55-inch 4K panel with Android TV on the new Gigabyte S55U gaming monitor
Gigabyte has unveiled a curious 55-inch monitor equipped with a panel VA Quantum Dot with 4K resolution. However, what makes it more striking is that it includes Google’s mobile operating system, Android in its version for Smart TVs.
The Gigabyte S55U promises a maximum peak brightness of 1,500 cd/m² with HDR, although the maximum SDR brightness is 500 cd/m², in both cases quite high figures. It uses a FALD / Full Array LED) backlighting system with a matrix of LEDs distributed in 132 zones. Its VA panel with QD achieves a native contrast of 5000:1.
As for the refresh rate, we have 120 Hz along with a response time of 2 to 5 ms. It has a color coverage of 96% of the DCI-P3 gamut and supports 10-bit for HDR. The Gigabyte S55U seems to be quite focused on consoles rather than PCs, the inclusion of two HDMI 2.1 allows it to offer technologies such as VRR in this type of device. It also offers two HDMI 2.0, but does not have display port. It is combined with Gigabyte’s gaming technologies, such as the aiming stabilizer, black equalizer to enhance the black color, crosshairs on the screen or a six-axis color control system.
In addition, by having Android TV, it also works as a center, multimedia or Smart TV, with access to Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube and all the apps and services of the platform. It is controlled with its own controller. At the moment there are no details about its price.