Curved or Flat? Corsair's new XENEON FLEX OLED monitor can be both!


Curved or Flat? Corsair's new XENEON FLEX OLED monitor can be both!

Corsair's bringing some much needed flexibility to the gaming monitor market  

Let's face it, the monitor market can be a boring place. Typically, the only interesting aspects of a monitor are is display type, resolution, refresh rate and its input/output options. In recent years, variable refresh rate (VRR) technologies, screen curvature, and HDR support have added more variables into the mix, but it's unusual for a monitor to deliver something that is unique and fresh. That's what Corsair has done today with their new XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240 OLED Gaming Monitor. 

The key feature of Corsair's XENEON FLEX is the fact that it is both a flat panel monitor and a curved monitor. Users can choose whether they want their screen to be flat or curved, offering gamers up to an 800R curvature for gaming and flat panel support for productivity workloads. The XENEON FLEX gives users the best of both worlds, making it a game-changing product for some users. 

Aside from the screen's signature FLEX technology, the XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240 is a 45-inch, 21:9, 3440x1440 OLED gaming monitor, a mix of technologies that is currently unique to Corsair's XENEON lineup. The fact that this monitor uses an OLED panel guarantees deep black levels and excellent response times, with the screen's 240Hz adding some extra oomph into the mix. Right now, this is the only 240Hz OLED monitor that we know of. 

With its self-lit OLED display, Corsair promises peak brightness levels of 1,000 nits, a 1,350,000:1 contrast ratio, and rapid 0.03ms GtG response times, and 0.1ms pixel on/off times. On top of this, the XENEON FLEX OLED is both Nvidia G-Sync Compatible, and AMD FreeSync Premium compliant. Corsair has also integrated anti-burn-in technologies into this monitor and will sell this display with a 3-year Zero Burn-in warranty and Zero Dead Pixel warranty.

With their XENEON FLEX, Corsair is bringing innovation to the display market. We look forward to hearing more about the XENEON FLEX later this year.  

Press Release - Set The Curve & Change the Game CORSAIR Reveals Revolutionary 45in Bendable OLED Gaming Monitor

CORSAIR® (NASDAQ: CRSR), a world leader in enthusiast components for gamers, creators, and PC builders, today revealed the new XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240 OLED Gaming Monitor, a flagship bendable gaming monitor created in close partnership with LG Display. Boasting the latest in W-OLED technology, the XENEON FLEX OLED offers phenomenal image quality, excellent black levels and response times, with the ability for enthusiasts to manually adjust the curvature of its 45in 21:9 aspect ratio panel.

From fully flat for strategy or productivity applications, to an immersive 800R curve for simulations and shooter games, and anywhere in between, users can adjust the display to match their content in seconds. Combined with cutting edge gaming panel performance, the XENEON FLEX OLED is a true game changer for performance gaming monitors.

Curved or Flat? Corsair's new XENEON FLEX OLED monitor can be both!

XENEON FLEX OLED’s 45in screen and 3,440x1440 resolution (21:9 aspect ratio), offers a stunning cinematic display experience that’s ideally suited whether you’re gaming, working or enjoying a movie. This combination of screen size and aspect ratio results in 20% more screen area than a 49in 32:9 ultrawide and 81% more screen area than a 34in 21:9 ultrawide. Finished with a specially formulated anti-reflective coating to reduce glare and reflections, XENEON FLEX OLED is built from the ground up to be an immersive gaming monitor, equipped with LG Display’s protective Low Blue Light technology to help reduce eye strain even when viewed all day.

With  LG W-OLED latest display technology, XENEON FLEX ’s self-lit OLED pixels deliver peak brightness up to 1000nit, with a 1,350,000:1 contrast ratio ensuring that images are as true to life and accurate as possible. A rapid 0.03ms GtG response time, 0.01ms Pixel on/off time and up to 240Hz refresh rate all-but eliminate motion blur, creating a no-compromise gaming experience that’s fully compatible with both NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync Premium adaptive sync standards.

To help protect the display, XENEON FLEX OLED boasts a sophisticated burn-in prevention system which operates when both powered on, and when switched off, to ensure a flawless image even after extended UI or OS use, all backed by a three-year Zero Burn in and Zero Dead Pixel Warranty.

“We challenged ourselves to create a game-changing display that delivers an incredible and customizable experience, and I think we’ve achieved that goal and more,” Said Dennis Jackson, Senior Director of Systems Product Management & Marketing and CORSAIR. “With the help of LG Display, XENEON OLED FLEX is the beginning of a whole new class of gaming monitor, with the performance and literal flexibility to exceed the needs of even the most discerning gamers.”

“CORSAIR is a fantastic partner with which to bring flexible W-OLED displays to gamers,” Said Mina Lee, Gaming Strategy & Marketing Team Leader at LG Display. “We can’t wait to put this new class of gaming display in the hands of PC enthusiasts.”


The XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240 OLED Gaming Monitor will be demonstrated live at Gamescom 2022 this week, with further details of launch, availability and final specifications coming later in 2022.

More information about Corsair's XENEON FLEX FLEX 45WQHD240 OLED Gaming Monitor is available on Corsair's website.

You can join the discussion on Corsair's new XENEON FLEX OLED Gaming Monitor on the OC3D Forums.

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Most Recent Comments

25-08-2022, 10:09:59

The size is what is more impressive than the bending. 21:9 at 34" is kinda ok but 38" or more with 1440p is fantastic for every scenario. Productivity and gaming. Because on 4k you can't get as high refresh rates as you could on 3440x1440. And it is OLED so you can set it to 2560x1440 and not have glowing black bars on the sides. And then you can actually use 240Hz.Quote

25-08-2022, 13:18:08

I can see the bendable feature being the cause of a lot of RMA's and as it's OLED and has Corsair branding it's going to be stupidly over priced.

Personally would prefer a nice 32" 4K high refresh rate panel IF they existed for decent prices.Quote

25-08-2022, 15:56:53

Those specs scream to good to be trueQuote

25-08-2022, 17:22:52

Saw it on Bitwit earlier. Not sold. I bet it will cost a fortune and TBH? you either want one or the other as he said, so what's the point?

There are clearly two camps. Curved and not curved. So why bother with the gimmick when you can choose and pay a lot less?

The curve is impressive yes, but I am pretty sure if this can curve to 800 then monitors will all soon be able to do that any way.Quote

26-08-2022, 14:30:24

Damien c
The idea is good, but I don't trust it to last long enough for the Warranty to expire.

Like Asus the quality of Corsair's products for me has gone downhill in the last 3 years to the point, now I am not buying anything from Corsair other than Cases and maybe a PSU.Quote

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