“OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to come with 120Hz fluid display, Snapdragon 865 SoC, quad rear cameras and 5G connectivity”
OnePlus unveiled its new Quad HD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate and this could find its way to the upcoming OnePlus 8-series. It offers a 240Hz touch sampling rate, 10-bit HDR, a 4096-level automatic brightness adjustment and can also be adjusted based on the ambient light. There is support for multi-scene auto-dimming, and screen colour temperature dimming. Now, OnePlus co-founder Pete Lau has shared a simulation video on Twitter comparing the smoothness of its 120Hz Fluid display to a standard 60Hz panel. This shows how smooth the scrolling experience can be on the former. While it is hard to capture the difference on camera, OnePlus slowed down the video by up to 25 percent.
The OnePlus 120Hz Fluid Display: The smoothest, most effortless scrolling experience ever on a smartphone. pic.twitter.com/I4FWP64NfO— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) January 15, 2020
Though the company hasn’t mentioned if it would introduce the new panel on the upcoming OnePlus 8-series, there’s a possibility the Quad HD+ 120Hz OLED panel could be limited to the high-end OnePlus 8 Pro. While the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Lite will have a full HD+ 90Hz displays. Though we have a couple of gaming phones with the 120Hz refresh rate available on the market, OnePlus 8-series is expected to take 120Hz display mainstream.
In a another tweet, Lau posted a video confirming that the company has created a custom MEMC chip that will bump up regular 30fps video to 120fps to offer a smooth viewing experience while watching videos on a 120Hz display. This kind of motion smoothing feature has been seen on some high-end TVs like the OnePlus TV and will be coming to OnePlus phones in 2020.
If you’ve seen high-quality TVs, you’re no stranger to MEMC. We’ve created a custom MEMC chip that can push ordinary 30fps video up to 120, so any video gets the full advantage of our 120Hz Fluid Display. pic.twitter.com/YPD3fw5uOn— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) January 16, 2020
Talking about the OnePlus 8-series specifications, they are expected to go official sometime in Q2 2020. The OnePlus 8 recently bagged BIS certification in India, while the OnePlus 8 Pro model was spotted on the Geekbench benchmark platform revealing 10GB RAM, Andriod 10, and Snapdragon 865 SoC. While the OnePlus 8 Lite is likely to ship with the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 SoC. As for design, they are said to have a punch-hole cutout to accommodate the selfie snapper. They are said to come with 5G connectivity. We should know more details going forward.