Philips 328P8K Preview: 8K Professional Monitor With USB-C

Philips 328P8K

Introduction

Philips has demonstrated its 8K monitor aimed at the high-end professionals at the IFA show in Berlin. Besides the cutting-edge 8K screen resolution, the Philips 328P8K will ensure flawless color accuracy by covering 100% of the Adobe RGB color gamut.

Philips also showcased the Philips 436M6VBPAB with 4K HDR screen and the Philips 492P8, a 49-inch ultra-wide curved display aimed at the professional multitaskers. There isn’t much information available about these two displays yet, but we will update the article as soon as there is.

Philips 328P8K vs Dell UP3218K

The Philips 328P8K will be the second 8K resolution monitor as Dell has had their model released for quite some time now, the Dell UP3218K. It’s not confirmed whether Philips’ display will also be based on the same 10-bit IPS panel by LG, though the specifications do suggest so.

While the Philips 328P8K covers 100% sRGB and 100% Adobe RGB, Dell additionally covers 98% DCI-P3 – Philips hasn’t yet revealed to what extent their model covers that color space. Although the HDR (High Dynamic Range) format is not supported, the Philips 328P8K can deliver 400 nit peak brightness which Philips fitly refers to as ‘HDR400’.

If the featured panel is, in fact, the same as Dell’s model, it will offer 6ms response time speed and 1,300:1 contrast ratio as well.

Connectivity

The Philips 328P8K IPS monitor will power up the stunning 7680×4320 screen resolution at 60Hz by utilizing two DisplayPort 1.3 cables thus avoiding the Display Stream Compression 1.2.

Other connectivity includes the USB-C port which can simultaneously stream content, transfer data, and charge compatible devices. Two 3W speakers will also be present as well as a webcam and extra USB 3.0 ports.

Price & Availability

The Philips 328P8K release date should be sometime in Q1 or Q2 2018 as there’s still a lot of fine-tuning to be done. The price of the Philips 328P8K monitor is unknown at the moment, but considering that the Dell UP3218K price has dropped from $5,000 to $3,900 even without a rivaling display, we can expect it to be somewhere along those lines.

Philips 328P8K Specifications
Screen Size31.5-inch
Resolution7680x4320
Panel TypeIPS
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Speakers2x3W
Ports2x DisplayPort 1.3,USB-C
Other PortsUSB 3.0
Brightness400 cd/m2

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