New Monitors In 2022: What To Expect

The only resource you need in order to keep track of upcoming monitors. We write about their specifications, traits and release dates so you know what's coming up.

In this article, you will find the latest news regarding monitor panel development by the three biggest monitor panel manufacturers, which include LG, Samsung, and AU Optronics, as well as Innolux, BOE and Sharp.

We’ll also add all new and exciting monitors that get announced. Feel free to bookmark this page to always stay on track with the latest monitor releases and news.

Keep in mind that the dates in the tables below imply when the said panel should go into mass production and that these dates may change.

For news regarding OLED panels, check out our dedicated guide about OLED monitors, though the most exciting upcoming models will be included here too.

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Upcoming Mini LED Monitors

Monitor/PanelPanel SpecsFeaturesRelease Date, Price
AOC AG344UXM34" 3440x1440 170Hz 1ms IPSFreeSync, 1152-zone, HDR-1000, 97% DCI-P3, USB-C 90W PDJuly, £1,430
ViewSonic XG341C-2K34" 3440x1440 200HzFreeSync, 1152-zone, HDR-1400, 97% DCI-P3, USB-C 90W PDNovember 2022, $1500
MSI MEG Artymis 34134" 3440x1440 200Hz 1ms VAMini LED, HDR-10002022
Samsung Neo G8 (S32BG85)32” 4K 240Hz 1ms VAFreeSync, 1196-zone, HDMI 2.1, 1000RNow available
Samsung Neo G7 (S32BG75)32” 4K 165Hz 1ms VAFreeSync, 1196-zone, HDMI 2.1, 1000RNow available
Acer X32
ASUS PG32UQXE
HP Omen 32u
32” 4K 165Hz 1ms IPSG-SYNC, 576-zone, HDR-1000, Adobe RGBQ3 2022, $2000
Acer X32 FP32” 4K 165Hz 1ms IPSFreeSync, 576-zone, HDR-1000, Adobe RGB, HDMI 2.1, USB-C 90W PDQ2 2022, $1800
AOC PD32M32” 4K 144Hz 1ms IPSFreeSync, 1152-zone, HDR-1400, HDMI 2.1, USB-C 90W$1800
MSI MEG271Q
AOC AG274QGM
ViewSonic XG272G-2K
27” 1440p 300Hz 1ms IPSG-SYNC, 576-zone, HDR-1000, 98% DCI-P3N/A
AOC AG274QXM27" 1440p 170Hz 1ms IPSFreeSync, 576-zone, HDR-1000, Adobe RGB, USB-C 65W PD~$1150 (Available in some regions)
Cooler Master Tempest GP27Q27" 1440p 165Hz 2ms IPSFreeSync, 576-zone, HDR-1000, Adobe RGB, USB-C 90W PDNovember 2022, $750
Cooler Master Tempest GP27U27" 4K 160Hz 1ms IPSFreeSync, 576-zone, HDR-1000, Adobe RGB, HDMI 2.1, USB-C 90W PDOctober 2022, $1100
ViewSonic VX2722-4K-Pro27" 4K 144Hz IPSFreeSync, 576-zone, HDR-1000, Adobe RGB, HDMI 2.1, USB-C 90W PDN/A
Acer Predator X27S27" 4K 160Hz 1ms IPSFreeSync, 512-zone, HDR-1000, Adobe RGB, HDMI 2.1, USB-C 65W PDMarch 2022
ASUS PG27UQX27” 4K 144Hz 4ms IPSG-SYNC, 576-zone, HDR-1000, Adobe RGBN/A
Philips 279P2MRX27” 4K 60Hz IPS2304-zone, HDR-1400, USB-C 100W PDN/A
Acer X32
ASUS PG32UQX
ViewSonic XG321UG
32” 4K 144Hz IPSG-SYNC, 1152-zone, HDR-1400, Adobe RGBASUS (Available, $3,000)
ViewSonic ($2,500)
N/A27" 4K 144Hz IPS1500-zone, HDR-1000N/A
N/A32" 4K 144Hz IPS2300-zone, HDR-1400N/A
N/A27" 5K 60Hz IPS2300-zone, HDR-1000N/A
N/A32" 6K 60Hz IPS2300-zone, HDR-600N/A
Samsung Odyssey Ark55" 4K 165Hz 1ms VAFreeSync, 1056-zoneNow available

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In the list below, we’ll keep the most looked-for upcoming monitors. The latest additions are in bold. To check out all recently announced or released displays, keep scrolling down!

