OnePlus Announces Upgrade Of Refresh Rate to 120Hz

OnePlus refresh rate 120Hz

OnePlus Announces Massive Upgrade Of Refresh Rate to 120Hz

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus’ CEO Pete Lau has announced the display that’s likely to feature in at least one of the phones in the OnePlus 8 series. The refresh rate is being upgraded to 120Hz, from the 90Hz display on the recent OnePlus, which was wildly popular. Lau said he believes that the new Fluid Display “will be the best smartphone display in 2020.”

The 2K AMOLED screen built by Samsung will also sport few other new features, such as a motion-smoothing technology called MEMC borrowed from TVs that’s designed to make videos look better by adding additional frames. While this tech has been criticized for making content look unrealistic, we’ll have to wait and see whether or not it’s something that will look good on the OnePlus smartphone. The peak brightness of 1000 nits has also been promised, enough for a good viewing experience out in the sun.

OnePlus has also upped the colour accuracy of its new display, saying that it has achieved a JNCD (Just noticeable color difference) ratio of less than 0.8, putting it on par with the best professional displays. Support for 10-bit colour is also available, allowing for 1.07 billion possible hues, which is 64 times as many compared with other mainstream phone displays. A new colour calibration tool will also be rolled out on the production line for enhanced QC testing.

120 Hz Fluid Display

OnePlus has also shared news of a custom MEMC (motion estimation and motion compensation) chip designed to help smooth-out video shot at lower frame rates. This will basically solve for the problem of needing 120Hz content to fully enjoy a screen capable of displaying it.

Users can expect three different models in the 8 series, with one of those likely to be a Lite model that won’t use this new display. OnePlus is known to announce new phones sometime around May, so we do have a couple of months left before we get our hands on the new display.