The wait is at an end: Samsung’s 49-inch gaming monitor has arrived
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The wait is at an end: Samsung’s 49-inch gaming monitor has arrived

Sebastian Karlen
Zurich, on 14.05.2019
Translation: Patrik Stainbrook
It’s felt like ages since the announcement, but it has finally come. We have received a first batch of this new powerhouse. Fulfil your gaming dreams now.

Just under two years ago, Samsung created a stir after announcing the first 49-inch screen for gamers. Opinions diverged: some simply loved the monitor, others criticized its size and doubted the screen’s gaming suitability. Most people could agree on the following: A resolution of 3840 × 1080 for 49 inches is too low. Samsung made improvements in exactly this point.


The South Koreans aren’t the first to implement high resolution this year - but definitely the fastest. No other manufacturer can currently achieve a Dual QHD resolution with 120 Hz. What Dual QHD means for you: this wide piece of work can, for example, replace two 27-inchers.

LC49RG90SSRXEN (49", 5120 x 1440 pixels)
Samsung LC49RG90SSRXEN (49", 5120 x 1440 pixels)

HDR 1000

The monitor supports a maximal brightness of 1000 Nits (non-constant), creating some truly powerful contrast. Furthermore, 95% of the DCI-P3 colour space is displayed thanks to QLED technology.

AMD Freesync 2

Synchronization technology has been designed to reduce screen tearing and delays. Furthermore, the second generation also supports HDR content, lower latency and low frame rate compensation. The latter should prevent jerking at very low frame rates.

120 Hz

The competition is currently only offering 60 Hz. Samsung can score with 120 Hz. Use the on-screen menu to quickly switch back to 60 Hz. I don’t know why you’d want to, but you’ve got the option...


The screen can display images from two different sources simultaneously. Perfect for work or when you're playing and watching a stream at the same time.


The monitor can be pitched vertically and horizontally as well as adjusted in height. Eye Saver mode protects your eyes from blue light emissions and Flicker Free technology reduces screen flickering.

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Sebastian Karlen
Sebastian Karlen
Senior Portfolio Development Manager, Zurich
Apart from IT, I am passionate about lifting heavy things and sporadically dabble in photography. For years, I was lord of the low-pitched strings as bass player in a band. The after-effects being that I still enjoy getting lost in 20-minute epic compositions from one of the many metal genres. During the winter months, you’ll probably find me face down in deep snow (i.e. snowboarding) in the most beautiful of all Swiss cantons – the Valais.

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