Samsung’s CHG90 gets a huge resolution boost at CES 2019

Samsung has grabbed much attention at CES 2019 with its second-gen 49-inch curved display, the CHG90 49-inch gaming monitor, with improved resolution.

The CHG90 is the follow-up to the original CHG90, released in 2017. Samsung listened to some of the complaints that users had with the original, namely the resolution. Some thought that the resolution wasn’t sharp enough for gaming or creating. Now, in the new CHG90, the resolution has been improved.

A much sharper resolution

The updated model has a much higher resolution than its predecessor. The new resolution has been upgraded to 5120 x 1440, much higher than the 2017 original’s 3840 x 1080, the equivalent of two FHD monitors. This is great news for any gamer or content creator who was hungry for a sharper display in the ultra-wide form factor.

CHG90 Overview

The CHG90 is the world’s first super ultra-wide gaming monitor with a 32:9 aspect ratio. Size-wise, it’s a 49-inch display that looks to minimize image lag and motion blur. Also, the display has a 120Hz refresh rate with a reported 4ms response time.

The monitor features AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR technology to lower stutter, screen tearing, and input latency to get the best frame rate and smoothest experience. Additionally, HDR10 is supported on the CHG90. This improves the colors in the display, the detail in the dark shades and the contrast between light and darks.

Also, peak brightness comes in at 1,000 nits and has local dimming.

Pricing and availability

There isn’t any talk about the pricing or availability yet. To learn more about the CHG90, go to

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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