Philips announces its first-ever OLED monitor for creative professionals

Mike Wheatley

Philips has announced its first-ever OLED display monitor, the 27-inch Philips Momentum 8000 with the promise of extremely accurate colour performance.


The company said the new display delivers “incredible colour accuracy” and a high contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 with up to 99.7% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut and a grey-to-grey response time of just 0.1 milliseconds. In addition, Philips claims the display hits up to 99.6% coverage of the Adobe RGB colour space, 119% NTSC and 150% sRGB relative coverage, meaning it has extremely wide colour accuracy for a range of professional use cases.

Connectivity is a strong point too, with the DisplayHDR True Black-certified monitor offering two HDMI 2.0 ports, one DisplayPort 1.4 slot, one USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, one USB Type-B and four USB 3.2 Type-A ports. In addition there’s a headphone jack that supports MultiView with PbP and KVM switches, Philips said.

The Philips Momentum 8000 also provides flexible power management capabilities that allow it to charge compatible devices that are plugged into it. In addition, the company says it is possible to watch high-resolution video and transfer data at high speeds while simultaneously powering and recharging compatible devices.

The display, which measures an actual 26.9 inches, delivers up to 250 nits of peak brightness in standard dynamic range with 178/178 viewing angles. However, the display can hit as high as 540 nits of brightness for HDR content, Philips said. That’s bright enough that users can expect no blooming or halos that are common on LCD displays.

Philips is targeting its first OLED monitor at creative professionals, which means it is unlikely to be a good prospect for gamers, despite being incredibly accurate in terms of colour and contrast.

The Philips Momentum 8000 OLED monitor will go on sale in Asia first, followed by the U.S., with a price tag of $1,060. Currently, the company has yet to say anything about a U.K. launch.