Philips' new Evnia gaming monitors go on sale

Mike Wheatley

Philips might be done with new TVs for the year, but it still has more to come in the gaming monitor department, where it has just unveiled the latest additions to its Evnia brand.


Philips first unveiled the Evnia 8000 series monitors towards the end of last year, saying that both will feature OLED displays and its unique Ambiglow backlight technology to ensure extremely realtics graphics and immerse gamers more deeply within the virtual environments they enter.

First up is the flagship Philips Evnia 42M2N8900 (pictured), which is a 42-inch 4K OLED display. The Amiglow technology is a monitor-friendly version of Philip’s legendary Ambilight mood enhancing backlight technology that appears on its TVs. The Evnia 8900 sports three-sided Ambiglow that it promises will add to the ambiance of the gaming environment.

The Evnia 8900 also boasts a True 10-bit 16:9 aspect ratio, with a peak brightness of 450 nits and a 148Hz refresh rate. The contrast ratio is said to be 1,500,000:1, and grey-to-grey response times are down to as low as 0.1 ms. The display also supports HDR10 and DTS surround sound, with a built-in KVM switch for those who need to plug in two devices, such as a PC and a games console.

As for the Evnia 34M2C8600, this is a 34-inch curved ultra-wide QD-OLED display, using Samsung Display’s take on OLED technology. It has a 21:9 aspect ratio and features four-sided Ambiglow, together with 175Hz refresh rates. It’s also DisplayHDR True Black 400 certified.

Philips’ Evnia lineup also includes the curved 34M2C7600MV WQHD display, plus a more conventional 27M2C5500W Quad HD monitor. Both of these are based on LCD display technology.

Philips said the Evnia 8000 series monitors are all available now, with the 42-inch 8900 said to cost £1,499 and the 34-inch 8600 retailing at £1,149. Philips also promised to introduce some additional accessories that are built to “enhance the abilities of Evnia monitors” in the second half of the year. More information about the new brand can be found on Philip’s website.