MonitorPanelFeaturesRelease Date, Price
Dell AW3423DWF34" 3440x1440 QD-OLEDFreeSync, HDR-400 True Black, 99% DCI-P3, 1800RNovember 8, $1100
LG OLED Flex LX342” 4K 120Hz Bendable OLEDFreeSyncN/A
Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD24045” 3440x1440 240Hz Bendable OLEDFreeSync, 1000-nits, 99% DCI-P3, HDMI 2.1N/A
LG 45GR95QE45” 3440x1440 240Hz OLEDFreeSync, 1000-nits, 99% DCI-P3, HDMI 2.1N/A
Sony Inzone M927” 4K 144Hz 1ms IPSFreeSync, HDR-600, 95% DCI-P3, HDMI 2.1, 96-zone FALD N/A, $900
ASUS ROG Swift 500Hz24” 1080p 500Hz TNG-SYNCN/A
Dell Alienware AW3423DW34” 3440x1440 175Hz QD-OLEDG-SYNC, HDR-400 True Black, 99% DCI-P3, 1800RNow available (Dell)
Samsung Odyssey OLED G8
MSI MEG 342C
34” 3440x1440 175Hz QD-OLEDFreeSync, HDR-400 True Black, 99% DCI-P3, 1800RN/A
Acer CG48
ASUS PG48UQ
AOC AG485UD
LG 48GQ900
48” 4K 120Hz OLED (138Hz OC)FreeSync, 98% DCI-P3, HDMI 2.1Now available
(LG, ASUS)
ASUS PG42UQ42” 4K 120Hz (138Hz OC) OLEDFreeSync, 98% DCI-P3, HDMI 2.1Now available
ASUS PG27AQN27” 1440p 360Hz 1ms IPSG-SYNCQ4 2022
Acer XV272U KF
AOC AG274QS
27" 1440p 300Hz 1ms IPSFreeSync, HDR-600, 90% DCI-P3, HDMI 2.1Now available (Acer)
LG 32GQ95032” 4K 160Hz 1ms IPSFreeSync, HDR-1000, 98% DCI-P3, HDMI 2.1, ‘A-TW Polarizer’Now available
LG 32GQ85032” 1440p 260Hz 1ms IPSFreeSync, HDR-600, 98% DCI-P3, HDMI 2.1, ‘A-TW Polarizer’Now available
Acer XB273K GS27" 4K 160Hz 1ms IPSFreeSync, HDR-600, Adobe RGB, HDMI 2.1Q1 2022
Dell U3223QZ
LG 32UQ85R
32” 4K ‘IPS Black’FreeSync, HDR-400, 98% DCI-P3, USB-C 96W PDMarch, 2022 (Dell)
N/A (LG)
Acer XB323K32” 4K 144Hz 1ms IPSFreeSync, HDR-600, Adobe RGB, HDMI 2.1Q3 2021
ASUS XG32UQ32” 4K 160Hz 1ms IPSFreeSync, HDR-600, 96% DCI-P3, HDMI 2.1N/A
Philips 328M1R32” 4K 120Hz VAFreeSync, HDR-600, HDMI 2.1N/A
Acer X2828” 4K 155Hz IPSG-SYNC, HDR-400August, $1300
LG 32EP950
LG 32BP95E
ASUS PA32DC
32" 4K OLED99% DCI-P3/Adobe RGBNow available (LG)
LG 27EP950
LG 27BP95E
ASUS PA27DCE
27" 4K OLED99% DCI-P3/Adobe RGBNow available (LG)
Philips 27E1N890027" 4K OLED99% DCI-P3/Adobe RGBN/A, ~$1070
ViewSonic
VP3268-8K
32" 7680x4320Adobe RGB, Thunderbolt 3Summer 2021, $5000
Sharp 8M-B32C132" 8K HDR 1000-nitsN/A

Panel Developments

Here, you can see panel developments by popular manufacturers, such as AUO, LG, Samsung, Innolux, etc. Keep in mind that the dates in the tables below imply when the said panel should go into mass production and that these dates may change.

AU Optronics

AUO Mini LED Panels

AUO Mini-LED PanelPanel Production DatePanel/Monitor Name
27" 1440p 360Hz IPS, HDR-1000, Adobe RGB, 576-zoneQ4 2022AUO M270DAN10.2
27" 1440p 360Hz IPS, HDR-1000, 95% DCI-P3, 576-zoneQ4 2022AUO M270DAN10.3
32" 4K 160Hz IPS, HDR-1000, Adobe RGB, 576-zoneMay 2022AUO M320QAN02.8
Acer X32 FP
Acer X32
ASUS PG32UQXE
HP Omen 32u
27" 4K 160Hz IPS, HDR-1000, Adobe RGB, 576-zoneQ4 2022AUO M270QAN07.5
Cooler Master GP27-FQS (?)
32" 4K 60Hz IPS, HDR-1400, Adobe RGB, 2304-zoneOctober 2022AUO M320QAN02.A
32" 8K 60Hz IPS, HDR-1000, Adobe RGB/DCI-P3, 4608-zoneQ2 2023AUO M320MAN01.0
34" 3440x1440 200Hz VA, 1000R, HDR-1000, 90% DCI-P3, 576-zoneJuly 2022AUO M340QVR01.7
MSI MEG Artymis 341
32" 4K 165Hz IPS, HDR-1000, Adobe RGB, 512-zone, FreeSync, HDMI 2.1February 2022Acer X32 FP
65" 4K 144Hz VA, 2500-nits, 1000-zoneN/AN/A

AUO OLED Panels

AUO OLED PanelPanel Production DatePanel/Monitor Name
32" 4K 144HzN/AN/A
32" 8K 120HzN/AN/A

AUO TN Panels

AUO TN PanelPanel Production DatePanel/Monitor Name
24.1" 1080p 540Hz, HDR-1000, 95% DCI-P3, 96-zoneQ1 2023AUO M241HTN01.0
24.1" 1080p 480HzN/AASUS ROG Swift 500Hz?*
(500Hz OC)
24.5" 1080p 360Hz, sRGBJune 2022AUO M250HTN01.J

*It’s unclear whether the 540Hz panel is the same as the 480Hz panel, just overclocked

AUO IPS Panels

AUO IPS PanelPanel Production DatePanel/Monitor Name
32" 4K 240Hz, 95% DCI-P3Q3 2023AUO M320QAN03.0
27" 1440p 360Hz, HDR-600, 95% DCI-P3, G-SYNCJuly 2022AUO M270DAN10.0
27" 4K 160Hz, HDR-600, Adobe RGBQ1 2022Acer XB273K GS
27" 1440p 300HzN/AN/A
27" 1440p 60Hz, 98% DCI-P3, 2000:1October 2022AUO M270DAN09.2
27" 4K 60Hz, Adobe RGB, 2000:1Q1 2023AUO M270QAN08.0
32" 4K 160Hz, HDR-600, Adobe RGBQ4 2021N/A
27" 1440p 165Hz, HDR-600, Adobe RGBSeptember 2019Acer CP5271UV
27" 1440p 165Hz, HDR-600, 95% DCI-P3October 2020N/A
27” 4K 60Hz, Adobe RGBN/AN/A
32” 4K 60Hz, 300-nits. Adobe RGBOctober 2020N/A
27" 4K, 400-nits, 99% DCI-P3Q1 2021N/A
24" 1920x1200, 350-nits, sRGBOctober 2020N/A
30" 2560x1080 90Hz, 300-nits, sRGBOctober 2020N/A
30" 2560x1080 200Hz, 300-nits, sRGBNovember 2020N/A
30" 2560x1080 200Hz, 400-nits, 95% DCI-P3Q1 2021N/A
27" 4K, 400-nits, 99% Adobe RGB/DCI-P3Q1 2021N/A

