Philips’ curved 49-inch monitor is getting a UHD upgrade for its US debut

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Philips announced that it will bring the 49-inch curved 492P8 Curilliance monitor to the United States in the fourth quarter of 2018, with an improved QHD display. It's not the first 49-inch curved computer monitor (that honor goes for Samsung CHG90, released last year), but with a 5120 x 1440 screen, it's the highest resolution we've seen in a 32: 9 format.
The Brilliance 492P8 was originally announced at IFA last summer with a more pedestrian 3840 x 1080 screen, similar to the Samsung CHG90, but it seems that Philips has decided to raise the bet for the debut of the Brilliance 492P8 in the United States.
Philips seems to focus the Brilliance 492P8 on productivity, instead of playing; there is no mention of support for AMD FreeSync or Nvidia G-Sync, nor the response time nor the update frequency. Philips offers some information about the specs, promising an 1800R curvature, brightness of up to 600 nits and a contrast ratio of up to 5000: 1. Port selection is also promising, with DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-C, VGA, USB 3.0 and compatible Ethernet.
Still nothing is known about the price or the exact launch date, but it is expected to pay an extra large price for the large screen when it is released at some point at the end of the year.


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