A few weeks ago, Samsung surprised gamers with the Odyssey Ark – a 55” curved gaming screen that can switch between landscape and portrait orientations. Not to be outdone, Corsair answers the challenge with an innovative display of its own dubbed the XENEON FLEX. It may not match the former in size, but it ships with a unique functionality.

Flexible panels are gradually becoming ubiquitous with manufacturers developing clever applications for their distinct characteristics. The American computer hardware and peripheral company teases some of the capabilities of its upcoming ultra-wide monitor. If you demand immersive graphics, the XENEON FLEX offers something cool.

Model number 45WQHD240 uses OLED technology supplied by LG, which is one of the leading providers of flexible displays. What Corsair’s product provides is versatility over Samsung’s latest gargantuan alternative. Most people prefer to work on a regular flat screen, while gamers prefer one with a curvature.

The XENEON FLEX addresses this via a clever system that takes advantage of the panel’s flexible properties. Handles on each side allow users to bend it up to 800R and lock it into place. The special mechanism holds it securely even when you adjust the height or transport the monitor to a different spot. We’re looking at a 45” display with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a 3440 x 1440 resolution.

It is compatible with AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync variable refresh rate technologies. The XENEON FLEX can support up to 240 Hz refresh rate for silky smooth visuals during gameplay or multimedia playback. Peak brightness is at 1,000 nits, while the contrast ratio is at 1,350,000:1. Corsair is yet to share details about pricing and launch.

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