OnePlus, as promised, introduced a display with revolutionary technologies. In truth, we expected less from the company. And it turned out that she has something to surprise us. We speculated that OnePlus might feature a secure screen or a 120Hz display. The latter feature was really shown to us, however, this is only a small part of what else the new OnePlus screen can boast.
OnePlus showed a revolutionary display
The company introduced OLED – a display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, QHD + resolution, and a task screen refresh rate of 240 Hz. In addition, the screen supports HDR10 and is factory calibrated with a JNCD rating of less than 0.8% for extremely lifelike colors. The screen supports 4096 brightness levels. Normal OLED – screens offer 1024 levels of automatic brightness control. The new OnePlus display will be able to adjust brightness more precisely depending on the light, and the color temperature will also be automatically adjusted. In addition, the screen is capable of spot brightness adjustments in various scenes. By the way, many are interested in why smartphones have a refresh rate of 120 Hz, about this in the material from our colleagues from Hi-News.
Other nice features include MEMC technology. It is used mainly in televisions, its main task is to prevent blurry picture in active scenes with a lot of sudden movements. The new display, due to the 240 Hz touchscreen frequency, will reduce the screen response to 23.4 ms, which makes it more responsive than the competition. The company, for some reason, decided not to compare with iPhone.
The new display is expected to be used only in the OnePlus 8 Pro – the most expensive model in the new lineup. The device is expected to be presented in the second quarter of this year.
We believe that the smoothest smartphone display should also offer excellent visual quality and visual comfort. We are confident that the new 120Hz Fluid Display from OnePlus will be the best you will put your eyes on in 2020.
Why OnePlus' new display is really good
Let's be honest OLED – the screens lack FHD resolution when the screen is more than 6.5-inches. So far, there is simply no such display on the market (QHD + 120 Hz). Separately, I would like to note the touchscreen at 240 Hz. We will dwell on the screen response in more detail, since this parameter is no less important than the screen refresh rate.
Why is screen response important?
Many people don't quite understand why response is so important. Previously, only Apple could offer a responsive touchscreen with 45ms response in iPhone X. This is why many considered iPhone faster and smoother compared to Android – by competitors.
The lower the response, the faster the smartphone responds to taps and gestures on the screen. The difference in response can be easily seen if you compare iPhone with a cheap Android device. Try to scroll through the page in the browser on both gadgets, you will notice that on Android – the phone picture lags slightly behind your actions, the jelly effect appears. On iPhone while scrolling the page, it sticks to your finger and instantly reacts to actions. This creates a sense of smoothness and speed.
However, the situation on the market Android is gradually changing – smartphones. Manufacturers began to pay attention to this parameter. So, for example, in ASUS Rog Phone 2 the response is only 41 ms. Of the modern non-gaming flagships, according to statistics, only Google approached the indicators Apple – the flagship models of these companies have a screen response of about 50 ms.
OnePlus smartphones have always been scolded for poor response. For example, the OnePlus 6T has over 100ms response time. However, it should be noted that these statistics are different everywhere, and it is difficult to form an objective picture based on one of the statistics. One Reddit user complains that the Galaxy S9 Plus has a 79ms screen response. He cited ASUS as an example. This vendor has made a number of software improvements in the kernel Android to reduce responsiveness. Thus, we came to the conclusion that the reason for the high response is not only the cheap touchscreen, but also the poorly optimized kernel Android. We propose to discuss this in Telegram.
Unoptimized kernel Android – cause of bad response
'Shame on you, Google' is no other way to put it. The Reddit user also wondered if it would be possible to modify the kernel on his own to give high responsiveness to all owners of Android devices.
Can anyone design a kernel with 40-50ms response time? Of course it depends on the hardware too, but there should be room for improvement. In S9 Plus, the screen response is 79ms, and it is impossible in PUBG to react as quickly as users iPhone … When I meet (in game) a user iPhone with the same ping, his bullets always reach me faster than my bullets reach him. iPhone The 6s Plus has a 23ms response (world record) and even its 30fps feels like one with your body in PUBG. iPad The Air 3 has 63ms response, but it is faster than the Note 9 with 56ms response in my opinion. This is probably due to the advanced architecture iOS and how it interacts with the hardware … In ASUS Rog Phone, the response is only 25ms, however due to rendering in Android it increases to 40-45 ms.
What conclusions can be drawn from this? Manufacturers and Google should take this issue seriously. Optimizing software along with sensitive touchscreens is an extremely important thing. And this is especially important when it comes to gaming. With the growing popularity of Android as a gaming platform, Google simply has to solve this problem.