OnePlus teases MEMC feature for its new 120Hz Fluid Display
OnePlus is aiming to take on the Galaxy S20 series and Huawei P40 smartphones with a new 120Hz Fluid Display that is designed to be "smoother, more accurate, and easier on the eyes." In the latest, CEO Pete Lau has teased that the next-generation display will come with an integrated MEMC chip that will convert ordinary 30fps content into 60fps or even 120fps videos.
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
MEMC (Motion Estimation/Motion Compensation), commonly found on high-end TVs, is a motion interpolation technology that uses real-time algorithmic adjustments to insert additional frames to a video file, enabling 24 or 30fps content to play at 60 or 120fps. For this feature, OnePlus is using a built-in chipset that'll elevate the frame rate in order to offer smoother video playback on the new 120Hz screen.
Since MEMC technology uses a lot of computational power and algorithm processing, it can affect battery life. However, according to OnePlus, the company is using a low power consumption MEMC hardware to upscale content for its high-quality 120Hz Fluid Display.
OnePlus's 120Hz Fluid Display will be a Samsung-sourced 2K AMOLED screen that will feature a 120Hz refresh rate, over 1000 nits of peak brightness, and industry-leading 240Hz touch sampling rate for a more responsive touch experience. OnePlus has also claimed that the screen will offer an industry-leading JNCD (Just Noticeable Color Difference) ratio of less than 0.8 and support 10-bit color coverage.
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
OnePlus is working to launch three phones in the first half of 2020. There's OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro that'll succeed the popular OnePlus 7 series and a new low-cost OnePlus 8 Lite handset that'll rival the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite and S10 Lite. However, the new 120Hz Fluid Display could be exclusive to the ultra-premium Pro model only.