Samsung had announced an upgrade for its flagship G9 model in March 2021, but the only detail revealed was that the G9 will have a Quantum MiniLED panel. Fortunately, a listing for the unreleased Samsung Odyssey G9 monitor has appeared on the Chinese Taobao website.
There will not be much difference between the updated G9 and the predecessor as Samsung will use the same panel size, resolution, and curvature, a 49-inch VA panel with a 5120×1440 resolution, and a 1000R curvature. Moreover, the Taobao seller claims that the upgraded G9 will have the same 240 Hz refresh rate along with the support for both NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Pro.
The only difference between the two G9 models will be the backlighting technology; the upgraded G9 will have a MiniLED backlight with 2048 local dimming zones. The technology will increase the contrast ratio to 4000:1 and the peak brightness to 2000 nits. The seller also claims that it will also feature the VESA DisplayHDR, but no certificate exists yet. The G9 will probably be the first monitor to have this certification.
As per the listing, the Samsung Odyssey G9 2021 will hit the markets in June, a year after the 2020 model was released, and is priced at 29,999 RMB or 4,599 USD almost which is a tentative price until Samsung shares some information with the retailers.