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One more step, OnePlus goes up to 120 Hz soda
Pete Lau, CEBox of OnePlus, has confirmed the development of a new screen for its terminals that would reach the 120 Hz refresh. If the 90 Hz panel of the OnePlus 7 Pro already marked differences, now the company would take another step in terms of fluidity and would be an important advance for them.
In addition to this refresh rate, the future OnePlus screen – which we could see in OnePlus 8 – would also include other improvements such as support for 10-bit color spaces and MEMC technology. The latter is nothing more than a technology similar to motion smooth that can be seen on other screens and that seeks to smooth fast images.
Screens from 90 Hz to 120 Hz, is it really necessary?
The improvement of any technology or component is always something necessary and that is appreciated, but there is a question that cannot be ignored and it is possible that you are already asking yourself: Is it really necessary?
If you have tried or seen the OnePlus 7T or 7T Pro in action, we leave you a link to the analysis, you will know that the screen is a real wonder. The smoothness and fluidity when scrolling through the system attracts a lot of attention as soon as you start using it. One of those things that are easy to get used to and that persecute you when you go to another terminal with a traditional 60 Hz soda.
Nonetheless, the advantages of a panel at 90 Hz are reduced to the system and some applications, but for games it is still somewhat limited because not all titles are capable of running at that speed. Not to mention the increase in energy consumption that means by forcing and demanding more GPU power. Therefore, what are we really going to notice with a 120 Hz panel.
Well, these types of screens are not new, devices with a gaming cut such as the Asus ROG Phone 2 or Razer Phone have already included them and after having been able to try them it must be said that at the specifications level it is great, but the user experience does not change so much from 90 Hz to 120 Hz as it does from 60 Hz to 90 Hz.
Therefore, noticing this jump is not so obvious and it might be more interesting to improve other aspects such as cameras, which we all know how important they are when choosing a new smartphone.
Logically, that OnePlus is committed to leading the smartphone market in terms of display technologies is good. Because that is how it competes and encourages other great actors such as Samsung and its AMOLED or Apple with its great factory calibration to keep moving forward. So, this may mean that for the next Galaxy and iPhone we will see how they bet on panels with a larger soda, something that is already rumored in part.
Returning to OnePlus, all we want is that these latest advances such as the future screen with a greater refreshment or that system to hide the cameras without resorting to periscope-type mercanic systems, etc., do not excessively increase the price of the device.
The last generations of OnePlus have risen in price, they are still attractive but if we stay in artificial forts they will lose part of the charm they have had for years. We will see what happens when the new OnePlus 8 is introduced. For now, what is clear is that the screens with a refresh rate greater than 60 Hz seem to be imposed in the terminals that point to the high range during this 2020.