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OnePlus 8 Pro may have a 120Hz display

Image via Max J.
Image via Max J.
A new rumor claims that the OnePlus 8 Pro will feature a 120Hz display. While this rumor comes seemingly out of left field, it's not out of the question for OnePlus to continue to push high-refresh rate displays in its handsets. Considering the success of the OnePlus 7 Pro's 90Hz panel, a 120Hz display may give the OnePlus 8 Pro the edge it needs over the competition.
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High-refresh rate displays are the latest craze in the smartphone world. Once relegated to gaming-focused smartphones, the OnePlus 7 Pro and Google Pixel 4 have pushed high-refresh rates into the mainstream with 90Hz screens. However, OnePlus may push even further next year with the OnePlus 8 Pro; a new rumor claims the handset will feature a 120Hz display.

One huge disclaimer before we continue: this rumor comes from one tipster who claims to have inside sources. Max J., a self-proclaimed “industrial leaker,” posted a tweet yesterday of an image of the phrase “120 Hz” with the caption “Be a ‘pro.’”

There is little context to this tweet, and we have yet to see any other rumors or leaks to corroborate this statement. However, OnePlus routinely puts at least a few high-end features in its aggressively-priced handsets, so a 120Hz AMOLED panel isn’t out of the question. Samsung is rumored to put a 90Hz panel in the upcoming Galaxy S11; OnePlus may use a 120Hz display to keep its phone competitive. 

If this rumor turns out to be true, there is one thing that would be certain: the OnePlus 8 Pro would bring another price hike for a OnePlus flagship. 120Hz panels are not cheap, and OnePlus usually sells its phones at razor-thin margins.

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I've been a computer geek my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a database administrator. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news and reviews. I've also written for other outlets including UltrabookReview and GeeksWorldWide, focusing on consumer guidance and video gaming. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not writing on electronics or tinkering with a device, I'm either outside with my family, enjoying a decade-old video game, or playing drums or piano.
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Sam Medley, 2019-11- 8 (Update: 2019-11- 8)