OnePlus 8 Sporting A 120Hz Frame Rate

OnePlus 8

Recently at a screen technology event held in Shenzhen, China earlier today, the company revealed specifications and features for the new display. OnePlus has developed a new QHD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate that will come with the OnePlus 8 series.

With a 120Hz refresh rate, the content on the display is refreshed 120 times per second. This makes for smoother playback as well as an overall fluid OS navigation experience. We’ve previously seen 120Hz screens on the likes of the Asus ROG Phone 2 and Razer Phone 2.

OnePlus 120Hz Display Specs

According to information on Twitter and a Chinese social media website Weibo, the display will feature a 10-bit color depth. This means that it can create a palette of 1.07 billion colors as opposed to an 8-bit panel which can display 16.7 million colors. For true HDR 10 implementation, having a 10-bit panel is also necessary.

With reports from The Verge, Samsung and OnePlus have been working together to create this new display along with tweaks with Android with new animations like core OS gestures.

Further, OnePlus’ 120Hz display has a touch sample rate of 240Hz and can supposedly hit 1,000 nits at peak brightness. This is being optimized with what OnePlus calls Smooth Chain technology. However, details are scarce at the moment thanks to the official information being leaked only in Chinese..

With sources from Android Authority speaking to The Verge, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that the company’s next phone would rock the new display tech, even going as far as to say that it will be “the best smartphone display in 2020.”