AUO VA Panels

AUO VA PanelPanel Production DatePanel/Monitor Name
32" 4K 144Hz Flat HDR600 90% DCI-P3April 2022AUO M315QVN02.0
49" 5120x1440 1800R 120HzSeptember 2022AUO M490AVR01.0
49" 5120x1440 240HzQ2 2023AUO M490AVR02.0
32" 1080p 240Hz 1500RJune 2021AOC C32G2Z
Philips 322M8CP
32" 1440p 240HzApril 2020N/A
34" 3440x1440 100Hz 1500RMarch 2021N/A
34" 3440x1440 165Hz 1500RMarch 2021AUO M340QVR01.0
34" 3440x1440 100Hz 1000RMarch 2021N/A
34" 3440x1440 165Hz 1000RMarch 2021AUO M340QVR01.6
32" 4K 144Hz 1000RJune 2022AUO M315QRV02.6
32" 4K 165Hz 1500RJune 2022AUO M315QRV02.3
32" 4K 144Hz 1500RJune 2022AUO M315QVR02.0
32" 1440p 165Hz 1000RQ4 2020N/A
32" 1440p 240Hz 1000RDecember 2022AUO M315DVR02.7
32" 1080p 240Hz 1500ROctober 2020N/A
32" 1080p 165Hz 1000RNovember 2020N/A
32" 1080p 240Hz 1000RSeptember 2022AUO M315HVR01.7
27" 1440p 165Hz 1000RSeptember 2020N/A
27" 1440p 165Hz 1500RSeptember 2020N/A
27" 1440p 240Hz 1000RApril 2022AUO M270DVR01.7
27" 1440p 240Hz 1500RQ2 2022AUO M270DVR01.2
27" 1080p 165Hz 1000RNovember 2020N/A
27" 1080p 240Hz 1000RQ3 2021AUO M270HVR01.9
27" 1080p 240Hz 1500RQ3 2021AUO M270HVR01.7
24" 1080p 165Hz 1000RH1 2020N/A
34" 3440x1440 165Hz 1ms GtG 800RN/AN/A

LG

LG OLED Panels

LG OLED PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
27" 1440p 240Hz W-OLEDN/AN/A
20"Q4 2022N/A

LG IPS Panels

LG IPS PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
27" 4K 144Hz 99.5% DCI-P3 1560-zone Mini LED FALD HDR1000 Q1 2023N/A
49" 5120x1440 144Hz 98% DCI-P3 Curved (3800R)Q2 2022LG 49WQ95C-W
24.5" 1080p 480Hz sRGB HDR400Q4 2022N/A
1440p 240Hz+2022N/A
32” 4K HDR-400 IPS Black (2000:1 contrast ratio)AvailabeDell U3223QE
LG 32UQ85R
27” 4K HDR-400 IPS Black (2000:1 contrast ratio)AvailabeDell U2723QE
31.5" 4K 144Hz 98% DCI-P3 HDR1000Q2 2022N/A
40" 5120x2160 98% DCI-P3 2500R Q1 2021N/A
38" 3840x1600 165Hz 2500R HDR600 (750-nits) 95% DCI-P3N/AAcer XR383CUR
27" 1440p 240Hz 1ms, 98% DCI-P3, HDR600,
FreeSync
N/AAOC AG274QZP
32" 1440p 240Hz 1ms, 98% DCI-P3, HDR600,
FreeSync
N/AQ4 2021
31.5" 4K 60Hz, 99.5% DCI-P3, HDR1000, Mini-LED w/ 2,000+ zonesN/AN/A
31.5" 8K Adobe RGBN/AN/A
31.5" 4K HDR1000 BT2020Q4 2019N/A
25" 1920x1200 sRGBN/AN/A
27" 1080p 240Hz 1msQ4 2019N/A
24.5" 1080p 240Hz 1msQ3 2020N/A
31.5" 1440p 165HzN/AN/A

Samsung

Samsung no longer produces LCD panels – instead focusing on their QD-OLED panels. They sold most of their fabs to TCL/CSOT.

Samsung QD-OLED PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
34" 3440x1440 175HzNow availableDell Alienware AW3423DW
Samsung Odyssey G8QNB
MSI MEG 342C

TCL/CSOT

TCL/CSOT PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
49" 5120x1440 240Hz 5000-zone mini LED FALDN/AN/A
32" 4K 240Hz 1ms VA 1196-zoneAvailableSamsung Neo G8 (S32BG85)
32" 4K 165Hz 1ms VA 1196-zoneAvailableSamsung Neo G7 (S32BG75)

Innolux

Innolux IPS PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
34" 3440x1440 165Hz 98% DCI-P3 Flat-screenSeptember 2021N/A
34" 3440x1440 165Hz 98% DCI-P3 3800RN/AN/A
27" 1440p 240Hz+ 1ms HDR600N/AAcer XV272U KF
27" 1440p 240Hz mini LED
99% DCI-P3 HDR1000
N/AN/A
27" 1440p 300Hz mini LEDN/AAOC AG274QGM
MSI MEG 271Q
ViewSonic XG272G-2K
Megazone 31.5” 4K 120Hz/144Hz
7ms (GtG) HDR1000 94% DCI-P3
N/AN/A
MiniLED 31.5” 4K 120Hz/144Hz
7ms (GtG) 1000-nits 95% BT 2020
N/AN/A
31.5” 4K 120Hz/144Hz 90% DCI-P3
7ms (GtG)
N/AN/A
28” 4K 120Hz/144Hz 90% DCI-P3
5ms (GtG)
N/AN/A
27" 1440p 165Hz
7ms (GtG) w/o overdrive
March 2020N/A
27" 1080p 144Hz 7ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3April 2020N/A
27" 1440p 60Hz sRGBQ2 2020N/A
24" 1440p 60Hz sRGBQ3 2020N/A
31.5" 4K 60Hz 7ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3N/AN/A
31.5" 1440p 165Hz 5ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3 HDR600Q3 2020N/A
27" 1440p 240Hz 5ms (GtG) 90% DCI-3 HDR600Q3 2020N/A

