Philips has announced a new HDMI 2.1 display called the Philips Momentum. Developed in collaboration with Microsoft’s Xbox team, Philips’ new Momentum monitor is the world’s first Designed for Xbox console gaming display that’s “validated to deliver the optimal Xbox Series X visual performance the moment you plug it in.” The Philips Momentum monitor features a 55-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) 120 Hz panel that supports variable refresh rate, DisplayHDR 1000 certification for peak brightness levels of up to 1,000 nits, and a special Xbox Game Mode that provides a specially tuned picture quality for Xbox games. Philips didn’t clarify how many HDMI 2.1 ports the Momentum has in its press release, but the monitor will be available this summer for $1,599.
Unlike televisions, Philips Momentum gaming monitors are built for console gaming, with low latency and low lag as priorities to provide a much smoother, more realistic gaming experience. The series’ low input lag is a great advantage when playing twitch-sensitive video games, allowing the input to register on the screen faster. The flagship 55” Philips Momentum (559M1RYV) will include a specially designed speaker enclosure from the engineers at Bowers & Wilkins, the British loudspeaker company globally renowned for their innovative designs and sound engineering, that completes the experience.