OnePlus 8 leaked image confirms this Galaxy S20-beating feature

2 min

11 shares, 67 points
OnePlus 8 leaked image confirms this Galaxy S20-beating feature 1

OnePlus 8 is the expected name for OnePlus’ next flagship smartphone series. In what would be a first for the plucky Shenzhen firm, the OnePlus 8 is expected to come in three models: the OnePlus 8 Lite, OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. As the naming conventions suggest, the OnePlus 8 Lite is expected to be a more affordable smartphone entry that could fiercely compete with budget devices from the likes of Xiaomi, Oppo, Realme and Huawei. Meanwhile, the standard OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are expected to come with more premium specs and features but have a higher price tag.

OnePlus has already started teasing the OnePlus 8 – earlier this month the firm revealed its next smartphone will boast a super-smooth 120Hz display. In fact, OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau went so far as to say the panel will “be the best you’ll lay eyes on in 2020”.

And now we may have got our first glimpse of the display in the wild. TrueTech recently posted an alleged photo of the OnePlus 8 Pro online it received from a “regular tipster” that claims to work for OnePlus.

The photo shows the smartphone with its “screen refresh rate” settings page open. Three options are displayed for the user to choose from: 120Hz, 90Hz or 60Hz. The page notes the “higher the refresh rate, the smoother the screen experience”, although the 120Hz option is said to reduce battery life at a quicker pace than the 90Hz and 60Hz selections.

Most notably, the settings page in question doesn’t say anything about the 120Hz option reducing the resolution of the screen. That means if the OnePlus 8 Pro does come with a 2K display (as the OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T Pro did), the device will be able to maximise resolution and refresh rate at the same time.

That’s something Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S20 series isn’t expected to match. Last week renowned tipster Ice Universe took to Twitter and claimed the South Korean firm will only offer 120Hz at a maximum resolution of 1080p.

He said: “It can now be said with certainty that Samsung has cancelled the WQHD 120Hz option of the Galaxy S20 series, leaving only FHD 60Hz, FHD 120Hz, WQHD 60Hz.

“This means that we can’t have the best resolution and the best refresh rate at the same time.”

In a nutshell, this means the Galaxy S20 series could force Android fans to make a choice – have the best resolution or refresh rate. The OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to do both, meanwhile.

Like it? Share with your friends!

11 shares, 67 points

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
confused confused
fail fail
fun fun
geeky geeky
love love
lol lol
omg omg
win win

Read exclusive latest news on entertainment, music, gaming and more topics with unprecedented coverage from around the UK and US.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.