Some interesting news coming from Samsung. Late last year they introduced a 24" and 27" 1080p VA panel monitors that have 4-zone scanning back-lights at 144 Hz with an associated 1ms MPRT. The scanning back-light allows the removal of a lot of cross-talk. This is due to the back-light scan following the pixel transitions appropriately. ULMB flashes the back-light all at once, allowing cross-talk. Samsung was also able to accomplish this whilst keeping the monitor fairly bright. ~250 nits. Typically a pretty large detractor of ULMB, which is mainly only usable at night due to it's ~110 nit maximum brightness.
The good news is that Samsung will be releasing 2560x1440 versions of this monitor sometime this year. They are also adding HDR support.
1. 27 and 31.5" versions.
2. VA panel with 3000:1 contrast.
5. 144 Hz refresh rate.
7. 1ms MPRT 4-zone scanning back-light.
8. 125% sRGB Quantum Dot color.
9. Both FreeSync and G-Sync models.
10. Brightness whilst strobing should be 250+ nits.
This ticks a LOT of boxes as the ultimate gaming display for motion clarity. The only screen that may eclipse it this year would be the announced 4K 144 Hz FALD G-Sync displays. Although, it will be seen if they do some crazy cool stuff with that FALD back-light or if they just full back-light strobe it in ULMB like every other G-Sync monitor. That would be a waste!