Now that OnePlus has confirmed that it will use 120Hz on its next phone (probably the OnePlus 8), it has begun the mockery of softness. In Tweets with only one day apart, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has begun publishing examples of how easy his life could be soon.
The first Tweet shows how the OnePlus 120Hz fluid display may differ from the 60Hz experience on your current phone. The animation shows that jank you’re dealing with today along with the anti-skip party with a 120Hz refresh rate. The short clip goes from fast to sl0w-mo, where you can really see the difference.
While I know this is an animation and not exactly an example of the real world, you understand the point. This sh * t must be very soft and you will notice the difference. Most of us notice the difference between 90Hz and 60Hz, so if you go from 60Hz to 120Hz, get ready for a whole new world, Aladdin.
The OnePlus 120Hz fluid display: the most fluid and effortless scrolling experience ever made on a smartphone. pic.twitter.com/I4FWP64NfO
– Pete Lau (@PeteLau) January 15, 2020
The second example of the next experience shows the idea of a MEMC chip, which OnePlus says they customized to put on a phone. This chip, which TVs use to artificially increase frame rates in the video to make it look smoother, will take 30fps video on its new OnePlus 8 and raise it to 120fps. It could look great on smaller phones or screens, even if you are the type who doesn’t appreciate what a MEMC chip does to the video on your big TV.
If you have seen high quality TVs, it is no stranger to MEMC. We have created a custom MEMC chip that can increase the normal video from 30 fps to 120, so that any video gets the full advantage of our 120Hz fluid display. pic.twitter.com/YPD3fw5uOn
– Pete Lau (@PeteLau) January 16, 2020
We still don’t have a release date for the next OnePlus phone, but we have been told to wait for it on Verizon and it could appear there very soon. The OnePlus release schedule seems to be changing to an increasingly early place in each new year. Do not be surprised if this new phone falls within a month.