Speaking to us last week at CES, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that the corporation’s subsequent main phones — presumably the OnePlus eight — would characteristic screens with a refresh charge of 120Hz. Lau will not be one for subtlety, and claimed in a be aware to us despatched later that it might be “the perfect smartphone show in 2020.” Having not seen it, we clearly can’t say if that declares more than simply bombast.
OnePlus says that it labored with Samsung to develop the OLED display screen and that as well as it has carried out work on high of Android to enhance animations (particularly the core OS gestures) so that they’ll look smoother at 120Hz.
OnePlus additionally intends to make use of a customized MEMC (movement estimation/motion compensation) chip to insert further frames into movies to deliver them as much as 120Hz. It wouldn’t be utterly inaccurate to name it movement smoothing for video on smartphones, although once more, we’d see whether or not it causes a “cleaning soap opera impact” in person earlier than we are known as that a nasty concept. MEMC will be capable of being toggled on and off in settings.
The picture on the high of the submit, despatched to us by OnePlus, doesn’t convey a ton of data however does point out the place the MEMC hardware chip would sit. It additionally, astute viewers will notice, seems to indicate a pop-up digicam mechanism.
Lastly, OnePlus claims its display can hit 1000 nits peak brightness for HDR content material, has a contact sampling rate of 240Hz, and helps 10-bit color. Add all of it up, and you’ve got what’s clearly the following entrance within the Android phone chest-thumping battle: display specs.
The OnePlus 8 (or no matter it will likely be referred to as) won’t be the primary cellphone to hit 120Hz. the ROG Phone 2 and Razer Phone 2 each did that last year. Nor will it’s the one Android cellphone that has a better-than-60Hz refresh rate to return out this year. Samsung’s Galaxy S series, for instance, is expected to feature 120Hz refresh charges when introduced on February 11th. The challenges dealing with all of these phones will embody compensating for the upper battery value of a high-refresh price display and convincing clients the additional value is definitely worth the improved smoothness.