ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ: 48-inch OLED gaming monitor introduced for US$1,499
ASUS has unveiled the ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ at Gamescom 2022, one of many gaming monitors that the company has presented today. Billed as a larger alternative to the ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ, the ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ appears to share many specifications with the LG UltraGear 48GQ900, a monitor that LG already sells in multiple markets.
Accordingly, the ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ is a 4K gaming monitor with a 138 Hz refresh rate when overclocked. If the ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ uses the same panel as the LG UltraGear 48GQ900, it will also deliver 98.5% DCI-P3 colour space coverage, a 120 Hz stock refresh rate, 0.1 ms GtG response times and HDR10 support. ASUS adds that the ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ features a 'custom heatsink' too, allegedly for up to 8% reduced operating temperatures compared to other ASUS ROG monitors that lack a dedicated heatsink.
Theoretically, the inclusion of a heatsink will preserve OLED performance and increase the panel's overall longevity. ASUS has not provided any details on how much longer people should expect the ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ to last than other ROG monitors, though. Mirroring the ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ, the ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ features ASUS' 'special anti-glare micro-texture coating' to minimise distractions when gaming. Similarly, the ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ has an optional uniform brightness setting that ASUS has designed to reduce eyestrain when gaming or working.
Furthermore, ASUS has confirmed that the ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ has DisplayPort 1.4 (with DSC), HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 2.1 video outputs. Based on the LG UltraGear 48GQ900, the ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ will come with one DisplayPort connection and three HDMI ports, plus three USB Type-A ports. The ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ has a tripod socket on the top part of its chassis too. The ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ will be available in 'late Q3' for US$1,499, but only in North America. Unfortunately, ASUS has not confirmed availability in other markets yet.