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Samsung's Odyssey Ark Creates Movie-Like Gaming Experiences – Samsung Newsroom UK

Samsung’s Odyssey Ark Creates Movie-Like Gaming Experiences – Samsung Newsroom UK

The world of games is colorful, full of action, full of fantasy and small miracles. Game fans can now dive deep into their favorite games – Odyssey Ark creates a grand gaming theater as the world’s first 55” curved gaming screen.1 with a curvature of 1000R. Additionally, there is a 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time (GtGtwo). The gaming giant is setting new standards in the Samsung Odyssey family. As a special highlight, Samsung has given Odyssey Ark the Ark Dial, a solar-powered remote control with which the gaming monitor can demonstrate its full flexibility: in portrait or landscape format, in multi-view or cockpit mode.

The Samsung Odyssey Ark catapults the gaming experience to the next level

“We are delighted to offer the gaming community the gateway to an exciting world of experiences with the launch of Odyssey Ark. As a 55″ 1000R curved gaming display, it combines stunning image quality with stunning surround sound. We know that players want to be flexible with their setup. Odyssey Ark is our answer to that and fits almost any scenario you could want,” said Hyesung Ha, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.

A home theater-level experience that engages all the senses

With the new Odyssey Ark, gamers* are immersed in a gaming experience reminiscent of the movie theater experience. The large 55″ screen completely fills the user’s direct and indirect field of vision thanks to its 1000R curvature. The effect can also be experienced in pivot mode, because the mount allows the screen to rotate, tilt and rotate. Thanks to the HAS (Height Adjustable Stand) function, the height can also be set individually. In this way, Odyssey Ark creates an even more developed immersive screen experience and allows its owners to immerse themselves deeply in their game worlds.

With Samsung Quantum Matrix technology and built-in Quantum Mini LEDs, precise control of each individual LED is achieved. Together with the newly developed 14-bit LED control, 16,384 different shades of black are possible. This means that the fine dark tones in the game can be largely recognized.

A static contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 clearly brings out even the smallest details. The Samsung Neural Quantum Processor Ultra uses data from 20 neural networks. This means that playback quality reaches a high level. Every visual detail is adjusted to upscale content up to 4K resolution.

To enhance the feeling of home theater, Odyssey Ark has installed Samsung’s “Matte Display” and “Sound Dome Technology”. The screen’s matte surface protects against glare and reflections so gamers can fully focus on in-game content. “Sound Dome technology” creates an immersive sound experience with AI Sound Booster and Dolby Atmos. A speaker at each corner of the screen and two center woofers ensure rich, realistic sound. The 60-watt 2.2.2 system even handles deep bass tones down to a frequency of 45 Hz.

Onboard game center

Looking at the technical details, gamers won’t miss a thing: Odyssey Ark’s refresh rate is 165Hz. A 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, 1ms (GtG) response time, and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro are a great thing, especially for fast game processes Plus. But that’s not all: Odyssey Ark has, like current Smart TV models3 From Samsung: The Game Center4 on board. The streaming platform gives gamers access to fully stocked game libraries from partners like Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna. With no download or storage required, fans can freely explore the diversity of the gaming world. Other popular apps are also available – if you need a gaming break, you’ll find what you’re looking for in streaming apps like YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Off-roader in portrait and landscape format

Gamers are increasingly expecting a customizable and flexible gaming environment. The Odyssey Ark takes this into account with many features that allow quick and comfortable control. Screen size, position, and even aspect ratio can be easily adjusted for the right gaming settings. At the heart of the customizable experience is the Ark Dial, a solar-powered remote control developed exclusively for Odyssey Ark. It can be used to adjust settings quickly and easily. These include Flex Move Screen, Multi View, Quick Settings and Game Bar features.

With the Flex Move Screen function, gamers can freely choose the screen size between 55″ and 27″. Screen position and ratio can also be set between 16:9, 21:9 and 32:9, all at the touch of the Ark Dial. Odyssey Ark offers this freedom not only in landscape mode but also in portrait mode. With the Multi View feature, Odyssey Ark offers space to display up to four different screen contents side by side in landscape mode. In vertical cockpit mode, up to three display windows on top of each other are possible. This eliminates the need for gamers to work with multiple individual screens. The result is a simple setup without a lot of different cables and connectors.

With the game bar5 players can quickly and easily monitor the status of their game. You can make important settings without leaving the game screen. From checking FPS (frames per second), HDR (high dynamic range), and VRR (variable refresh rate) to adjusting settings like screen ratio, response time, and game picture mode, Game Bar puts gamers in control.

As well as being equipped with a solar panel, the Ark Dial can also be charged via a USB Type-C port. Batteries are not required.

For this complete package, Odyssey Ark received a CES Innovation Award Honoree at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show.6

Pre-orders for Odyssey Ark will begin on August 24, 20227 accepted.

1 Energy efficiency class G on a scale from A (highest efficiency) to G (lowest efficiency)

two gray to gray A measure of pixel speed. It is used to measure the response time of gaming monitors.

3 These include models from Samsung’s Neo QLED 8K, Neo QLED 4K, QLED and Smart Monitor series.

4 Samsung Gaming Hub is available in the following countries/regions: US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Korea, and Brazil. Service availability for members may vary by region.

5 Game Bar is compatible with PC and console games, but not with Samsung Gaming Hub.


7 Pre-orders may vary by region or country.