Last year's excellent OnePlus 7T Pro (one of our "phones of the year") was packed with features, but one of the biggest triumphs was the screen. Clear and clear, among them, had a 90Hz refresh rate, which provides super smooth motion while gaming and motion while scrolling. Well, the OnePlus 8 seems to beat it, with one of the most advanced screens to date on a smartphone.
An announcement by CEO Pete Lau at the OnePlus community forum revealed that OnePlus had just completed its work on a smartphone screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz.
"At OnePlus, we believe that every part of our device should offer our users the best possible experience," said Lau.
"OnePlus has again worked with Samsung Display to adapt a unique AMOLED screen with the most rigorous specifications in the industry, including a breathtakingly smooth 120 Hz refresh rate."
WHAT IS AN INNOVATIVE RATE?
Simply stated, the refresh rate is how often the screen refreshes itself. Similar to the frame rate in movies, the higher the refresh rate, the smoother the motion becomes. A low refresh rate and you will see the phone running behind while you drag your finger over the smartphone. A high refresh rate ensures that the images respond faster and follow your finger with less and less delay.
Higher refresh rates ensure smoother movements on the screen, whether on video, in games or just swiping apps up and down. If you ever feel that apps are running a bit slower on an older phone while you swipe up on Instagram and judge it while following your finger, that's why.
The phone also has incredible clarity with more than 1,000 nits. For the context, a 13-inch MacBook Pro has a screen that reached a maximum of 548 nits. The screen supports more than 1 billion colors and includes MEMC technology, a screen technology used in high-quality TVs to insert additional frames into video to increase flexibility. We only hope that the battery is completely empty.
The interesting part of this statement is that although OnePlus pioneered the new technology, it was developed in collaboration with Samsung. This is nothing new: Samsung often works with other smartphone manufacturers, but the timing is interesting: considering the Samsung Galaxy S11 will be out in a few weeks, can we see one of the models with a refresh rate of 120Hz? Time will tell.
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