When the question of smartphone display comes, people were mostly used to discuss the resolution, colours, PPI, etc. However, it was OnePlus that created the hunger for higher refresh rates in a smartphone display.
Now, what exactly are refresh rate displays? Technically, it is the number of times the screen refreshes its image in one second and measured in Hz. Visually speaking, a higher refresh rate enables the content over the display to flow up and down very smoothly with lesser friction.
OnePlus is the company that mainly became popular in creating smartphone displays with higher refresh rates. Its recently launched 7T series featured a 90Hz display that created hype for phones with higher refresh rates.
However, the hunger never stopped. There are now smartphone OEMs who are about to launch phones with 120Hz refresh rate displays and it seems that OnePlus has joined the bandwagon too. Max J. (@Samsung_News_) recently tweeted about the upcoming OnePlus phone getting a 120Hz refresh rate display.
We do not have any other information on the development of the particular phone but we believe there could be a OnePlus phone with a 120Hz refresh rate in the near term as Max J. is popular for authentic smartphone leaks. Max J. replied “1+” to a user who commented “S11?” under same tweet.
As of now, Asus ROG Phone 2 is the only device that features a 120Hz AMOLED display. Last month, an XDA Developers member revealed that another Chinese OEM Xiaomi is working on a secret phone with a 120Hz refresh rate. At the same time, when Korean OEM Samsung unveiled details about its new Exynos 990 system-on-a-chip (SoC) that offers a 20% improvement in graphics performance over Exynos 980 with the use of ARM’s Mali-G77 GPU, it was guessed that the upcoming Galaxy S11 could also sport a 120Hz display.