BOE

BOE Mini LED Panels

PanelSpecsPanel Production DateMonitor
27" 1440p 165Hz IPS 1152-zoneQ2 2022N/A
32" 4K 144Hz IPS 1152-zoneQ3 2022N/A
27" 1440p 240Hz IPS 99% DCI-P3 1152-zoneSeptember 2022N/A
27" 4K 144Hz IPS 99% DCI-P3 1152-zoneDecember 2022N/A
32" 4K 144Hz IPS 98% DCI-P3 99% Adobe RGB 1152-zone (4608 LEDs)July 2022N/A
27" 1440p 165Hz IPS 98% DCI-P3 95% Adobe RGB 1152-zone (4608 LEDs)June 2022N/A
27" 4K 60Hz IPS 99% DCI-P3 95% Adobe RGB 1152-zone (4608 LEDs)June 2022N/A
32" 4K 60Hz IPS 98% DCI-P3 99% Adobe RGB 1152-zone (4608 LEDs)July 2022N/A
34" 3440x1440 165Hz IPS 97% DCI-P3 1152-zone (4608 LEDs) 1500RQ3 2022N/A
34" 3440x1440 165Hz IPS 97% DCI-P3 1152-zone (4608 LEDs) 3800ROctober 2022N/A
34" 3440x1440 165Hz VA 97% DCI-P3 1152-zone (4608 LEDs) 1500RApril 2022N/A
44.5" 5120x1440 60Hz VA 95% DCI-P3 1152-zone (4308 LEDs) 1500RMarch 2022N/A
27" 5K 60Hz IPS 98% DCI-P3 2304-zone (9216 LEDs)February 2023N/A
32" 4K 60Hz IPS 98% DCI-P3 99% Adobe RGB 2304-zone (9216 LEDs)September 2022N/A
32" 4K 60Hz HDR-1400 4608-zone (18,432 LEDs)Q3 2023N/A
32" 4K 240Hz HDR-1400 4608-zone (18,432 LEDs)Q4 2022N/A
32" 8K 60Hz 5000+ zonesH1 2023N/A
34" 3440x1440 3000-zoneN/AN/A
Dual-Cell 32" 4K 99% DCI-P3 983K zones 1D backlightN/AN/A
Dual-Cell 32" 4K99% DCI-P3 983K zones 2D backlightN/AN/A

BOE IPS Panels

BOE IPS PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
27” 4K 99.5% DCI-P3/Adobe RGB 83% Rec2020 300-nitsSeptember 2020N/A
27” 4K 99.5% DCI-P3/Adobe RGB 83% Rec2020 400-nitsSeptmeber 2020N/A
27” 4K 99.5% DCI-P3/Adobe RGB 83% Rec2020 HDR-600Septmeber 2020N/A
32” 4K 99.5% DCI-P3/Adobe RGB 83% Rec2020 HDR-600Q4 2022N/A
32” 4K 90% Rec. 2020 HDR-600Q2 2023N/A
34" 5120x2160 99.5% DCI-P3/Adobe RGBQ1 2023N/A
34" 5120x2160 98% DCI-P3Q4 2022N/A
24” 25.9" 2560x1600 95% DCI-P3 99% Adobe RGBN/AN/A
27” 4K 90% Rec2020N/AN/A
27” 4K 144HzQ3 2022N/A
27” 1080p 360HzQ3 2022N/A
27” 1440p 240HzQ3 2022N/A
32” 4K 144HzJanuary 2021N/A
34” 2560x1080 165HzApril 2021N/A
34” 3440x1440 144Hz (1900R)H2 2021N/A
29” 2560x1080 165HzMay 2021N/A
29” 3440x1440May 2021N/A
25.7” 2560x1080Septmber 2020N/A
39.7” 5120x2160 (2500R)October 2021N/A
1080p 480HzN/AN/A
27" 5K 98% DCI-P3 HDR-600Q4 2022N/A
32" 6K 98% DCI-P3 HDR-600Q1 2023N/A
32" 8K 99% DCI-P3/Adobe RGB 400-nitsQ2 2022N/A
28.2" 3840x2560 (3:2) 98% DCI-P3 400-nits2022N/A
29" 2560x1080 360HzQ3 2022N/A
34" 2560x1080 200HzH2 2022N/A
32" 1440p 240HzQ3 2022N/A
32" 4K 240HzQ4 2022N/A

BOE True Black IPS Panels

Just like LG’s ‘IPS Black’ panels, BOE is developing IPS-type panel technology with an increased static contrast ratio of 2,000:1, which they call ‘True Black’ IPS.

PanelPanel Production DateMonitor Name
24" 1440pQ2 2022N/A
27" 1440pQ2 2022N/A
27" 4KQ3 2022N/A
32" 4KQ3 2022N/A
34" 3440x1440Q4 2022N/A

BOE VA Panels

VA PanelPanel Production DateMonitor
24" 1080p 144Hz2022N/A
24" 1080p 165Hz2022N/A
25" 1080p 144HzN/AN/A
25" 1080p 165HzN/AN/A
27" 1080p 144Hz2022N/A
27" 1080p 165Hz2022N/A
27" 1440p 144HzN/AN/A
27" 1440p 165HzN/AN/A
32" 1440p 144HzN/AN/A
32" 1440p 165HzN/AN/A
29.5" 2560x1080 200Hz 1550RQ2 2022N/A
29.5" 2560x1080 360Hz 1550RQ4 2022N/A
34" 3440x1440 240Hz 1500R2022N/A
44.5" 5120x1440 165Hz 150RQ4 2022N/A

New Monitors

Below, you will find more information about new monitors by various popular manufacturers. Some of these monitors use the above-mentioned panels, but it’s unknown what panel will be used for most of them. Click on the monitor manufacturer to jump to their models.

