OnePlus was one of the first manufacturers to launch a smartphone with a 90Hz screen, the OnePlus 7 Pro.
The CEO of OnePlus
Pete Lau told The Verge that the next major phones that will come from the company will have 120Hz screens.
He also told the media that it would be "the best smartphone screen of 2020", and shared on the Chinese social media site Weibo that OnePlus has completed the research and development of 120Hz screen technology.
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It's higher on a screen generally means a sharper and sharper image, and OnePlus 7 Pro definitely had one of the best screens.
By way of comparison, Apple's current flagship, the iPhone 11 Pro, as well as Samsung's Note 10+, have 60Hz displays. However, it is worth noting that smartphones with 120Hz displays already exist in the market; An example is the Razer Phone 2 oriented to Razer games.
The Verge also reports that OnePlus plans to use a custom MEMC (motion estimation / motion compensation) chip to improve 120Hz videos, which could make them smoother.
He revealed some more details on the screen: he will have a maximum brightness of 1000 nits for HDR, a touch sampling frequency of 240Hz and 10-bit color support.
It seems that OnePlus is betting that screen specifications are an important battlefield in the incredibly competitive world of smartphones.
The company has never been the best in phone cameras: this is where Apple, Huawei and Samsung shine. But the screen is one of the most important aspects of the smartphone, and if OnePlus can make one that is noticeably better than the rest, and market it well, it could become a differentiator.
OnePlus will share more details on the screen in an event we will be pending to inform you of all the details.