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Samsung’s curved QLED gaming monitors become the first displays to receive DisplayHDR certification
By John Law & Koh Wanzi - on 21 Dec 2017, 9:01am

Samsung’s curved QLED gaming monitors become the first displays to receive DisplayHDR certification

Image source: Samsung.

Sasmung’s 49-inch CHG90 and 32-inch CHG70 QLED curved gaming monitors are the first to receive DisplayHDR 600 certification, the company has announced.

VESA launched the DisplayHDR standard last week, an attempt at introducing a baseline that would ensure more consistent HDR performance and provide more information about whether a certain monitor would display content as intended by the creators.

The DisplayHDR 600 certification – which is the mid-tier standard – means that the monitors are capable of a peak brightness of 600 nits, a 3,000:1 contrast ratio, and 10-bit color depth.

The CHG90 boasts a curved ultra-wide screen with a sprawling 32:9 aspect ratio and a 3,840 x 1,080 pixel resolution, so the DisplayHDR certification appears to fit quite well with its focus on immersion. In addition, it features a 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync 2.

The smaller CHG70 is very similar, save for its smaller size and more conventional 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution.

But other than gaming monitors, other obvious candidates that could benefit from DisplayHDR certification include the multitude of professional graphics monitors designed for color accuracy and contrast.

VESA says we can expect to see more DisplayHDR certified monitors in the days leading up to CES 2018, so these Samsung monitors are just the first of many to come.

Source: Samsung.