Deep Dive: 120 Hz Fluid Display – the best you’ll lay eyes on in 2020

  1. Pete
    Founder of OnePlus Staff Member Jan 13, 2020

    Pete , Jan 13, 2020 :
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    Hello friends,

    At OnePlus, we believe that every part of our device should provide the best experience possible to our users. With the OnePlus 7 Pro, we started pushing the envelope in display experience by introducing our 90 Hz Fluid Display, finely tuned to achieve a record-breaking A+ Top Tier Display Rating from DisplayMate. Today, we have finished the development of our next-generation display, and I’m excited to tell you more about it.

    The spirit of “Never Settle” is not about specs alone. The smoothest smartphone display must also be able to deliver a superior visual quality and viewing comfort. We’re sure that OnePlus's new 120 Hz Fluid Display will be the best you’ll lay eyes on in 2020.

    Engineering the most advanced 120 Hz display panel in the industry
    Following the 2K+ 90 Hz Fluid Display of the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus has once again cooperated with Samsung Display to tailor a unique AMOLED display with the most rigorous specs in the industry, including a breathtakingly smooth 120 Hz refresh rate. The display uses the latest generation of organic light-emitting materials, with a peak brightness of more than 1000 nits and a much longer lifetime. In addition, we’ve raised the touch sampling rate to an industry high of 240 Hz for a more responsive touch experience.

    Our R&D team also developed an exclusive optimization solution that can increase the rendering speed of a single frame with 7%. In testing, OnePlus's 120 Hz display has yielded significantly better results than other existing high refresh rate displays in the industry on measures of click response, scroll response, and accuracy.

    Unprecedented smoothness in video playback
    After numerous system optimizations, many major apps will now be able to take full advantage of the new 120 Hz refresh rate. But, for videos, there’s an additional hurdle. Most video content is still produced at either 24fps or 30fps, with a small portion of content in 60fps.

    To address this problem, we’re including MEMC technology to deliver smoother video playback. MEMC is a technology featured in high-end TVs that uses real-time algorithmic adjustments to insert additional frames to a video file, enabling something shot at 24 or 30fps to play at 60 or even 120fps.

    MEMC technology is more demanding in terms of computational power and algorithm processing, making it very difficult to simply carry over from TVs to smartphones. But by using a hardware-based MEMC solution, OnePlus has managed to elevate frame rates to 60 or even 120fps with low power consumption, providing a seamless, more fluid viewing experience for users.

    True-to-life color display and support for up to 1 billion shades of color
    With a display that offers greater color accuracy, users will see colors as they are meant to be seen. For designers, photographers, and all creators, top-notch color accuracy is essential for creative work.

    JNCD, which means “Just Noticeable Color Difference", is an indicator for measuring color accuracy used by companies including DisplayMate. Current professional displays can achieve a JNCD of less than 2, with some high end models achieving less than 1. By professionally tuning the color display, OnePlus was able to achieve an industry-leading JNCD ratio of less than 0.8 for every single 120 Hz Fluid Display. With a near-perfect display performance rating, users and creators will be able to edit and render images with absolute confidence.

    OnePlus's 120 Hz Fluid Display also provides support for 10-bit color, providing 1,024 shades of each primary color and 1.07 billion possible colors. This is 64 times as many colors than are supported on mainstream smartphone devices, giving users fuller, more natural gradients when viewing content, and creators more confidence to accurately display the intended color spectrum.

    In order to reach industry-leading color accuracy standards, we have added an additional automatic color calibration machine to the production line. By adding an extra 30 seconds to the production time, each display panel is automatically calibrated for color accuracy before it’s released.

    Our upcoming 120 Hz Fluid Display is part of our commitment to “Fast and Smooth.” You, our community, are what drives us to move forward and innovate, and we can’t wait for you to try it out.

    Never Settle.
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  2. camohan
    Assistant Head Moderator Assistant Head Moderator Jan 13, 2020

    camohan , Jan 13, 2020 :
    120 Hz = Smooth boleto Makhaan (English Translation - smooth and fluid like butter)

  3. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Community Expert Writers' Club Jan 13, 2020

  4. Karun Deep
    Jelly Bean Jan 13, 2020

  5. suhantm
    Ice Cream Sandwich Writers' Club Jan 13, 2020

  6. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Community Expert Writers' Club Jan 13, 2020

  7. AbhilashSaikia
    Backstage Star Award 2021 Jan 13, 2020

    AbhilashSaikia , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Jan 13, 2020 :
    90 Hz feels super fluid and it has already set a benchmark.[e]1f60d[/e] [e]2665[/e]️

    Now, with OnePlus stepping into 120Hz, the 'Never Settle' spirit holds true.

