The OnePlus 9 series will use the new LTPO type of AMOLED display. One of the key advantages of this tech is that it easily supports adaptive refresh rate – CEO Pete Lau revealed that the OnePlus 9 duo will be able to go from 120Hz all the way down to 1Hz.
This will be a boon for things like the Always On Display and other instances where the phone is showing a static screen. The CEO is also keen to point out that not all 120Hz panels are born the same.
The upcoming phones will feature a high touch sampling rate (exact frequency is TBA), which will allow them to react to input more quickly. Here’s a comparison between the OnePlus 9 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (as tested by OnePlus, at least).
OnePlus will imbue the 9-series with gaming flavor. The 9 Pro will have a 5-layer “gaming-grade” cooling system to keep the Snapdragon 888 chipset running as fast as possible.
Back to the screen, the company revealed that the AMOLED panel will have 1440p+ resolution and will natively support 10-bit color. It will be able to smoothly adjust its brightness in 8,192 tiny steps.