The Samsung C49G95T is finally almost at our doorstep to offer unrivaled gaming visuals with every enthusiast-level specification that’s available in the market. The monitor’s awe-inspiring 49-inch super ultrawide screen comes with a tighter curve and a native resolution that fits two 27-inch QHD displays in a single unit. But what truly sets this model apart is its 240Hz refresh rate which we previously only had on 1920 x 1080 models meant for competitive gaming.
We want to see for ourselves how the Samsung C49G95T behaves in games, but we’re not doubting that its nothing short of impressive. The VA panel comes with a QLED backlight which enhances the color gamut to 125% sRGB, 95% DCI-P3, and 92% Adobe RGB. All of these remain to be seen in tests, but you can expect punchy colors and vibrant images from this model.
The Samsung C49G95T is also certified for VESA DisplayHDR 1000 since its QLED backlight has a 1000 cd/m2 peak along with 10-bit depth color support. The downside is the monitor is only using edge-lit local dimming instead of a full array, so you can’t expect the same performance in HDR like with variants such as the Asus PG27UQ.
Other specs listed mentioned that it has a 2500:1 contrast ratio, 420 cd/m2 SDR brightness, and more importantly, a 2ms low input lag setting. Most monitors only display pixel response times, so it’s a nice gesture from the brand to advertise that their monitor doesn’t suffer from latency. Again, this remains to be seen, but we don’t think it will be far from the 2ms claim since most 240Hz monitors clock in at around the same.
The Samsung C49G95T’s connectivity layout includes two DisplayPort 1.4 connectors, an HDMI 2.0 slot, and two USB 3.0 ports. That isn’t a lot, but the brand isn’t particularly generous in this regard. The monitor will also have productivity features such as PbP and PiP, so you can still maximize your workflows and productivity with the massive display.
The Samsung C49G95T will support both FreeSync and G-Sync which, along with its white aesthetic, make it more attractive to enthusiasts. This duality makes monitors sell better since it doesn’t lock you to one GPU brand to make it more practical for the user. You won’t have to ditch the monitor if in case you change GPU brands, saving you more money in the long run.
The Samsung C49G95T’s arrival date isn’t published yet, but its already starting to become available for pre-order in some regions. Pricing will hit the $1500 to $1700 price point which is remarkable since that is what its predecessor, the C49RG90 commanded at release. Stay tuned to this article for the latest updates which we will share here once they become available.
About the Author:
Paolo is a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since his junior high years. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations and he believes that it’s every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.