In August 2022, Corsair unveiled the first bendable Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 OLED gaming monitor at Gamescom. At the time of its unveiling, there was no information provided about its price or the specific date of its release. However, it is now available for pre-order in the UK through Amazon.
This new Corsair Flex OLED monitor is the world’s first gaming monitor with an OLED display that can be bent, allowing the large 45-inch monitor to be positioned either flat or curved.
The Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 is a novel addition to the gaming monitor market. There has never been a gaming monitor with a flexible, variable bendable W-OLED display and these performance specifications. Currently, available gaming monitors have a rigid, non-flexible curved panels. Corsair surprisingly presented this world first at Gamescom 2022, in collaboration with LG Display, who developed the bendable W-OLED technology.
The 45-inch W-OLED panel from LG Display has an aspect ratio of 21:9 in the revolutionary Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 OLED gaming monitor and can be flexibly bent to a curvature value of just 800R (0.8m). This allows gamers to set the Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 completely flat for strategy games or everyday applications, or adjust it to an extreme 800R curvature for simulations and shooters. This is a true innovation in gaming displays.
The technical specifications of the world’s first gaming monitor with a bendable display are impressive. The Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 boasts a native resolution of 3,440 x 1,440 pixels on a 45-inch display. LG Display supplied the W-OLED with a special, anti-glare coating that is said to be particularly effective in reducing glare and reflections.
The LG W-OLED display in the Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 delivers a peak brightness of up to 1000 cd/m² with a contrast ratio of 1,350,000:1. The GtG (gray-to-gray) response time is a record-breaking 0.03 ms, with a pixel on-off time of 0.01 ms, and a refresh rate of up to 240 Hz. Additionally, the Corsair Flex OLED monitor is equipped with compatibility with both Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium technologies.
To protect the OLED, the Xeneon Flex also has advanced burn-in protection that works both when the device is on and off, ensuring a pristine image even after intensive use of the user interface or operating system. Corsair provides a three-year zero burn-in, zero dead pixel warranty for the Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240, so customers do not have to worry about burn-in or dead pixels.
Price and release date
The Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 OLED gaming monitor is now available for pre-order in the UK through Amazon.co.uk for £2,099.99 and is set to be released on February 7, 2023.
Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 specifications
- Display: 45-inch Bendable OLED panel
- Curvature: 800R (after bend)
- Resolution: 3440×1440
- Aspect Ratio: 21:9
- Refresh Rate: 240Hz
- Response Time: 0.03ms (GtG )
- Color Gamut: 100% (sRGB), 98.5% (DCI-P3)
- Brightness: 1,000nit (HDR)
- Static Contrast Ratio: 1,500,000:1
- Display Colors: 1.07B (10-bit RGB)
- Features: HDR10, AMD FreeSync Premium, NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible, Flicker Free, Low Blue Light
- Ports: 2x HDMI 2.1, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x USB Type-C DP Alt-Mode
- AC Adapter 240W
- Stand: Tilt (22 degrees)
Dell recently introduced the QD-OLED gaming monitor, Alienware AW3423DWF, which is available for £879.99. The monitor features a 34-inch QD OLED screen with a resolution of 3440 x 1440, a 21:9 aspect ratio, and a 1800R curvature. It is said to cover 99.3% of the DCI-P3 color space and has a peak brightness of 1000 nits.