Samsung Canada Launches First-Ever Quantum Dot Curved Gaming Monitor

The CFG70 Curved monitor allows Canadians to get closer to their passions with immersive
gaming experience

MISSISAUGA, ON, Dec. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Samsung Electronics Canada today announced the Canadian launch of its latest gaming monitor, the Samsung CFG70 curved monitor. Designed specifically for professional gamers, the CFG70 is getting them closer to their passion for immersive gaming thanks to enhanced picture quality and player-friendly features.

"Introducing quantum dot technology to our curved monitors takes immersive gaming to the next level," said Pat Bugos, VP, Consumer Electronics Sales and Marketing, Samsung Canada. "We are proud to partner with the Canadian League of Gamers, showcasing the Samsung CFG70 curved monitor in the hands of some of the top eSport professionals in the country at Northern Arena."

In partnership with the Canadian League of Gamers, Samsung Canada officially sponsored Northern Arena, the country's first professional eSports league. As part of the Northern Arena eSport Championship 2016, held in Montreal, QC, November 10-13, 2016, the top professionals from across Canada competed live on Samsung CFG70 curved monitors in the Gears of War 4 Canadian Qualifier.

As the industry's first curved gaming monitor to feature quantum dot technology, the 24-inch CFG70 monitor expresses brilliant and accurate colours across a 125 percent sRGB spectrum. This added luminance amplifies previously-hidden gaming details in both light and dark settings. The monitor also employs an environmentally-safe, cadmium-free design.

Fast Speed and Smooth Game Play

By combining Samsung's advanced motion blur reduction technology with its VA panel, the CFG70 is the first curved monitor to produce a 1 m/s moving picture response time (MPRT). The rapid MPRT rate reduces display transitions between moving and animated objects, and in turn eliminates potential visual distractions.

The CFG70 also leverages integrated AMD FreeSync Technology over HDMI functionality to synchronize the screen's 144 Hz refresh rate with users' AMD graphics cards. This connectivity minimizes image tearing, input latency and stutter that can disrupt gameplay and escalate visual fatigue.

Optimized Gaming Experience

Samsung has equipped the CFG70 with a range of user-friendly gaming UX that drives more convenient and easily-accessible game management. The CFG70 includes a dedicated gaming interface with an intuitive settings dashboard to better allow gamers to easily modify and personalize their gameplay settings with a series of front and back of the display hotkeys.  

To further inspire gamer immersion and bring out the best in even the most complex game designs, including compatibility with the FPS, RTS, RPG and AOS genres, the CFG70 monitor undergoes pre-shipment factory calibration. This process optimizes settings, including contrast ratios, black gamma levels for enhanced brightness and white balance levels for temperature management, providing factory presets for each of these gaming genres. The gaming UX also allows each gamer to tweak any of these settings to meet their gameplay picture preferences.

Comfortable and Immersive Viewing with the Curved Design

The CFG70's "Super Arena" design features a 1,800R curvature and a 178-degree ultra-wide viewing angle, formatted to match the natural curve of the human eye. Sound-interactive LED lighting further creates a lifelike presentation and keeps users focused during the most paramount moments.

The new curved CFG70 gaming monitor is now available at major Canadian retailers.

About Samsung Electronics Canada

Samsung Electronics Canada inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras and digital appliances. In 2016, Samsung was ranked in the top 10 most influential and reputable brands in Canada, based on studies by Ipsos Reid & Leger. Committed to helping Canadians live connected and make a difference, its Samsung Hope for Children corporate giving program supports children's education, sustainability and health-related issues in communities across the country.

To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

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About the Canadian League of Gamers and Northern Arena

In 2015, Greg Spievak and Carl-Edwin Michel launched the Canadian League of Gamers as a world-class venture for video game players, fans, sponsors and broadcasters in the growing eSports market in Canada. The league hosts finals and qualifiers across the country throughout the year, including the nation's largest live and streamed eSports events. The goal is to bring professional and non-professional gamers together in an official league that offers a structured, professionally managed and credible platform to promote eSports in North America and throughout the world.

SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada

For further information: For further media information, please contact: Hannah Korsunsky, North Strategic (for Samsung Canada), hannah.korsunsky@northstrategic.com

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