Samsung’s monstrous 55-inch Odyssey Ark monitor could go on sale in August


Samsung is gearing up to release its massive 55-inch curved Odyssey Ark monitor in August, according to a report from a korean outlet ETNewsthrough SamMobile† Announced at CES in January, the monitor has reportedly gone through a number of certification programs that must be completed before it can go on sale.

Details about this monitor are still scarce. The company has said it will have a 16:9 4K panel and the stand will support pan, tilt and rotate. It also announced it would be released in the second half of 2022 (which is where the reported August window falls squarely). But let’s face it, if you show up with a monitor that promises: towers physically above you while you’re using it, people will pay attention even if you don’t announce the price or refresh rate.

Samsung says the watch face is for managing “lighting and the interface”. Because buttons on the back would be very hard to reach.
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Many of us here on The edge are really excited about this monitor – when it came time to award prizes for CES 2022, we gave it Best in Show. But as with many CES announcements, as the months go by, it can be hard to remember the flow of gadgets and technology; did Samsung For real announcing an extremely curved, extremely large monitor that can stretch over and around you, or was that just a fever dream? Rumors that it might actually come out relatively soon prove that it was in fact actually announced and reminds us that we’re looking forward to it.

One thing that adds a bit of credibility to the report is that Samsung has successfully released other monitors it announced around CES this year. The decidedly less ambitious (but very cute) M8 monitor has already hit the shelves, as has a smaller (read: moderately large) curved gaming monitor, the Odyssey Neo G8. While that’s clearly not proof that the Ark is next, it’s good to see Samsung shipping its CES monitors this year.


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