LG and MSI are taking on Samsung’s Odyssey G9 with giant curved OLED gaming monitors

LG and MSI are taking on Samsung’s Odyssey G9 with giant curved OLED gaming monitors
The $1,699 LG-45GR95QE has 800R curvature — you can sit just 0.8 meters away and still get the full effect. | Image: LG

My request has been granted: Samsung’s jaw-dropping lineup of ultra-wide, ultra-curved, ultra-fast gaming monitors is about to have much-needed competition. LG and MSI are both angling for your dollars, and unlike Samsung, they’re doing it with OLED panels.

On December 12th, LG will introduce the first 240Hz OLED gaming monitors we’ve ever seen, and it won’t just be the $999.99 27-inch flatscreen we told you about last week. The company will also open preorders for the $1,699.99 LG-45GR95QE, a 45-inch curved OLED beast. It’s a 21:9 monitor at 3440 x 1440 resolution, so not quite as wide or high-res as the 49-inch Samsung Odyssey G9, but it could make up for that in other ways.

Image: LG

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