Samsung’s Latest Push Into Gaming Starts With Quantum Dot
First shown at this year’s CES in January, Samsung have now unleashed their new gaming monitors on the Australian market.
The company’s new FHD quantum dot gaming monitors are a sight to behold. Within the confines of the range’s Sydney launch event they looked bright and as responsive as 144Hz can be.
The company are talking up the 24-inch C24FG70 and 27-inch C27FG70 as the first curved monitors with a response time of less than 1 millisecond.
This responsiveness is augmented by Samsung’s Quantum Dot technology, which adds support for sRGB 125% to the mix.
The two monitors will launch with compatibility with AMD’s FreeSync. The company say enhanced compatibility with Nvidia’s G-Sync will be coming later in the year.
According to Samsung Australia’s Director for Enterprise and Small Business Paul Sharpe, it’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the renewed efforts by the company to engage with the local gaming community.
“We have a few plans throughout the year – which we’re not ready to talk about yet, to engage with the gaming community,” he confirmed.
Sharpe says that the company is looking to have a presence at local trade-shows and sponsored launch events but declined to outline anything too specific.
He also confirmed that Samsung would be looking at “seeding” their monitors within the eSports community, a practice commonly used by companies like BenQ and Razer.
Though Quantum Dot does add something quite nice to the FHD displays, Samsung is facing some stiff competition from company’s like BenQ – who have just released the first gaming monitor to deliver a 240Hz native refresh rate.
According to Sharpe, “we’re humble…and we’re entering a market that is very mature, has a lot of established players.”
“We’re starting with what believe is a pro-grade product and there’s more to come,” he says
While Samsung has always been a strong player in the TV space, their efforts in the gaming world have ebbed and flowed over time.
“Traditionally, TV has been very much a console gamers world but I think the two are really crossing over now because of the technology in TV and we’re bringing that technology into gaming monitors” he says.
When asked about whether Samsung plan to expand the range to include larger sizes of display, Paul encourages us to “stay tuned”.
“You know we’ve got the technology,” he says.
The C24FG70 is available now through JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman for $599 while the C27FG70 is priced at $849.95.