EIZO this week expanded the availability of its 21.6-inch 4K Foris Nova OLED display. The display was originally launched in October as a limited edition product for the Japanese market. Altogether, only 500 units had to be made from that production cycle. However, it appears that EIZO has changed its plans since then, as according to a press release published by EIZO China, the Foris Nova is now available globally.
EIZO Foris Nova uses a 21.6-inch printed OLED panel with a resolution of 3840 × 2160. The display offers a typical / peak brightness range of 132 – 330 nits, a contrast ratio of 1,000,000: 1 and a black-white-black response time of 0.04 ms. The monitor can display 1.07 billion colors, covers 80% of the BT.2020 color space and supports HDR10 and HLG HDR formats. As for connectivity, Foris Nova connects to the hosts via two HDMI 2.0 inputs, it also has 1 W stereo speakers, a headphone output and a line output.
EIZO is officially positioning Foris Nova as a personal entertainment display, although its support for the HLG and BT.2020 color gamut also makes it useful in professional use cases.
Meanwhile, the company’s plans to expand monitor availability are somewhat odd. As noted earlier, when EIZO first announced the monitor it said it would only produce 500 units; but they have yet to announce a change to this limit (the EIZO official website still says “500 units” will be made). However, the monitor is slated to become available to a much larger audience, with the global launch making it available in China and beyond.
Specifications EIZO Foris Nova
3840 × 2160
Maximum refresh rate
0.04 ms (black-white-black)
minimum: 0.0005 cd / m²
typical: 132 cd / m²
maximum: 330 cd / m²
178 ° / 178 ° horizontal / vertical
Density of pixels
View the colors
Color gamut support
sRGB / Rec 709 😕
Adobe RGB 😕
SMPTE C 😕
Inclination and height adjustable
2 × HDMI (2.0a? 2.0b?)
Overall price and date
The worldwide release of EIZO’s Foris Nova monitor may be good news for the manufacturer of its 21.6-inch printed OLED panel, JOLED (a division of Japan Display Inc., JDI). Extended product availability may indicate that JOLED has started mass production of its 21.6-inch 4K printed OLED panels, which is why EIZO can now expand availability in China and other markets.
Source: EIZO China (via Sina Tech, OLED-Info)