Dell
Corsair
LG
ASUS
MSI
Philips
Gigabyte
Cooler Master
Samsung
Acer
AOC
ViewSonic
Other

Dell Monitors

Dell Alienware AW3423DWF
Dell AW3423DWF Design

Dell announced an alternative version to the popular AW3423DW called the Dell Alienware AW3423DWF, which won’t feature a G-SYNC module.

It’s based on the same panel, so the image quality and performance in terms of color gamut, brightness, contrast and response time speed will be the same.

Unlike the AW3423DW, it’s not factory-overclocked, so it has a maximum native refresh rate of 165Hz.

Further, the AW3423DWF has FreeSync Premium Pro and AdaptiveSync Display certification. Official G-SYNC Compatible certification isn’t mentioned, but you will be able to use VRR with NVIDIA cards without issues over DisplayPort most likely.

You also get a slightly slimmer and dark design instead of white, as well as more connectivity options, including HDMI 2.0, two DP 1.4 ports (unclear if DSC is supported), a quad-USB 3.0 hub, audio line-out and a headphone jack.

The monitor should be available on November 8th, 2022 for $1,100.

So, what exactly do you lose by not getting the G-SYNC module for an extra $200?

Well, not much. The main advantage of a dedicated G-SYNC module is variable overdrive, however, OLED displays have instantaneous pixel response time speed regardless of the refresh rate, so it’s not actually necessary.

On top of that, you get an extra DisplayPort 1.4 input (but one less HDMI 2.0 port), a USB hub and Picture in Picture / Picture by Picture support. The lack of the G-SYNC module also means one less cooling fan.

Of course, we’ll just have to wait and see how the Dell AW3423DWF handles variable refresh rate performance in comparison to the AW3423DW.

Corsair Monitors

Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240

Corsair revealed a 45″ ultrawide bendable OLED display with a 3440×1440 resolution, variable refresh rate support (FreeSync Premium Pro, G-SYNC Compatible, HDMI 2.1 VRR) and a 240Hz refresh rate! The Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 is based on LG’s W-OLED panel and can be bent between 800R to completely flat.

Other specifications include instantaneous pixel response time and infinite contrast ratio thanks to the OLED panel, as well as a high 1,000-nit peak brightness and a wide 99% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage.

The 3440×1440 resolution on a 45″ screen size results in a pixel density of 83 PPI (similar to that of 27″ 1920×1080 displays), which won’t appeal to many users.

However, given the screen size and the distance you’d be away from the screen, it should be just fine for gaming and content consumption. In fact, at a distance of 41″ (104cm), the individual pixels won’t be noticeable.

The screen measures 41.36″ (~105cm) in width and 17.73″ (~45cm) in height, equivalent to a 36″ 16:9 screen with ~32% extra width.

Connectivity options include two HDMI 2.1 ports, DisplayPort 1.4, two USB-C ports, one with DP Alt Mode (PD not mentioned) and the other for the USB hub), four downstream USB-A ports and a headphone jack.

It will also have a matte anti-glare coating, support BFI (black frame insertion) for clearer motion and a three-year warranty for burn-in and dead pixels.

No word on pricing and availability yet, but the monitor will be showcased at Gamescom, so we’ll hopefully have more information soon.

LG Monitors

LG OLED Flex LX3
LG OLED Flex LX3 Monitor

LG announced a 42″ 4K 120Hz bendable OLED screen, the Flex LX3. It can bend from flat to a steep 900R curvature with 20 levels in between.

Noteworthy features include Adaptive-Sync support (FreeSync Premium, G-SYNC Compatible), matte anti-glare screen coating, a built-in microphone, dual 40W integrated speakers, Dolby Atmos and RGB lighting that synchronizes with on-screen video/audio.

The screen can be bent manually or via the provided remote controller, while the stand offers height adjustment up to 140mm and -5°/10° tilt.

No word on pricing and availability yet.

LG UltraGear 45GR95QE
LG UltraGear 45GR95QE

LG will also release a 45″ 3440×1440 240Hz OLED gaming monitor, the UltraGear 45GR95QE. However, unlike the Corsair Xeneon Flex, LG’s model will have a fixed 800R curvature without the ability to bend. Other specifications are the same, including a 1000-nit peak brightness, matte anti-glare coating and a wide 98.5% DCI-P3 gamut coverage.

In comparison to Corsair’s model, there’s also fewer connectivity options with DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.1 ports, a dual-USB 3.0 hub and a headphone jack available. More information to come.

ASUS Monitors

ASUS ROG Swift 500Hz
ASUS ROG Swift 500Hz

ASUS announced a 24.1″ 1080p 500Hz gaming monitor based on a new E-TN (Esports TN) panel developed by AU Optronics, claiming 60% better response times than standard TN panels through the use of their AmLED technology.

The monitor is equipped with a dedicated NVIDIA G-SYNC module and Reflex Latency Analyzer tool.

No word on pricing and availability yet.

MSI Monitors

MSI MEG 342C QD-OLED
MSI MEG 342C QD OLED

The MSI MEG342C QD-OLED is a 34″ 3440×1440 175Hz ultrawide curved gaming monitor based on the same panel as the Dell AW3423DW and the upcoming Samsung Odyssey G85SB.

Given that MSI advertises PiP and PbP support, which isn’t available on G-SYNC modules, their model will almost certainly use FreeSync Premium and G-SYNC Compatible for variable refresh rate, just like the Odyssey OLED G8.

Other features include Delta E < 2 factory calibration, Sound Tune AI noise canceling, Smart Crosshair, integrated KVM functionality, HDMI 2.1, USB-C (with DP Alt Mode and 65W PD) and a light sensor.

No word on pricing and availability yet.

MSI MEG Artymis 341
MSI MEG Artymis 341 Monitor

The MSI MEG Artymis 341 is a 34″ 3440×1440 200Hz ultrawide monitor with a steep 1000R curvature (VA panel assumed).

It features an AMLED backlight (mini LED backlight tuned by AU Optronics) with a 1,000-nit peak brightness and DisplayHDR 1000 certification. It’s unknown how many dimming zones there are at the moment.

The monitor also features QD Premium color (full Adobe RGB gamut coverage assumed), Delta E ≤ 2 factory calibration and a rapid 1ms GtG pixel response time speed. No word on pricing, while all the available information regarding the release date is ‘sometime in 2022.’

