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Future OnePlus devices will be able to upgrade 30fps footage to 120fps

OnePlus CEO Peter Lau took to Twitter to show off how future devices will take advantage of its high-refresh-rate displays.
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January 17, 2020
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Recently, OnePlus unveiled the 120Hz display that will come on the upcoming OnePlus 8. OnePlus CEO Peter Lau has now taken to Twitter to show off how future OnePlus devices will take advantage of that new high refresh rate display.

Most notably, the company has developed a custom Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation (MEMC) chip that will pump ordinary 30fps footage up to 120fps. This means any video content can take full advantage of OnePlus’ 120Hz display.

If you’ve seen high-quality TVs, you’re no stranger to MEMC. We’ve created a custom MEMC chip that can push ordinary 30fps video up to 120, so any video gets the full advantage of our 120Hz Fluid Display. pic.twitter.com/YPD3fw5uOn
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) January 16, 2020

This is essentially frame interpolation where the new dedicated MEMC chip will create new frames to fill in the gaps between existing frames. It will effectively make all video content on OnePlus devices significantly smoother than it would be otherwise.

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One day before Lau sent out this tweet, he sent out another. This one just shows off the overall experience users can expect from OnePlus’ 120Hz display, highlighting how it makes on-screen scrolling much smoother.

The OnePlus 120Hz Fluid Display: The smoothest, most effortless scrolling experience ever on a smartphone. pic.twitter.com/I4FWP64NfO
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) January 15, 2020

Lau didn’t reveal anything new in this tweet, but it does give us a good picture of high refresh rate displays are capable of. We are excited to see what else OnePlus plans on doing with its 120Hz tech, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it via the upcoming OnePlus 8.