We recently reported on the final hardware and specifications of the upcoming OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro Android smartphones. While the newly released information appears to be quite consistent with the previous leaks, the OnePlus 8 Pro is apparently getting some more premium features and specifications as compared to the OnePlus 8. Apparently, the OnePlus team wants buyers of the OnePlus 8 Pro to fully utilize the large Super AMOLED QHD+ screen. Additionally, the latest OxygenOS 10 update reportedly packs several new features and optimizations as well.
OnePlus 8 Pro 6.78” Super Fluid Curved 120Hz Display To Get MEMC, 10-Bit HDR And Always-On Mode In OxygenOS:
The OnePlus 8 Pro is certainly the more premium variant of the OnePlus 8 Android smartphone. We had previously reported how it was superior in quite a few important aspects such as a Quad Camera array, a larger 6.78” Super AMOLED Display with QHD+ display resolution and gaming-capable superfast refresh rate of 120Hz, larger battery, super-fast storage, as well as wireless charging with reverse charging.
The final specifications and hardware of the upcoming OnePlus premium Android smartphones were leaked by popular tech Blogger and tipster, Ishan Agarwal. The tipster has posted another Tweet about the OnePlus 8 Pro, in which he mentions some additional premium features that surely justify the higher price tag that the smartphone will surely sport.
According to the Tweet, the larger 6.78” Super Fluid Curved Super AMOLED screen with a QHD+ display resolution which sports a blazing fast 120 Hz refresh rate will have ‘Always-On’ capabilities. Always on Display is a SUPER AMOLED screen-only feature that is useful for showing information such as the date/time, battery percentage, and notification icons on the display while the phone is idle. Despite being “always on,” OEMs can still optimize battery consumption by using the special feature of AMOLED displays. Essentially, AMOLED screens can light up just a few pixels at a time to display information while the rest of the screen remains turned off. Moreover, such mundane but useful information can be displayed with a significantly reduced refresh rate of the display. Smartphone makers who embed the comparatively expensive AMOLED screens also prevent screen burn-in by slightly shifting the content a few pixels at preset intervals.
In addition to the Always On feature, the OnePlus 8 Pro display will have 10-Bit HDR or HDR10+. Essentially, this technology significantly boosts the brightness, vividness, and contrast. Hence, the blacks look darker, and help the images and videos “pop”. If that’s not enough, the premium, higher-end variant of the OnePlus 8 Pro will also have MEMC. It is essentially a custom-designed chip that is capable of elevating a 30 FPS video to up to 120 FPS.
Exclusive: They're coming! Here is the full specification list of the #OnePlus8 & 8 Pro. Seems like #OnePlus8Pro is gonna be a beast with 6.78" 120hz QHD+ Display and 48+48+8+5MP Camera Setup. Will have 30W Wireless Charging & IP68 Rating too. I'm so excited! #OnePlus8Series pic.twitter.com/j1AAo19q4J
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) March 25, 2020
Combined, such hardware and specifications will allow for a much smoother fluid visual experience, scrolling will not result in small jerks and jumps, and touch-response will be a lot better compared to the standard 60Hz displays. Additionally, in-game graphics, especially the fast-moving images, will be much clearer and crisp. Previous reports have also indicated the new display will be backed by an RGB color temperature sensor that has 0.8 Just Noticeable Color Difference (JNCD) rating. It is also claimed to have a new ambient light sensor that will boost the levels of automatic brightness adjustments.
The OnePlus 8 as well as the OnePlus 8 Pro, along with several previous iterations of the OnePlus family, will soon get the OxygenOS 10 update which is based on Android 10. The OnePlus Android development team has promised several optimizations and features, including Haptics 2.0.