Samsung will present several new monitors at CES 2019. The ultra-wide, curved 49" CRG9 monitor (more precisely: C49RG90), which has a 5K resolution in the 32:9 format of 5,120 x 1,440 pixels, is particularly interesting due to its large work surface. But not only its dual QHD resolution is improved compared to the 49" predecessor CHG90, which was released in autumn 2017 and has only 3,840 x 1,080 pixels.
Its curved VA panel (curvature radius 1,800 mm) with 1,000 nits is also significantly brighter than the CHG with 600 nits and also has local dimming - it therefore complies with the HDR10 standard. Samsung has not yet announced any information about the color space range, but it will probably not be worse than the 95% DCI-P3 / 125% sRGB of the predecessor model. Its viewing angle is the standard 178° horizontally and vertically.
Samsung CRG9 aka C49RG90 49 inch monitor
Only the frame rate of the new 120 Hz is lower than that of the predecessor model, which was able to display 144 Hz - a compromise made necessary by the higher resolution and limited bandwidth of the DisplayPort. Like the CHG90, it supports AMD&s FreeSync 2 to dynamically change the refresh rate (among other features). The Samsung CRG9 is height adjustable and can be tilted as well as tilted.
Its interfaces include two display ports, an HDMI port and USB 3.0 hub. Samsung has not yet announced the price - the previous model CHG90 was launched with 1,500 Euro and is now available for about 900 Euro.
The only comparable 49" 5K monitor is the Dell Ultrasharp U4919DW - but it has a lower brightness and a lower color space range. Here is our guide to monitors for video editing -- what to look out for when buying.