Philips Monitors

Philips 27E1N8900
Philips 27E1N8900 Monitor

The Philips 27E1N8900 features a 26.9″ 4K OLED panel with a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz, instantaneous pixel response time speed and an infinite contrast ratio.

Other specifications include a 250-nit peak brightness for a 100% white window and a peak brightness of 540-nits, thus earning VESA’s DisplayHDR 400 True Black certification.

The monitor also has true 10-bit color depth support, 178° wide viewing angles, Delta E < 1 factory calibration, and a wide color gamut covering 99.7% DCI-P3 and 99.6% Adobe RGB color spaces; equivalent to 150% sRGB gamut size with the optional sRGB emulation mode available too.

Further, the stand offers full ergonomic support and extensive connectivity options, including DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 ports, USB-C (DP Alt Mode and 90W PD), a headphone jack, a quad-USB 3.0 hub and a built-in KVM switch.

No word on availability yet, while the price should be around $1,070, which is good news considering that the LG 27EP950 with a similar panel goes for $3,000, though LG’s model also supports hardware calibration.

Gigabyte Monitors

Gigabyte S55U
Gigabyte S55U Monitor

The Gigabyte S55U is a 55″ 4K 120Hz gaming monitor based on a VA panel with a 5000:1 contrast ratio, 500-nit typical and 1500-nit peak brightness, a wide 96% DCI-P3 color gamut and 132 dimming zones. The specified response time speed is 2ms GtG minimum and 5ms GtG average.

It also has integrated Andriod OS and Google Assistant. Other features include FreeSync, Aim Stabilizer Sync, Black Equalizer and rich connectivity options, including two HDMI 2.1 ports, two HDMI 2.0 ports, a USB hub, a headphone jack, RJ45, dual 10W integrated speakers, Bluetooth and WiFi.

No word on pricing and release date yet.

Cooler Master Monitors

Cooler Master Tempest GP27Q & GP27U

Cooler Master GP27 FQS Monitor

Cooler Master announced two new IPS monitors with full Adobe RGB color gamut coverage, DisplayHDR 1000 (1200-nits peak), FreeSync and 576-zone mini LED full-array local dimming.

The GP27-FQS model features a 27″ 1440p 165Hz 1ms 2ms panel, whereas the GP27-FUS has a 27″ 4K 160Hz display.

Both models feature ergonomic stands, RGB lighting at the rear and rich connectivity options with DP 1.4 DSC, two HDMI 2.1 ports with 48 Gbps (FQS has HDMI 2.0 instead), a dual-USB hub, integrated speakers and USB-C (DP 1.4 Alt Mode, 90W PD).

Update 1: Specifications have changed for the GP27-FQS model. Cooler Master now lists 2m GtG instead of 1ms, HDMI 2.0 instead of HDMI 2.1, and $750 price instead of $700.

Update 2: The models have now received updated model names: The Cooler Master Tempest GP27U and Cooler Master Tempest GP27Q. The 4K model should be available in October 2022, while the 1440p version will be available one month later.

The $750 price still seems rather appealing, considering that the only other 1440p mini LED model, the AOC AG274QXM, goes for ~$1150. Hopefully, Cooler Master will also fix the flaws of AOC’s model, such as not being able to use local dimming in SDR, backlight not being flicker-free and lack of an sRGB emulation mode.

Samsung Monitors

Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 (G85SB)

Samsung Odyssey G85SB

Samsung will also release a monitor based on the same QD-OLED panel as the Dell AW3423DW, the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 G85SB. It will have the same specifications, but feature Adaptive-Sync (FreeSync Premium, G-SYNC Compatible) variable refresh rate technology instead of a dedicated G-SYNC module.

It seems that the Samsung OLED G8 will have a slimmer design than Dell’s model and feature micro-HDMI 2.1, mini-DisplayPort 1.4 and USB-C connectivity options, along with dual 5W integrated speakers and CoreSync+ RGB lighting at the rear.

Additionally, the monitor will have integrated smart features (Samsung Smart Hub and Gaming Hub) for browsing and streaming video content and games.

Samsung Odyssey OLED G8

No word on the price yet, while the monitor should be available in Q4 2022.

Samsung Odyssey Ark

Samsung Odyssey Ark S55BG970

The Samsung Odyssey Ark is a 55″ 4K 16:9 monitor with Multi-View support, allowing you to display four different source simultaneously or change between different screen size/resolution formats and aspect ratios (16:9, 21:9 or 32:9) via the provided dial.

It can be used as both a vertical and horizontal screen, as pictured above.

The 55″ screen has a 1000R curvature and it’s basically equivalent to two 49″ 32:9 ultrawides on top of each other in the horizontal position – or, in the vertical position, to three 32″ monitors stacked vertically.

Further, it has a high 165Hz refresh rate and a fast 1ms GtG pixel response time speed with variable refresh rate (FreeSync Premium Pro, G-SYNC Compatible, HDMI 2.1 VRR) support for tear-free gameplay.

It offers a true HDR viewing experience thanks to its 1056-zone mini LED full-array local dimming, a wide 95% DCI-P3 color gamut and a high 600-nit typical brightness.

Samsung also specifies 2000-nit ‘Quantum HDR’, but as we’ve learned from other displays with this ‘certification’, it’s not achievable in real use, so we’ll have to wait for reviews for proper peak brightness measurements.

Interestingly, the monitor has an external box for connectivity as pictured below.

Samsung Odyssey Ark Connectivity

Other features include 4-corner speaks with two woofers for 60W 2.2.2 channel audio and built-in Tizen OS.

Update: It’s now available for $3,500.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G95NB

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 2022 G95NB

Samsung is working on a new and improved version of the popular Neo G9. The newer G95NB model will feature over 5000 mini LED dimming zones. More information to come.

Samsung Odyssey G65B & G70B Smart Gaming Monitors

Samsung Odyssey G70B and G65B

Samsung’s latest Odyssey gaming monitors will feature smart functionalities, including streaming services for both gaming and Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc., WiFi, Bluetooth, DeX, Microsoft 365 and a built-in mic for Bixby and Alexa.

