-order an Odyssey Ark from today until October 23, 2022, via the Samsung Online Store and Harvey Norman. To take gaming to the next level, every Odyssey Ark monitor was purchased during the pre-order period through the Samsung Online Store receives the award-winning[1] Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 Chair with a limited edition Odyssey Magnetic Head Pillow (worth $759), as well as a Samsung 980 PRO NVMe SSD1TB (worth $235)[2].

Adding a new form factor to the industry-leading Odyssey range, the Odyssey Ark’s massive display delivers a 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time (GtG[3]), plus an all-new Rotating Cockpit mode and an exclusive controller, the Ark Dial – an immersive window into the world of gaming with impressive immersion.

The Odyssey Ark is the ultimate Samsung entertainment display, equipped with all the necessary features to deliver premium gaming, entertainment and lifestyle experiences. A simple Wi-Fi connection turns the Odyssey Ark into a Smart TV, giving access to popular streaming apps and free live content with no downloads or sign-ups powered by Samsung TV Plus[4].

“We are excited to bring this unique display to our shores to give local gamers access to a new standard of immersive gaming and a winning edge every time they play,” said Phil Gaut, Senior Director – Display & Brand Memory, Samsung Australia. “The Odyssey Ark combines cinematic picture quality, immersive surround sound and an incredibly flexible interface that allows gamers to compete, socialize and multitask while playing without missing a beat. When it’s time to hang up their headphones, gamers have access to a premium Smart TV entertainment and lifestyle experience in one epic monitor.”

Originally unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, the groundbreaking Odyssey Ark was recognized as a CES Innovation Award Honoree.

A new cinematic experience that engages the senses

View the specifications of the Odyssey Ark via this infographic

The Odyssey Ark’s large 55-inch screen is designed to enhance the viewing experience by wrapping around the user’s field of view thanks to the monitor’s 1000R curvature. This is further emphasized by the Cockpit mode, which allows the screen to rotate with HAS (Height Adjustable Stand), tilt and swivel functionality for an optimal screen environment that creates a new sense of immersion in the world.

The Odyssey Ark uses Samsung’s Quantum Matrix technology, using Quantum Mini LEDs, which allow ultra-fine and precise control of the densely packed LEDs. With newly added 14-bit processing, an advanced lighting control technology, gamers see both dark and light scenes, including 16,384 levels of black for realistic graphics.

A million-to-one static contrast ratio helps bring out subtle details with incredible clarity. In addition, the Neural Quantum Processor Ultra takes content quality to new heights by leveraging data generated from 20 neural networks to enhance every visual detail, and content can be scaled up to resolution up to 4K.

For a superior cinematic experience, the Odyssey Ark uses Samsung’s Matte Display and Sound Dome technology. The Matte Display is designed to provide both anti-glare and anti-glare protection, minimizing distractions and keeping users focused on the content in front of them. The Odyssey Ark can introduce beautiful sound with ‘Sound Dome Tech’ with AI Sound Booster and Dolby Atmos to help enhance the surround sound experience. Four speakers, one on each corner, and two center woofers result in a realistic and rich sound thanks to a 60W 2.2.2 channel with the lowest 45Hz tones of any gaming screen or gaming soundbar.

Along with the 165Hz refresh rate, the Odyssey Ark combines 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution with 1ms response time (GtG) with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, maximizing on-screen accuracy and giving gamers a competitive advantage in rapidly changing environments.

Flexible interface to find the perfect settings for victory

Gamers increasingly expect personalized and customizable gaming experiences. The Odyssey Ark offers a range of innovative features that allow gamers to adjust the screen size, position and even aspect ratio for an optimal gaming setup. First, the solar-powered Ark Dial – the exclusive controller for the Odyssey Ark – can quickly and easily control a variety of settings, including Flex Move Screen, Multi View, Quick Settings and Game Bar.

With Flex Move Screen, users can adjust the screen size between 55- and 27-inches, change the screen position and even switch the screen ratio between 16:9, 21:9 and 32:9 – all with just one touch of Ark Dial. This freedom in not only horizontal, but also vertical position is designed to give users even more control over the viewing experience. Multi View allows users to make the most of the large screen by displaying up to four screens simultaneously in horizontal position, or three in Cockpit mode. This reduces the need for multi-monitor setups, so gamers can enjoy a clutter-free environment.

Game bar[5] is a powerful tool that allows gamers to quickly and easily view their game status and manage important settings without ever leaving the game screen. From controlling FPS (Frames Per Second), HDR (High Dynamic Range) and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), to adjusting settings such as screen ratio, response time and Game Picture mode, Game Bar puts the player in control and on the go to victory.

In addition to being equipped with a solar panel, the Ark Dial can also be charged via a USB Type-C connection, reducing the need for disposable batteries.

Ultimate Samsung entertainment screen with incredible gaming performance

The Odyssey Ark is equipped with all the necessary features to deliver premium gaming, entertainment and lifestyle experiences. When connected to Wi-Fi, Smart Hub integrates essential IoT devices and functionality, allowing users to monitor and adjust settings such as temperature and humidity via the SmartThings app.

Odyssey lineup expanded with smart services and even slicker gameplay

The Odyssey Ark is at the top of Samsung’s gaming monitor lineup, with the Odyssey G7 (G70B) and G6 (G65B) soon to join the 2022 lineup. Unveiled at GamesCom 2022The Odyssey G7 and G6 monitors will also feature Samsung’s Smart Platform, which doubles as a gaming monitor and Smart TV, offering the option to create a home office environment even without a PC.

Furthermore, Samsung’s first OLED gaming monitor, the Odyssey OLED G8, was announced at IFA 2022. The monitor will be available in an ultra-thin, 34-inch form factor, delivering brilliant brightness on an OLED panel in conjunction with Quantum Dot technology and packed with incredible gaming features.

The Samsung Odyssey Ark monitor will go on sale in Australia on October 24, 2022 (list price: $4,499). Samsung Online Store and Harvey Norman.

From today until October 23, 2022, Samsung’s Online Store is offering a bonus Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 Series Gaming Chair with a limited edition Odyssey Magnetic Head Pillow ($759) and a Samsung 980 PRO NVMe SSD1TB (worth $235)[6] with every pre-order purchase of the Odyssey Ark.

Odyssey Ark pre-order purchases made through Harvey Norman come with a $1,000 Harvey Norman gift card to redeem in-store[7]

Pricing and availability for the Odyssey OLED G8, Odyssey G7 and Odyssey G6 in Australia are yet to be announced.

[1] For more information visit: https://secretlabchairs.com.au/products/titan-evo-2022-series

[2] Terms and conditions for pre-order are available at samsung.com/au/offer/odyssey-ark-preorder/

[3] Gray to gray. A unit of measure for pixel speed. Used to measure the response time of gaming monitors.

[4] Available for free on Samsung Smart TVs from 2016 – 2022 and select Galaxy mobile devices and tablets.

[5] Game Bar supports PC and console gaming, but does not support Samsung Gaming Hub.

[6] Terms and conditions for pre-order are available at samsung.com/au/offer/odyssey-ark-preorder/

[7] Visit the Harvey Norman website to view gift card terms and conditions: www.harveynorman.com.au/gift-cards-terms-and-conditions

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