Confirming earlier reports, OnePlus has disclosed that its next premium offering, the OnePlus 8 Pro, will be sporting a display that offers a 120Hz refresh rate. Samsung Display, the South Korean major’s component maker has separately disclosed that the OLED panels with the 120Hz refresh rate are being supplied by it to OnePlus. Samsung will obviously be ahead in the race with its Galaxy S series flagships being fitted with the same 120Hz displays from its captive production. These models are set to be launched on February 11, 2020.
Pete Lau Leads the Campaign on Weibo
The CEO of OnePlus, Pete Lau is quite active and leads with posts on the Chinese social media platform Weibo about the upcoming products of his company. He has shared some details on the OnePlus 8 Pro and besides the 120Hz refresh rate, there will be the 240Hz touch sampling rate and the rendering time for each frame will be 8.3ms.
These are advanced technical parameters with the display that the new smartphones will be provided with. OnePlus wants to project that a lot of work is being put in to offer a superior and futuristic display on its smartphones. The demo put out by Lau mentions another feature called Motion Estimation Motion Compensation or MENS. This is again a new concept and enhances the user experience.
Support for HDR Available on the Panel
Samsung says its OLED panel that will be fitted on the OnePlus 8 Pro will support HDR and can reach a peak brightness of 1,000 nits. It has been mentioned that the display panel, in conjunction with the software, will offer the choice to the smartphone user to switch to a 60Hz refresh rate when needed.
These specifications and features may set new benchmarks for the smartphone industry as a whole and can become a trend. Samsung will want to get the best out of the 120Hz refresh rate screens and 108MP primary shooter on its Samsung Galaxy S20 and all other models being contemplated.
The race is already well and truly on.