The G70B series consists of 28″ and 32″ 4K 144Hz 1ms IPS gaming models, while the G65B series includes 27″ and 32″ 1440p 240Hz 1ms monitors based on 1000R curved VA panels. HDR capabilities are not mentioned.

No word on pricing, while the monitors should be available in Q4 2022.

Acer Monitors

Acer XR272U P
Acer XR272U P

Acer revealed a new 27″ 1440p 170Hz gaming monitor based on an IPS panel with a subtle 2900R curvature.

Other specifications include the standard sRGB color gamut, 178° viewing angles, 8-bit color depth, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 400-nit peak brightness.

As for connectivity, there are two HDMI 2.0 ports, Displayport 1.4, USB-C with (DP 1.4 Alt Mode, 65W PD), a quad-USB 3.0 hub, a headphone jack and dual 2W integrated speakers, while the stand offers full ergonomic support.

No word on pricing and availability yet.

Acer Nitro XZ396QUP
Acer Nitro XZ396QUP

The Acer XZ396QU P is a 38.5″ monitor with a 2560×1440 screen resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 76 PPI (pixels per inch), which falls in-between that of 32″ 1080p (70PPI) and 27″ 1080p (81 PPI) displays.

It uses a 3000R curved VA panel with DisplayHDR 400, FreeSync Premium, 1ms MPRT and a 165Hz refresh rate (170Hz OC). No word on a release date yet, while the price should be around $700.

Acer Predator X32 FP
Acer X32FP

The Acer Predator X32FP is probably one of the most anticipated monitors that’s been recently announced. It’s based on a fast IPS panel by AU Optronics, sporting a rapid 1ms GtG response time speed, 4K UHD resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate.

Further, it has a wide 99% Adobe RGB color gamut coverage (with an available sRGB mode), Delta E < 2 factory calibration and a 576-zone mini LED local dimming solution with a peak brightness of 1,200-nits and DisplayHDR 1000 certification.

The monitor supports Adaptive-Sync, allowing for both AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible variable refresh rate.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC, two HDMI 2.1 ports, USB-C (DP 1.4 Alt Mode, 90W PD), a USB 3.0 hub, a headphone jack, dual 7W integrated speakers and a built-in KVM switch, while the design offers VESA, tilt, height and swivel adjustments.

Similar specs are offered by the more expensive ASUS PG32UQX, though it has a more complex 1152-zone mini LED FALD backlight with a higher peak brightness.

However, the X32FP is based on a faster panel and since it doesn’t have a G-SYNC module, you’ll get HDMI 2.1, USB-C, PiP/PbP support and no integrated fan (which can be noisy and fail after some time) at a lower price.

The release date should be in Q2 2022, while the price should be around $1,800. The release date is Q3 2022 in Europe.

Acer Predator X32
Acer Predator X32 1

Just like the ASUS PG32UQXE and the HP Omen 32u, the Acer Predator X32 is based on a 32″ 4K 144Hz (160Hz OC) IPS panel with a 576-zone mini LED FALD backlight, full Adobe RGB gamut coverage and G-SYNC Ultimate.

In comparison to the X32 FP variant, the X32 doesn’t have HDMI 2.1 or USB-C connectivity options. Moreover, the pixel response time speed is not specified.

The ASUS PG32UQXE variant specifies HDMI 2.1, but we don’t know what features and bandwidth it will support since HDMI 2.0 has been essentially renamed to HDMI 2.1 thus causing confusion.

The X32 should be available in Q3 2022 for ~$2,000. Expect similar pricing/release date for the PG32UQXE and Omen 32u models as well.

Acer EI491CRG9
Acer EI491CRG9 Monitor

The Acer EI491CRG9 will be based on the same panel as the new mini-LED version of the Odyssey G9, so we can expect the same key specifications.

It’s a 49″ 5120×1440 240Hz 32:9 ultrawide curved (1000R) gaming monitor with a fast 1ms GtG response time speed, “DisplayHDR 2000”, 2048-zone local dimming solution, FreeSync/G-SYNC Compatible support, and 95% DCI-P3 color gamut.

We’ll update the article once we have more information!

Update: It seems that Acer ‘paused‘ the development of the EI491CRG9, so its presentation will be delayed.

AOC Monitors

AOC AG275QXN

AOC AG275QXN

The AOC AGON AG275QXN is the first gaming monitor announced with a flat-screen VA panel and a 1ms GtG pixel response time speed. It’s a 27″ 1440p 165Hz display DisplayHDR 400 and FreeSync support.

It’s unclear which VA panel the monitor is using and, of course, it remains yet to be seen if it’s just a misleading measure achieved by unrealistic test conditions. This at least gives some hope to those who want a VA monitor with a fast response time speed, but don’t like the aggressively curved Samsung models.

Check out AOC’s product page for more information.

They also announced a 240Hz variant, the AG275QZN.

AOC Porsche Design AGON PRO PD32M

AOC Porsche Design AGON PRO PD32M

The AOC PD32M is based on a 31.5″ 4K 144Hz IPS panel by Innolux with a rapid 1ms GtG pixel response time speed and a 97% DCI-P3 color gamut.

It also features an 1152-zone mini LED FALD backlight with DisplayHDR 1400 certification, meaning it’s capable of reaching over 1,400-nits of peak brightness and 600-nits sustained.

Further, it supports variable refresh rate via FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible technologies with a 48-144Hz dynamic range.

The Porsche-inspired design boasts premium build quality with versatile ergonomics, customizable Light FX RGB lighting and two integrated headset holders.

Connectivity options are abundant and include DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC, two HDMI 2.1 ports, a USB-C port with DP 1.4 Alt Mode and 90W PD, a quad-USB 3.0 hub, a headphone jack, two 8W integrated speakers and a built-in KVM switch (PiP and PbP supported as well).

