Until now, when choosing a gaming monitor, you’ve had the option of choosing either a flat one, which can be used successfully for other productivity activities where curvature could negatively impact the image, or a permanently curved one. Corsair, however, offers a solution for those who want both types of displays in one, and this is made possible by OLED technology. Corsair Xeneon Flex is thus the first monitor that can be manually curved and then returned to its original flat shape.
Xeneon Flex can be transformed from a flat to a curved monitor
Although it doesn’t have a release date yet, Corsair has unveiled a prototype of the Xeneon Flex, which seems to be working quite well already. The monitor features an ultrawide OLED panel, produced by LG, with a 45″ diagonal and 3,440 x 1,440 resolution in 21:9 aspect ratio. Compared to other OLED screens on the market, this is one of the first to allow 240 Hz display for the lowest response time and extremely smooth video gaming. Brightness is also at a very high level, especially for an OLED screen, at 1,000 nits.
The curvature system of the monitor is the most interesting, however. It uses two hand grips on the sides, and you can pull them until you reach the desired curvature. You can also push the handles to straighten the monitor. Corsair’s Xeneon Flex doesn’t just have two curvature positions, however, with each user having the freedom to curve the screen to their liking at any curvature in between flat and a maximum of 800R.
Of course, being a high-end gaming display, it’s compatible with variable refresh rate technologies from NVIDIA and AMD (G-SYNC and FreeSync Premium), and benefits from a multitude of ports. We’re dealing with HDMI, Display-Port and USB-C ports on the back, as well as a USB hub with a headphone jack on the front for connecting accessories.
There’s currently no price for this monitor, but Corsair says it will be competitive with similarly capable alternatives on the market. Launch is expected sometime in late 2022 or even early 2023.