Samsung is set to release its massive 55-inch Odyssey Ark curved monitor in August, according to a korean outlet report ETNews (Going through Sam-Mobile). The monitor, which was announced in January at CES, is said to have gone through a few certification programs that must be completed before it can go on sale.
Details on this monitor are still scarce. The company said it will have a 16:9 4K panel and the stand will support pan, tilt, and rotate. It also announced that it would release in the second half of 2022 (in which the reported August window falls squarely). But let’s be honest, when you show up with an instructor who promises to dominate you physically while you’re using it, people will pay attention even if you don’t advertise the price or refresh rate.
Many of us here at The edge are very enthusiastic about this monitor – when it came time to hand out awards for CES 2022, we gave it the best of the show. But as with many CES announcements, over the months it can be hard to remember anything from the flood of gadgets and tech; is samsung really announce an extremely curved and extremely large monitor that can extend over and around you, or was that just a fever dream? Rumors that it might actually be released relatively soon prove that it has in fact been announced and remind us that we’re looking forward to it.
One thing that adds some credence 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 started hitting store shelves, as has a smaller (read: reasonably sized) curved gaming monitor, the Odyssey Neo G8. While that’s obviously not proof that the Ark is next, it’s good to see that Samsung has proven itself when it comes to shipping its CES monitors this year.