Samsung brings the world’s biggest curved monitor to India
Samsung has announced the launch of the world’s biggest curved monitor in India. Although the model number seems to be slightly different, this appears to be the same monitor Samsung launched at Gamescom 2017 in August. Aimed at working professionals and gamers, the 49” ultra-wide curved monitor comes with thin bezels and a 32:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 3840 x 1080 pixels.
Being a QLED monitor, it naturally comes with all the high-end bells and whistles one would expect from it. It comes with High Dynamic Range (HDR) to enhance media consumption, and a fast response time to improve gaming performance.
To enhance eye comfort for users who spend long hours staring at their PCs every day, the monitor comes with an Eye Saver Mode and Flicker Free Technology. The Monitor’s Eye Saver Mode filters Blue light and reduces eye-fatigue. Microsoft has already added a Blue light filter natively into Windows 10. It will be interesting to see if Samsung’s implementation offers any additional advantage over various other Blue light filters.
To help users utilize the screen real-estate more effectively, the monitor comes with an ‘Easy Setting Box’ application which lets the users partition the screen into different sizes with each partition capable of its own settings.
The monitor is currently available for sale on Samsung India eStore for a whopping INR 150,000 (around $2344). The monitor will also be available for sale with all the leading retailers very soon. Given the steep price and the relatively small high-end gaming market in India, it’s doubtful if Samsung will find many buyers for it in India.