EIZO this week expanded the availability of its 21.6-inch 4K OLED Foris Nova display. The display was originally launched back in October as a limited-edition product for the Japanese market. Overall, just 500 units were to be made from that production run. However it would seem that EIZO has modified their plans since then, as according to a press release issued by EIZO China, the Foris Nova is now available globally.

The EIZO Foris Nova uses a 21.6-inch printed OLED panel with a 3840×2160 resolution. 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 the HDR10 and HLG HDR formats. As for connectivity, the Foris Nova connects to hosts using two HDMI 2.0 inputs, it also has 1 W stereo speakers, one headphone output, and one line out.

EIZO is officially positioning the Foris Nova as a personal entertainment display, though its support for HLG and BT.2020 color gamut makes it handy in professional use cases as well.

Meanwhile, the company's plans to expand the availability of the monitor are a bit odd. As previously noted, when EIZO first announced the monitor they stated they would only make 500 units; but they've yet to actually announce a change to this cap (the official EIZO website still says '500 units' to be made). None the less, the monitor is set to become available to a much larger audience, with the global launch making it available in China and beyond.

EIZO Foris Nova Specifications
  Foris Nova
Panel 21.6" OLED
Native Resolution 3840 × 2160
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time 0.04 ms (black-white-black)
Brightness minimum: 0.0005 cd/m²
typical: 132 cd/m²
maximum: 330 cd/m²
Contrast 1,000,000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Pixel Pitch 0.1245 mm²
Pixel Density 204 ppi
Display Colors 1.07 billion
Color Gamut Support DCI-P3: ?
sRGB/Rec 709: ?
Adobe RGB: ?
SMPTE C: ?
Rec2020: 80%
Stand Tilt and height adjustable
Inputs 2 × HDMI (2.0a? 2.0b?)
PSU External
Global Price & Date Q2 2019

The worldwide release of EIZO’s Foris Nova monitor could be a good news for the manufacturer of its 21.6-inch printed OLED panel, JOLED (a division of Japan Display Inc., JDI). Expanded availability of the product could indicate that JOLED has started volume production of its 21.6-inch 4K printed OLED panels, which is why EIZO can now expand availability to China and other markets.

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Source: EIZO China (via Sina Tech, OLED-Info)

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  • Oxford Guy - Friday, March 27, 2020 - link

    Also, lutein is fat soluble so you need to have a bit of oil with it to absorb it. Reply
  • imaheadcase - Friday, March 27, 2020 - link

    If you want to take lutien, each a green veggie. Congrats you are now a healthy adult that does not need to speed a fortune on useless vitamin supplements. Reply
  • Oxford Guy - Friday, March 27, 2020 - link

    A fortune? Hardly.

    Useless? Nope.

    Also, lutein is not technically a vitamin.
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  • melgross - Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - link

    Useless? Yes, basically. I’d love to see some scientific evidence based on actual control based studies showing that any of this works. So far, there are none. Just eat a healthy diet, and you’ll be fine. During WWII, the British gave their bomber crews lot of carrots because that was supposed to help night vision, according to the advocates. What they found was that while their skin turned orange, their night vision was no better. Typical. Reply
  • imaheadcase - Friday, March 27, 2020 - link

    No you shouldn't be taking those. If you are a normal healthy person you already get enough of that, same with all vitamins being sold. Unless you have age related macular degeneration taking Lutein can actually be harmful in long term.

    Here is a refresher on which vitamins that are worth taking..the ONLY ones that have been proven to be effective.. Fish Oil, Vitamin D, and Zinc. Those are the only ones that have had actual science backing on being effective, IF you need them. Vitamin D is based on user of course.

    The rest of the vitamins you see in stores are %100 useless.

    "Also, people should take a lutein supplement or eat red-flowered marigold petals. It really does improve one's visual contrast."
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  • Oxford Guy - Friday, March 27, 2020 - link

    "Unless you have age related macular degeneration taking Lutein can actually be harmful in long term."

    Citation needed.

    "Fish Oil, Vitamin D, and Zinc. Those are the only ones that have had actual science backing on being effective, IF you need them. Vitamin D is based on user of course. The rest of the vitamins you see in stores are %100 useless."

    Citation needed.
    Reply
  • Spunjji - Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - link

    Dude, go get your own citations for it being useful. What he said about fish oil, vitamin D and zinc is now pretty common knowledge: other vitamin supplements are only of any use if you already have a deficiency in those areas. If you have even the most moderately balanced diet then you'll get everything you need already, and the supplements aren't even proven to be absorbed the same way vitamins in food are. Reply
  • melgross - Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - link

    This is made as an entertainment display. For video, you need at least 600 nits to even approach modern high contrast video. That needs at least 700 nits. Pro displays such as Apple’s go to 1600 nits. Other more expensive displays can hit 1800.

    This is like old OLED displays that lagged well behind good LCD displays in brightness.
    Reply
  • Retycint - Friday, March 27, 2020 - link

    300 nits is more than enough for indoor use, really. I have a 300 nits Windows laptop and I don't think I've ever thought "I wish this screen was brighter" Reply
  • Valantar - Friday, March 27, 2020 - link

    300 nits is _peak_ brightness, likely limited to a small area for a short amount of time (when displaying HDR images). Typical brightness is the sustained brightness level of the entire panel. And 132 nits will look dim in any moderately lit indoor setting. Reply

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