Samsung Electronics Takes Gaming Experiences To The Next Level With Global Launch of Odyssey Ark

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With unrivaled picture quality and cinematic surround sound, Odyssey Ark represents a new frontier in gaming



Samsung Electronics recently announced the global launch of Odyssey Ark, a 55-inch 1000R curved gaming screen, adding a completely new form factor to the industry-leading Odyssey lineup. The huge display delivers a 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time (GtG)[1], plus an all new Cockpit Mode and an exclusive controller, the Ark Dial — offering the ultimate window into the world of gaming with superb immersion.


“We are thrilled to deliver a new gaming experience with the introduction of the Odyssey Ark. Featuring a superb form factor with a highly innovative and intuitive interface, this 55-inch 1000R curved gaming screen represents a new frontier in gaming,” said Pat Bugos, Senior Vice President of Consumer Electronics, Samsung Canada. “As gamers look for more immersive experiences, the Odyssey Ark provides access to an exciting new world of gaming that will raise standards across the entire industry.”


The groundbreaking Odyssey Ark is built to deliver incredible cinematic experiences, superb gaming performance and an interface that offers completely optimized flexibility. Originally unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, the Odyssey Ark was recognized as a CES Innovation Award Honouree.




A New Cinematic Experience That Appeals to The Senses

The large 55-inch screen wraps around the user’s field of view thanks to its 1000R curvature[2], filling their peripheral vision. This is further emphasized by Cockpit Mode, which enables the screen to rotate with HAS (Height Adjustable Stand), tilt and pivot functionality for an optimal screen environment that creates a new sense of world-blending immersion[3].


The Odyssey Ark brings Samsung’s Quantum Matrix Technology to bear, using Quantum Mini LEDs, which enable ultra-fine and precise control of the densely packed LEDs. With newly added 14-bit processing and a sophisticated lighting control technology, gamers see both dark and bright scenes, including 16,384 black levels for ultra-realistic graphics.


A million-to-one static contrast ratio brings out even the most subtle details with clarity. Plus, the Neural Quantum Processor Ultra takes content quality to new heights by using data generated from 20 neural networks to enhance every visual detail, upscaling content to near-4K resolution[4].


For the ultimate cinematic-like experience, the Odyssey Ark leverages Samsung’s Matte Display and Sound Dome Technology. The Matte Display provides both anti-glare and anti-reflection protection, minimizing distractions and keeping users focused on the content in front of them. The Odyssey Ark introduces magnificent sound with ‘Sound Dome Tech’ featuring AI Sound Booster and Dolby Atmos to enhance the surround sound experience. Four speakers, one at each corner, and two central woofers result in realistic and rich sound thanks to a 60W 2.2.2 channel with the lowest 45Hz notes of any gaming screen or gaming soundbar[5].




Superb Gaming Performance Optimized for Players

Along with the 165Hz refresh rate, the Odyssey Ark brings together a 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution featuring 1ms response time (GtG) with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, maximizing on-screen accuracy and giving gamers a competitive edge in fast-moving environments. The Odyssey Ark also delivers powerful gaming performance and enables gamers to experience the best of gaming all in one place with Samsung Gaming Hub[6]. Samsung Gaming Hub is an all-in-one game streaming discovery platform, where players can discover and enjoy games they love from partners such as Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Google Stadia, Utomik and Amazon Luna.


Samsung Gaming Hub allows instant access to top streaming services as well as popular console and PC games. With no downloads or storage space requirements, users can explore every corner of the gaming world without limitation.




Flexible Interface To Find The Perfect Settings for Victory

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


Flex Move Screen allows users to adjust 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[7]. This freedom is not only horizontal but also vertical, giving users even more control over the viewing experience. Multi View allows users to use the large screen to its maximum potential by displaying up to four screens all at once while in horizontal position, or three while in Cockpit Mode[8]. This eliminates the need for multi-monitor setups so gamers can enjoy a clutter-free environment.


Game Bar[9] is a powerful tool enabling gamers to quickly and easily view their gaming status and control important settings without having to leave the game screen. From checking 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 road to victory.


In addition to allowing for charging by a solar panel, the Ark Dial can also be charged by a USB Type-C connection, eliminating the need for any disposable batteries.


Preorder for Samsung’s Odyssey Ark is currently available in Canada prior to the official launch on September 16th. For more information, please visit





Model G97NB
Display Screen Size 55”
Flat / Curved 1000R Curved
Aspect Ratio 16:09
Processor Neural Quantum Processor Ultra
Matte Display Yes
Back Light Unit Quantum Mini LED(Local Dimming)
HDR(High Dynamic Range) Quantum HDR 2000
Contrast Ratio Static 1,000,000 : 1
Resolution 3,840 x 2,160
Response Time 1ms (GTG)
Refresh Rate Max 165Hz
Gaming Features VRR FreeSync Premium Pro
Samsung Gaming Hub Yes
Others Ark Dial, Flex Move Screen, Multi View, Game Bar, Game Mode
General Features Auto Source Switch + Yes
Eye Saver Mode Yes
Flicker Free Yes
Adaptive Picture Yes
Off Timer Plus Yes
Sound Sound Output 60W
Channel 2.2.2ch (4 speakers and 2 woofers)
Frequency Response 45Hz ~ 20KHz
Dolby Atmos Yes
Interface HDMI HDMI 2.1 (4EA), HDMI-CEC
Lan Port RJ45 (1EA)
Design Colour Black
Stand Type Height Adjustable Stand (HAS)
Tilt Yes
Pivot Yes (Cockpit Mode)
Wall Mount Yes (200×200, 300×300, 400×400)




[1] Gray to Gray. A unit of measurement of pixel speed. Used to measure the response time of gaming monitors.
[2] Optimal viewing distance is at over 80cm.
[3] To display in 9:16, vertical selection is required during initial setup. Screen should be manually rotated for Cockpit Mode.
[4] Viewing experience may vary according to types of content and format. Upscaling may not apply to PC connection and Game Mode. 4K AI Upscaling enhances content to near-4K picture quality. Based on laboratory testing. Viewing experience may vary according to types of content and format. 4K AI Upscaling may not apply to PC connection, and certain conditions of Game Mode.
[5] Frequency response is measured based on internal testing conditions.
[6]  Gaming Hub is available in select countries and supported features, apps and games may vary by country.  Accessing Gaming Hub is free of charge but additional gaming service(s) subscription may be required to access content offered by game-stream providers on the Gaming Hub platform. A separate, compatible controller may be required depending on the specific game in Gaming Hub. PC source icon in Gaming Hub is only supported on Ark.
[7] Adjust screen ratio through the Game Bar or Quick Settings.
[8]  In Cockpit Mode, Multi View can show up to 3 screens on one display. Game Mode, VRR, and Cloud Game are not supported while in Multi View mode. Only one external input (including HDMI) and one mirrored device screen can be displayed. While in Multi View mode, refresh rates of up to 120Hz are supported for external inputs. Some Smart Hub features may not be supported depending on the service provider, language, or geographical area.
[9] The Game Bar’s Screen Ratio can be changed only when the Ultra Wide resolution is supported in a game or PC.

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