It’s available for $1,800. While it may seem expensive, keep in mind that ASUS’ PG32UQX monitor with similar specifications goes for $3,000 yet it features a slower IPS panel without HDMI 2.1 or USB-C connectivity, though it has a dedicated G-SYNC module.

You should also note that AOC’s first mini LED display, the AG274QXM, has a few major issues, such as not using a flicker-free backlight, not being able to use local dimming in SDR mode and lack of an sRGB emulation mode. We hope those were all addressed on this model, so you might want to wait for reviews before buying one.

AOC AGON AG274QGM

27 inch 1440p 300Hz Mini LED Gaming Monitors

The AOC AG274QGM, along with the MSI MEG271Q and the ViewSonic XG272G-2K are the first 27″ 1440p 300Hz gaming monitors with a mini LED backlight.

Additionally, the monitors will feature G-SYNC Ultimate and have a 576-zone full-array local dimming solution. Other specs include a 98% DCI-P3 color gamut and DisplayHDR 1000 certification.

These three new G-SYNC monitors will also feature Reflex Latency Analyzer, the new built-in Digital Vibrance feature and ‘Dual-Format’ that allows you to display the image in a 25″ 1080p format.

AOC Q24G2

AOC Q24G2

The AOC Q24G2 is a 24″ 1440p 165Hz gaming monitor based on an IPS panel by BOE with 99% sRGB color gamut, a 350-nit peak brightness, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, FreeSync support and MBR.

It’s actually the first 24″ 1440p monitor with a high refresh rate and an IPS panel, which many gamers, who find 27″ sized screens to be too big and 1080p resolution too low, have been waiting for.

No word on pricing and release date yet though, so stay tuned.

ASUS Monitors

ASUS PG27AQN

ASUS revealed the first 1440p 360Hz gaming monitor, the ASUS ROG Swift PG27AQN with a dedicated G-SYNC module and Reflex Latency Analyzer, based on AUO’s ‘ultrafast IPS’ panel. The release date should be Q4 2022. More information to follow.

ASUS PG48UQ & PG42UQ

ASUS OLED Monitors

Gigabyte’s Aorus FO48U was the first viable OLED gaming monitor available. It’s based on LG’s OLED panel that’s used in their 48C1 and 48CX TVs.

Now, ASUS, Acer, AOC and LG are joining in with their ROG Swift PG48UQ, Predator CG48, AGON AG485UD and LG 48GQ900 models, with ASUS also offering a 42″ PG42UQ variant.

These monitors are based on LG’s OLED panels, such as that of the C2 OLED TVs.

ASUS also plans to add heatsinks to their models, allowing for even higher brightness. Additionally, they’ll use anti-glare micro-texture coatings instead of the standard glossy screen of LG’s OLED TVs for better reflection handling. However, this might negatively impact overall image quality as a glossy surface ensures more vivid colors, even if the screen is more reflective.

Other specifications of the PG48UQ/PG42UQ include 4K 120Hz, 0.1ms GtG response time speed, 98% DCI-P3 gamut, true 10-bit color depth, Delta E < 2 factory calibration, VRR support, DisplayPort 1.4 and two HDMI 2.1 ports with full 48 Gbps bandwidth.

ViewSonic Monitors

ViewSonic VX2722-4K-Pro
ViewSonic VX2722 4K PRO

ViewSonic revealed a new 27″ 4K 144Hz IPS mini LED gaming monitor, the VX2722-4K-Pro, with a 576-zone FALD dimming system, HDMI 2.1, DisplayHDR 1000, Adaptive-Sync, full Adobe RGB gamut coverage (95% DCI-P3), and Delta E ≤ 2 factory-calibration – similar specs to that of the Cooler Master GP27-FUS.

Further, the monitor has a specified response time speed of 5ms (GtG) and backlight strobing/Motion Blur Reduction support. It also boasts a fully ergonomic stand and rich connectivity options, including DP 1.4 with DSC, two HDMI 2.1 ports, USB-C (DP Alt Mode, 90W PD), a dual-USB 3.0 hub and a headphone jack.

No word on official pricing and availability yet, though it’s been seen going for around $730 in China.

ViewSonic ELITE XG341C-2K

ViewSonic announced a new ultrawide gaming monitor with a 34″ 3440×1440 curved (1500R) panel and an 1152-zone mini LED FALD backlight, the XG341C-2K.

Other specifications include DisplayHDR 1400, 97% DCI-P3 gamut coverage, 165Hz (overclockable to 200Hz), FreeSync Premium Pro support, built-in KVM, HDMI 2.1 and USB-C with 90W PD.

ViewSonic also specifies a 1ms MPRT response time speed, but GtG and panel type remain unknown at the moment. The monitor should be available in November 2022 for $1,500.

‘Console gaming compatibility with HDMI 2.1’ is also specified.

Update: It’s now up on B&H.

New Display Technology

BOE 500Hz Monitor

BOE 500Hz Monitor

BOE revealed a new 27″ 1080p monitor with a refresh rate of 500Hz+. A 1ms response time speed and true 8-bit color depth are specified as well. No word on other specs or release date/pricing, but we’ll update the article as soon as something new comes up.

They also announced a 110″ 8K 120Hz display.

TCL CSOT

New TCL CSOT Displays

At DTC 2021 conference, TCL/CSOT revealed the first 32″ 4K 240Hz curved display, as well as a 49″ 32:9 super-ultrawide monitor with over 5000 dimming zones, mini LED backlight and 1800-nit peak brightness, a 75″ 8K 265Hz mini LED display, and a 65″ 8K OLED.

  • 75″ 8K 265Hz a-Si 4Mask 1G1D mini LED display
  • 49″ 240Hz 800R curved mini LED display with a 5000-zone local dimming and 1800-nit peak brightness
  • 65″ 8K OLED
  • 32″ 4K 240Hz 1ms GtG 800R curved display
  • 34″ 3440×1440 165Hz 1500R curved Mini LED, HDR-1400, FreeSync Premium Pro

That’s all the information we have so far on these displays, but we’ll definitely be keeping a close eye on any developments.

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Rob Shafer

Rob is a software engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. He now works full-time managing DisplayNinja while coding his own projects on the side.