What are the Benefits of the OnePlus 120Hz Fluid Display?
True to its motto of constantly pushing the envelope of tech innovations, OnePlus revealed a 120 Hz Fluid Display, which will be a part of its next smartphone offering, the OnePlus 8. This is a considerable jump from the 90 Hz display that the OnePlus currently features.
Also, while the 90 Hz display provides a huge improvement over the 60 Hz displays that most smartphones come with, the 120 Hz display takes things to an entirely new level.
So, what exactly does this new display bring to the table and why should you lookout for this upcoming flagship phone? Read on to know the benefits of the new OnePlus 120 Hz ‘Fluid Display’ and how it will improve user experience.
1. Brighter Display
One of the most visible changes with the display having refresh rates as high as 120 Hz is that it can offer peak brightness of up to 1000 nits. This is considerably brighter than what the OnePlus 7T Pro could offer and will mark a huge improvement for the OnePlus 8. In fact, at 1000 nits, the display will be even brighter than even most high-end 4K TVs.
2. Fluid Display – Smoother Scrolling
The high refresh rate translates to a vastly superior viewing experience given the smoother scrolling that this upgrade offers. In fact, the display is so fast and smooth that you will lament not having had such a display before. The change is even more apparent when playing games and you will notice that the high refresh rates will enable a smoother gaming experience. While the changes may not be overtly noticeable when moving from 90 Hz to 120 Hz, there will be a huge jump if you upgrade upgrading from 60 Hz.
3. Better Colour Accuracy
From a purely scientific point of view, screen refresh rates have no bearing on colour accuracy. It is just the number of times that the screen is able to refresh in a second. But, the new OnePlus 8 display is all about vibrant colours as close to what we have in real life as possible. In this respect, the new display is claimed to have achieved ‘Just Noticeable Color Difference’ or JNCD ratio of just 0.8, which is commendable, as it is only high-end displays that are capable of such a score. The display supports a billion colours with 1024 shades of each of the primary colours.
Also worth mentioning, is the DisplayMate that has to its credit the most advanced software for calibration and optimization of display use JNCD for colour accuracy testing.
4. Motion Interpolation
While a 120 Hz display is a huge improvement over the 60 Hz display currently in vogue, the benefits that the former offers may be nullified if you do not have content with refresh rates this quick. This applies to most movies currently being shot at 24 fps or 30 fps.
Fortunately, OnePlus has a software solution to make such videos look better on a 120 Hz display. This is in the form of ‘Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation’ technology, which can increase the frame rates of videos to 120 Hz. This would mean a much smoother viewing experience with even video that otherwise play at markedly lower refresh rates of about 24 fps or 30 fps.