Philips has introduced an uber-wide 32:9 monitor with a 49″ VA panel diagonal. Philips is using the same panel that Samsung is using on their CH90, DFHD (Double Full HD) monitor. But Philips removed some the technologies like QLED technology and AMD’s FreeSync 2 technology to make it more affordable and reached a sub $1,100 price-tag.

The Philips 492P8 monitor features an ultra-wide aspect ratio with its 32:9 ratio with 3840 x 1080p resolution and 1800R curvature. Though this is a new resolution, so not many games will support it support that out-of-the-box currently. Other technical specification includes a maximum 600 cd/m² brightness, and contrast at up to 5000:1. Connectivity-wise, the Philips 492P8 features 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, 1x USB Type-C input, 1x D-Sub connector, as well as built-in dual-port USB 3.0 and an Ethernet hub (the USB-C acts like an upstream port). 2x 3.5-mm audio connectors for headphones and a microphone.

Philips is expecting to bring the 492P8 to the market sometime in Q2 next year and intends to sell the unit for about $1,077. However, the time between now and launch, both price and specifications may change when it became available to buy.

Philips 492P8 Ultra-Wide 49″ Display
Panel 49″ VA
Native Resolution 3840 × 1080
Maximum Refresh Rate unknown
Response Time unknown
Brightness up to 600 cd/m² (?)
Contrast up to 5000:1 (?)
Backlighting LED
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1800R
Aspect Ratio 32:9 (3.56:1)
Color Gamut sRGB
Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech unknown
Pixel Pitch 0.312 mm²
Pixel Density 81.41 PPI
Inputs 1 × DP
1 × D-Sub
2 × HDMI
Audio 3.5 mm input and output
USB Hub 2 × USB 3.0 Type-A connectors
Ethernet 1 GbE port
MSRP €899/$1077 (preliminary)