Philips Announces New QHD Version of Award-Winning 49" Curved Super-Wide Display


Originally announced at IFA, the 492P8 has been updated with a QHD resolution for U.S. markets, available in Q4

Last Updated: March 12, 2018 1:34 pm GMT
(Fremont, CA--March 12, 2018) Today EPI, the North American brand license partner for Philips monitors announced that its Philips Brilliance 49-inch 492P8 Curved Super-wide LCD display will be coming to U.S. markets with a new QHD display in Q4 of 2018.

This week, the display earned a 2018 iF Design Award. One of the most important design prizes in the world, iF Design Awards are hosted by the world’s oldest design association, iF International Form Design GmbH in Hannover. This award testifies to Philips’ commitment to combine increasingly advanced viewing experiences with design excellence.

The display features a 5120x1440 resolution VA panel with an 1800R curvature, up-to 600 nits brightness, up to 5000:1 contrast ratio and 178 degree viewing angles. This award-winning monitor’s frameless display is intended to be highly appreciated by users with multi-monitor configurations in finance, engineering, design, audio/video production and other industries who would gladly swap two displays for one super-wide. For connectivity, the monitor features DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-C, VGA, USB 3.0 and Ethernet.

iF Design Award with its 63-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, evaluated more than 6,400 candidates from 54 competing countries and praised the immersive design of this giant 49-inch display, which perfectly combines functionality with innovation.

“We are very excited and proud that our Brilliance 492P8 curved display has been recognized by iF Design Award jury. We take this as a confirmation of our outstanding capabilities in innovation and design and continue on our path to provide leading product innovations with dedicated design focus to the market,” says David Ray, Marketing Director for North America at EPI.

iF Design Award 2018
For over 60 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concepts. End of January, 63 international jurors judged 6,402 entries from 54 countries. After an exhausting yet exhilarating three-day examination and judging period, the jury has chosen the winning entries.

The design award night, during which the iF GOLD award winners were announced, took place yesterday 9 March at BMW Welt in Munich, Germany. All awarded entries have been featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg from today onwards.

For more information about iF Design Awards please visit

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Nothing affects your computing experience more than the monitor you see the world through. Envision Peripherals is the company bringing you Philips monitors and AOC monitors in North America. We are a subsidiary of TPV, the largest monitor manufacturer in the world, with over 60 years of manufacturing experience. The Philips monitor line offers customers in business, education, government, and in the home an unparalleled combination of smart innovation, vivid imagery and timeless style - all backed by an industry-leading four year advance replacement warranty. AOC's exciting Agon gaming monitors are the choice of many of the world's best gamers, and we are an official sponsor of Team Liquid. AOC also provides a rich lineup of quality monitors sold for everyday use by businesses, schools and home users. EPI has offices in Fremont (Corporate HQ) and Detroit. For more information, visit


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