Samsung has announced its second-generation 49-inch curved display that supports AMD's FreeSync 2 technology. The new CRG9 display has a significantly higher resolution and brightness than the first generation C49HG90 LCD introduced in mid-2017.
Samsung was the first display machine to launch a family of AMD FreeSync 2 support screens in mid-2017 with a 49-inch curved C49HG90 LCD is a flagship offer. Without a doubt, the screen was an impressive piece of hardware, but at $ 1,499 it was not quite perfect with its 3840 × 1080 resolution and a 600 nits brightness. Since then, a number of display providers have introduced their FreeSync 2 support offerings, but none of them were actually as impressive as Samsung's FS2 products. Meanwhile, Samsung has been working on its second-generation FreeSync 2-enabled flagship screens.
The new Samsung CRG9 ultra-wide screen is based on the company's new curved VA panel with a so-called "dual QHD" resolution (5120 × 1440), a brightness of 1000 nits, 178º / 178º vertical / horizontal angles of view, a 4 ms response time and a 120 Hz refresh rate. In an effort to increase the resolution of its 3840 × 1080 flagship gameplay and brightness of 600 nits, Samsung had to lower the refresh rate from 144 Hz to 120 Hz, which seems like a fair tradeoff.
As in the case of the previous generation 49-incher, the new CRG9 display has improved an LED backlight with quantum dots that allow support for the DCI-P3 color space (as well as larger than the sRGB spectrum) and HDR-focused AMD's FreeSync 2 Speaking HDR fully supports the HDR10 screen (but Samsung says nothing about Dolby Vision) and considering that we are dealing with a panel with a peak brightness of 1000 nits, it will probably carry the VESA DisplayHDR 1000 brand.
Connection-wise, the new monitor supports two DisplayPorts, an HDMI input, a USB 3.0 hub, and a headphone jack.
|General specifications for Samsung's second Gen 49-inch LCD with AMD FreeSync 2|
||49 "VA||49" VA|
|Native resolution||5120 × 1440||3840 × 1080|
|Maximum refresh rate||120 Hz||144 Hz  Response Time||4 ms||1 ms MPRT|
|Brightness||1000 cd / m²||] 600 cd / m²|
|Contrast||?|| 3000: 1 (typical)
2400: 1 (minimal)
|Backlight||LED w / Quantum Dots with local dimming||LED w / Quantum Dots|
|Angles||178 ° / 178 ° horizontal / vertical (?)||] 178 ° / 178 ° horizontal / vertical|
|Aspect Ratio||32: 9 (3.56: 1)|
|Color Gamut||DCI-P3||95 % DCI -P3|
|Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech||AMD FreeSync 2|
|Pixel Pitch||0.234 mm²||0.312 mm²|
|Pixel Density||108.54 PPI||] 81.41 PPI|
| Entrance  2 × DisplayPort
1 × HDMI
| 1 × DisplayPort
1 × mDP
2 x HDMI
|Audio||3.5 mm input and output|
|USB hub||USB 3.0 connectors|| 2 × USB 3.0 Type A connectors
1 × USB 3.0 Type B Input
Samsung did not disclose when it intends to start selling the CRG9 monitor and how high the price is going to be. Based on unofficial information, the CRG9 display panel was expected to enter mass production in November 2018. If this is the case, the commercial launch of the LCD monitor is pretty close. Samsung has yet to announce all the specifications of its CRG9 display, so expect them to be revealed about the time of the market.