OnePlus teases 120Hz motion smoothing for its new Fluid Display
Over the last few days, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has been teasing the company’s upcoming smartphone display. The next OnePlus flagship will feature a 120Hz Fluid Display and in an effort to make the higher frame rate more useful for content consumers, Lau has confirmed on Twitter that the OnePlus 8 Pro will enable motion interpolation.
If you’ve seen high-quality TVs, you’re no stranger to MEMC. We’ve created a custom MEMC chip that can push ordinary 30fps video up to 120, so any video gets the full advantage of our 120Hz Fluid Display. pic.twitter.com/YPD3fw5uOn— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) January 16, 2020
What this means is that a user can watch a 30fps or 60fps video and a custom-made “MEMC” chip in the 8 Pro will be able to create additional frames to simulate a higher frame rate. This is a common feature among higher-end TVs and one that Hollywood actors have previously frowned upon – by changing the frame rate, you are altering the intended experience of the viewer.
Yesterday, Lau shared a comparison of the 120Hz Fluid Display with a conventional 60Hz screen. Of course, to accurately compare both devices on 60Hz screens, the footage had to be slowed down to 30 fps (25% speed).
The OnePlus 120Hz Fluid Display: The smoothest, most effortless scrolling experience ever on a smartphone. pic.twitter.com/I4FWP64NfO— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) January 15, 2020
The OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to arrive with a hole-punch selfie camera, a quad-camera setup, all a similar appearance to the OnePlus 7 Pro. Leaked specs reveal a Snapdragon 865 chipset, 12GB of RAM, and run the latest version of Oxygen OS.
We still don’t have a firm timeframe for the announcement of the OnePlus 8 series, but given the teasers are coming this early in the year, it might be sooner than May.
- 21 Jan 2020
Still on a 6incher the difference will be tiny compared to a real cinema or a big 50 inch TV.
- 20 Jan 2020
Movies look horrible at 60fps. The sense of fast pased action is cut from it. Go check video comparisons on youtube
- 20 Jan 2020
60/90 Hz starts to become important as resolutions become higher to support larger screens. 30 Hz is nearly unwatchable on a large 4K screen. On the other hand, fake 60 Hz is trading flickering for unnatural looking motion.