We’ve started hearing rumors about the next flagship of OnePlus around the last month and as the week goes on, we’re starting to get more nuggets about signs and rumors about what the OnePlus 8 Pro will look like. We’ve already heard rumors about it possibly having a hole-punch display and triple rear cameras, and now, word on Twitter that the Pro model may pack in a 120Hz display. Given how OnePlus is stuck in its flagship only for AMOLED displays, it will once again be the same panel. It will upgrade to the current 90Hz refresh rate display on OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T.
The sign was given on Twitter by the serial’s tipper, Max J (@SamsungNews), who tweeted – be a “supporter” – with an image he made of himself that says 120 Hz. Looking at his Twitter handle, everyone immediately assumed that he was pointing to the 120Hz display in the Samsung Galaxy S11, but he further clarified in the comment that he was referring to OnePlus’ next phone. Given its current phones have a 90Hz display, it is not surprising that OnePlus will go with a 120Hz display for the next model. It remains to be seen what resolution the display will be, but going by the current-gen Pro model, it should ideally be a QHD + panel. The Asus ROG Phone 2 (Review), launched this year, was the first phone to feature a full-HD + 120 Hz AMOLED HDR display, so if true, the OnePlus 8 Pro could take an edge over it when it launches next year.
We still don’t know what the phone will look like, as we are still a little bit from launch day, which should be around May 2020. However, this has not stopped people from imagining what the phone might look like. The last rumor around the OnePlus 8 Pro was with a hold-punch design and a triple-vertical camera layout, along with a TOF depth sensor. We can see the hole-punch design being used for the standard OnePlus model but we suspect that the company will deviate from the all-screen design of the Pro model. We think the next flagship model will still be a pop-up selfie camera, so that it can be seen as the future.