OnePlus officially announces the arrival of its 120 Hz Fluid Display with 4,096 levels of auto brightness control
Leaks so far have indicated that the upcoming OnePlus 8 Pro will have a 120 Hz display and today, we get to hear the same straight from the horse's mouth. The upcoming OnePlus device will definitely sport a 120 Hz refresh rate display although, the company didn't explicitly mention the name or model of the phone.
In the words of OnePlus CEO Pete Lau,
We believe that the smoothest smartphone display must also be able to deliver a superior visual quality and viewing comfort. We’re sure that OnePlus's new 120Hz Fluid Display will be the best you’ll lay eyes on in 2020.“
From what we know so far, the OnePlus 8 Pro will be one to use the QHD+ 120 Hz Fluid Display while the vanilla OnePlus 8 will continue to the sport the FHD+ 90 Hz display found in the OnePlus 7T. The new AMOLED display is being made in collaboration with Samsung and has a peak brightness of 1000 nits with a 240 Hz touch sampling rate.
OnePlus also said that the new display incorporates a slew of technologies including Motion Estimation and Motion Compensation (MEMC) technology usually found in modern TVs for smoother video playback, QHD+ resolution, 10-bit HDR, a high level of color accuracy (0.8 JNCD rating), and a 4,096-level automatic brightness control that is 4x that of average Android flagships (for perspective, the OnePlus 7 Pro features 1,024 levels of auto brightness control).
Smartphones with high refresh rates, made popular by the OnePlus 7 Pro and gaming smartphones such as the Asus ROG Phone 2, are being increasingly preferred among buyers thanks to the smooth scrolling experience and overall better visuals compared to conventional displays. A high refresh rate does drain the battery, but OEMs have been able to dynamically switch refresh rates based on user interaction to maximize battery life.
OnePlus Press Release