    MEMC and what not... Whoa!

    OnePlus FTW!

  8. J1533852036584
    Donut Jan 13, 2020

    J1533852036584 , Jan 13, 2020 :
    Can't wait to see it in real. The quest for notchless and seamless screen is almost over. Just an underscreen camera left. Well done OnePlus.

  9. harshil1903
    Jelly Bean Jan 13, 2020

    harshil1903 , via OnePlus 7T , Jan 13, 2020 :
    While 120 Hz sounds cool, but I'd settle for 90 Hz refresh rate and less priced device compared to 120 Hz one.

    Like Pete said most of the video content is produced in 60fps at best, so the 120 Hz screen has no impact on it.

    About gaming, I read somewhere that SD 865 would support 90 Hz refresh rate for higher graphic demanding games like PUBG and other FPS. So 120 Hz would prove nothing but a source for battery drain.

    And about other apps being able to use 120 Hz refresh rate, the current 90 Hz is already smooth enough and I don't think there'll be any large improvement in smoothness that can be perceived by our eyes.

    That being said, this is just what my opinion on 120Hz display is about. It's cool yeah, but do we need it? I don't think so. I'd settle for longer battery life with just smooth enough display of 90 Hz.

  10. Fabio.Mar
    Assistant Head Moderator Assistant Head Moderator Jan 13, 2020

  11. MrTalon
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 13, 2020

  12. Dollwithattitude
    Donut Jan 13, 2020

    Dollwithattitude , Jan 13, 2020 :
    wow. I am super impressed with my 90hz in 7t. 120mzh must be even better. But then, is this completely necessary, how much extra will it cost?
    OnePlus, when releasing 5 and 6/t versions, have strongly defended lack of Qhd and 60hz as they could prove, that back then it was a over kill and unnecessary cost to user. While technology changed and becomes more available, it is natural to progress, - but I have mix feelings. While I also own Oneplus6 and it is used as my second daily driver, I think the 90mhz hype is a bit overstated.
    Next question is about the price range, what is the price going to be, +850 for PRO model ?
    Well looks like the motto of Flagship killer is no longer a valid one, yet I would say it is a killer flagship :)
    lets just hope, that at least notification LED will make its come back and maybe headphone jack.
    While I like my 7T, I think the model 6 was more complete in terms of hardware.

  13. Manav Bhagia
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 13, 2020

  14. luxuskamel
    Marshmallow Jan 13, 2020

    luxuskamel , Jan 13, 2020 :
    Thats cool, but personally I dont need this at all.
    90hz and 120hz then too is nice but I'm totally fine with my op6

  15. gaster
    Moderator Moderator Jan 13, 2020

    gaster , Jan 13, 2020 :
    Hi Pete. Thanks for sharing another product details with the community. Looks really interesting and I hope we can experience this in the OnePlus 8. Keep up the good work and provide the best tech solutions in any possible detail that you can improve time by time. Best of luck.

  16. biterror
    Donut Jan 13, 2020

    biterror , Jan 13, 2020 :
    I'm pretty happy with the 60 Hz display of my OP6T. All I want is a better camera. No. The best camera. The camera quality will determine my next phone. I couldn't care less for a 90 or 120 Hz display.

  17. Sykora
    Froyo Jan 13, 2020

  18. SpartanVissepo
    Gingerbread Jan 13, 2020

  19. Naren2167
    Froyo Jan 13, 2020

    KitKat Jan 13, 2020

    ASCHENTE_V , Jan 13, 2020 :
    Nothing will stop you from changing the refresh rate from 120hz to 90hz or even 60hz, if you care that much about battery life. Meanwhile now it sounds like you bought a device with 90hz, then the new technology is announced and you start whining for no reason...

  21. harshil1903
    Jelly Bean Jan 13, 2020

    harshil1903 , via OnePlus 7T , Jan 13, 2020 :
    I just said what my opinion on 120 Hz display was. I wasn't whining since I don't even use the 90 Hz option on my current device.