Philips Launches Envia 48.9-Inch 240Hz OLED Gaming Monitor

Philips Evnia 49M2C8900
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Today, Philips launched the Evnia 49M2C8900. This monitor is the newest addition to the Evina 8000 gaming monitor series. It promises a host of features such as a 48.9-inch 32:9 aspect ratio QD-OLED display, a 240 Hz refresh rate, a response time of 0.03 ms GtG, a built-in 30W DTS speaker system, and immersive Ambiglow surround lighting.

Philips characterizes the Evnia 49M2C8900 as a premium gaming monitor but says it is also an excellent display for work. It backs up its statement by highlighting its comprehensive USB-C docking station, which offers 90W power delivery, the integrated KVM switch, a VESA mounting option, and included ergonomic stand. Users with their eyes glued to the screen for extended periods will also benefit from OLED's true blacks and a LowBlue mode.

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Gaming is, of course, where the Evnia 49M2C8900 excels. Its resolution of Double-QHD (5210x1440) delivers plenty of detail (remember to buy one of the best graphics cards for gaming). Gamers will appreciate the 240 Hz refresh rate, a response time of 0.03 ms GtG, and VESA ClearMR (Clear Motion Ratio) 13000 certification to ensure blur-free gaming.

Helping provide a good overall and integrated immersive experience, this 1800R curved Evnia also features built-in DTS Sound with 30 W output (via 4x 7.5W speakers). Ambiglow lighting is also built-in to extend the on-screen action to the surrounding periphery.

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The display's great color stats will benefit both games and more serious work. Philips says the true 10-bit QD-OLED panel used is certified for DisplayHDR True Black 400, and offers up to 450 nits peak brightness. The monitor's color gamut covers 99% DCI-P3, equivalent to 153.1% sRGB. Factory calibrated, users should find the display's sRGB mode offers a <2 delta E.

Connectivity is provided by the monitor's 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.1, 1x USB type-C (with DP-Alt mode, and 90W power delivery), and an audio jack. The aforementioned USB-C hub provides four USB data ports.

Philips mentions mid-September availability for the Philips Evnia 49M2C8900. We don't have US pricing yet, but the UK MSRP is £1,650, and buyers in mainland Europe will be asked to spend €1,950. Depending on the finalized price and test performance, the Evnia 49M2C8900 might find a place in our Best Ultrawide Gaming Monitors 2023 feature.

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Samsung's Cheaper Challenger (Same Panel)

If you like the look of the above monitor, you might also be tempted by the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9 DQHD gaming monitor, now available for $1,799 at Best Buy. Both monitors are based upon the same Samsung QD-OLED panel; however, the Evnia's supporting features like DTS Sound and Ambiglow might give it the edge.

Mark Tyson
Freelance News Writer

Mark Tyson is a Freelance News Writer at Tom's Hardware US. He enjoys covering the full breadth of PC tech; from business and semiconductor design to products approaching the edge of reason.

  • gg83
    Why don't we see any sony oled gaming monitors? I feel like sony oled tvs look better than Samsung oleds.
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  • wawaplanets
    gg83 said:
    Why don't we see any sony oled gaming monitors? I feel like sony oled tvs look better than Samsung oleds.
    Samsung and LG is better than Sony. Sony is also practically an LG.
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  • jaydenmiller1
    I'm still waiting for a 27 inch 1440p OLED monitor at or under $500.
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  • darcnes
    Admin said:
    Double-QHD (5210x1440)

    This should be 5120, ie. 2560x2.
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  • OneMoreUser
    wawaplanets said:
    Samsung and LG is better than Sony. Sony is also practically an LG.
    Is that so. It seems you're missing there is multiple LG divisions and the one that makes the panels doesn't make the TV's.
    Sony may be using LG panels, but the picture processing is their own and for input handling they are not using what LG is using either - if it was then Sony would not only have two HDMI inputs able to do full HDMI 2.1.
    Audio is also different, like for example it is only Sony that uses the panels them self as speaker surface and I also don't think LG's TV's can act as center channel in a surround setup .
    So I wonder what makes you suggest Sony and LG are practically the same?
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  • OneMoreUser
    I like the size, except for productivity it needs to really have more pixels vertically or at the very least 2160 of them.
    Ideally you want to be able to do 4K content and have pixels to spare both horizontal and vertically, since then you can have the full resolution of what you're working with and room for the tools as well.
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  • TheOtherOne
    OneMoreUser said:
    Is that so. It seems you're missing there is multiple LG divisions and the one that makes the panels doesn't make the TV's.
    Sony may be using LG panels, but the picture processing is their own and for input handling they are not using what LG is using either - if it was then Sony would not only have two HDMI inputs able to do full HDMI 2.1.
    Audio is also different, like for example it is only Sony that uses the panels them self as speaker surface and I also don't think LG's TV's can act as center channel in a surround setup .
    So I wonder what makes you suggest Sony and LG are practically the same?
    I am assuming the reason why Sony is using LG's panels is because of the patents?

    Isn't LG the only one that can produce OLED panels since they hold the Tech patents for that and every other manufacturer has to buy the panels from them and then add their own features/options for display, connectivity etc...
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  • oofdragon
    I thought it was a 4K when I read the headline 😭

    It got me like Philips did what?? 48", 240Hz, OLED, curved?? Philips????

    And then it is just like the Samsung G9 OLED............. c'mon bro

    The ultimate monitor for me is something like a curved dual 40"(around 72" suw) with half 8K resolution, OLED, and make it 240Hz (but even 120Hz is ok). While this one doesn't exist the alternative is a 77 inch 8K TV that you just cap half of the screen and make do with the flat surface, but at what price ..... and then there is this smaller 49" version, as well as the upcoming 59". Ok well... The 49" is more than good enough anyways. I don't see the point for the 59' as the resolution won't scale and you just lose fps in trade of nothing and being reistic running dual 4K is harsh even for the 4090. Personally Im going the TV route for now as 4K also doubles as 3840x1440 so I have both worlds ... but one day!! 72" 7680x2160 😍
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  • thisisaname
    Can any GPU run a modern game at 240 fps @ 5210x1440?
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  • drivinfast247
    gg83 said:
    Why don't we see any sony oled gaming monitors? I feel like sony oled tvs look better than Samsung oleds.
    Sony video motion processing is better. But that's of no use with gaming. And the panels are made by Samsung or LG.
    Reply