OnePlus teases 120Hz motion smoothing for its new Fluid Display

Ricky, 17 January 2020

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.

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 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.

OnePlus 8 OnePlus 8 Pro OnePlus 8 Lite
OnePlus 8 (left), OnePlus 8 Pro (center), OnePlus 8 Lite (right)

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.

Via Twitter


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Still on a 6incher the difference will be tiny compared to a real cinema or a big 50 inch TV.

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Movies look horrible at 60fps. The sense of fast pased action is cut from it. Go check video comparisons on youtube

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.

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