Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Samsung Electronics Nabs First Place in Gaming Monitor Market
Monitors for Gamers
Samsung Electronics Nabs First Place in Gaming Monitor Market
  • By Michael Herh
  • October 10, 2019, 12:28
Share articles

Gamers play with Samsung Electronics' curved gaming monitor “CRG5” at the PUBG2019 Battleground Tournament which is held from in Berlin, Germany from Oct. 6-20.

Samsung Electronics nabbed first place in the global gaming monitor market (scan rate of 100 Hz or higher) in the first half of this year with a market share of 17.9 percent, up 5.0 percentage points from the same period last year, market research firm IDC said on Oct. 9. The company took first place in less than four years since it launched its first gaming monitor in 2016.

In particular, in the high resolution (QHD, 2560 x 1440 and above) and curved gaming monitor segments, the company doubled its gap with the second-placed company by recording a more than 30 percent share in the first half of this year.

In particular, the CRG5 Gaming Monitor launched this year features 240 Hz rapid curve technology and a curved screen with 1500R curvature. The CRG 49 Monitor picked up the Best of Innovation Award at CES 2019, the world's largest consumer electronics exhibition held earlier this year. The world’s first dual QHD gaming monitor is enjoying immense popularity among gamers even though it is a pricey model loaded with a wide angle panel with 1800R curvature.

The gaming monitor market was about 5 million units in 2018, but is expected to more than double to 10 million units by 2023, IDC forecasts.