- The OnePlus 8 Pro display has earned a rating of A+.
- OnePlus says its display has broken 13 records at DisplayMate.
- No rating for the standard OnePlus 8 has been shared yet.
OnePlus has been quite vocal about its OnePlus 8 series phones off late. It announced the launch date and since then, every evening, it comes on social media to hint at few features on the upcoming phones. Based on this series of social media unveils', OnePlus has so far told us that it is going to launch its phones on April 14, they will be called the OnePlus 8 series and will come with the Snapdragon 865 chip. Today, it's another day and there's more to add.
OnePlus has just said on its social media posts that its OnePlus 8 series phones will have the highest ratings from DisplayMate -- an independent firm that rates smartphone displays, amongst other things, and gives them a score -- just like what DxOMark does for phone cameras. OnePlus says that DisplayMate has awarded its phone a rating of A+ and has bagged ten new records in their tests. This was sort of expected, given that OnePlus makes some pretty expensive phones these days.
What OnePlus doesn't tell us is which phone is the A+ rating for. Now, you don't have to be a physicist, like Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory, to decode that OnePlus is talking about the display on the OnePlus 8 Pro. OnePlus always uses an AMOLED panel sourced from Samsung, who makes the best display panels in the industry. This time, they are offering a refresh rate of 120Hz, which again is nothing new on a smartphone.
Do note that this is reserved for the Pro model only and if you are willing to get the basic model, you will have to wipe your tears as the older 90Hz Full HD+ AMOLED panel won't leave the affordable model yet.
Where OnePlus has added its inputs is the new MEMC technology that we are usually used to see in expensive TVs. MEMC will convert regular frame rate content to high frame samples so that they can make use of the 120Hz refresh rate. This, of course, takes a toll on the battery but we will have to see until OnePlus starts seeding the phones for review.
It's completely normal for OnePlus to behave like the parents of a newborn, especially when they are talking about the OnePlus 8 series. A lot of leaks and rumours have promised lofty specifications that look great on the sales brochure. This year, the company is speculated to go premium with both the models and that means, your wallets are going to cry harder than before.
If you are interested in these phones, keep an eye until April 14 to catch hold of all the information OnePlus has in store for you. If these don't excite you, then the rumoured April 15 launch from Apple will get your nerves racing.