Your decision between the forthcoming OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro just a little bit easier to make, thanks to fresh specs confirmed by the company’s CEO today.
The OnePlus 7 Pro will feature a new display that ‘stunned’ CEO Peter Lau, who has described it as “super-smooth and very crisp,” according to an interview with The Verge.
Previous rumors suggest that the OnePlus 7 Pro display will sport a 90Hz refresh rate, and that appears to be exactly what Lau is translating in this interview.
The piece also indicates that 5G will be offered by the OnePlus 7 series, making it one of the first 5G phones in the world, though it also tempers 5G expectations. That’s very not different from many of the first 5G phones we tested.
Two reasons the OnePlus 7 Pro display matters
We’ve seen smartphone screens with higher-than-60Hz refresh rates before: 90Hz from the Asus ROG Phone and even 120Hz from the Razer Phone and Razer Phone 2. They are silky smooth when gaming and even when scrolling a webpage.
However, if the OnePlus 7 Pro indeed has a 90Hz refresh rate, it’ll be the first inside of a more mainstream phone, not a gaming-centric handset for a niche audience.
That’s an important development that could push Samsung and Apple to finally adopt similar screen technology. But, equally important is how it’ll effect the price.
The OnePlus interview suggests that the company is paying three times as much for the cutting-edge display in the OnePlus 7 Pro. For OnePlus fans used to a cheap phone with flagship-level specs, this is going to be a different sort of game changer.