OnePlus 10 Pro’s 120Hz Display Can Last Longer Than a 90Hz Display, Here’s Why

OnePlus 10 Pro’s 120Hz Display Can Last Longer Than a 90Hz Display, Here’s Why
OnePlus 10 ProOnePlus
Flagship smartphones are incomplete without a stunning display. Without a good panel for things to play out, having flagship hardware under the hood means very little. And while the raw performance is now taken for granted in the premium segment, flagship smartphones are able to stand out strongly on the basis of how good the display is. And in that regard, the OnePlus 10 Pro is a class above the rest.

The Pro in the name is a big word to live up to. And the one place where the phone lives up to its Pro tag is the display. It’s not the first time, however. Ever since the company started disrupting the premium segment with OnePlus flagships, the display has been a strong point. From being one of the earliest to adopt high refresh rate panels to offering immersive curved displays, OnePlus has continuously innovated on displays, offering customers a stunning window to the world, in their pockets. The OnePlus 10 Pro is no exception.

The premium Android flagship offers all the features in vogue in 2022, particularly in the display. The phone features a stunning 6.7-inch AMOLED display with 1440x3216 resolution and up to 120Hz refresh rate. With a pixel density of 551 pixels per inch, the sharpness is more than enough to output crisp text and images. And with 1300 nits of peak brightness, it’s perfectly legible even under the harsh Delhi sun. Also, not many folks would notice it, but the OnePlus 10 Pro has shrunk in size and become a lot more compact, without even reducing the screen size. The top and bottom bezels are now almost negligible, while the side edges curve to meet the frame.

Complimentary Tech Event
Transform talent with learning that works
Capability development is critical for businesses who want to push the envelope of innovation.Discover how business leaders are strategizing around building talent capabilities and empowering employee transformation.Know More
Now, you must be wondering, with so many pixels to light up, and that insanely high peak brightness, and 120Hz refresh rate, how can the OnePlus 10 Pro deliver a long battery life? There are few technologies working under the hood that allow the display to blow your mind, without drawing too much power.

And that’s LTPO2.0. It’s a fairly new technology that lets the OnePlus 10 Pro adjust its refresh rate between 1Hz to 120Hz depending on what’s playing on the screen. After all, it doesn’t make sense for the screen to refresh at 120Hz when you’re watching a movie that’s shot at 24FPS. After all, the refresh rate is nothing but the number of times the screen is refreshed in a second to accommodate as many frames. So browsing the UI at 120Hz feels super smooth, but the same 120Hz while watching a movie is overkill. It's a common fact that higher refresh rates are sustained with more power, but is there a way to get the best of both worlds?


To cut down the power intake, it helps when the display can intelligently adjust the refresh rate to match the experience. You’ll notice that the refresh rate springs to 120Hz when you’re scrolling swiftly on Twitter or Instagram, but settles to a lower 60Hz to 90Hz when you’re reading a post. These tiny adjustments add up to a lot in power savings, delivering more battery in a single charge. OnePlus claims that by using LTPO2 tech on the display, the energy consumption of the 120Hz display is even lower than a 90Hz display.

And powering this ability is the second generation of LTPO technology. The tech has been out there for sometime, but is increasingly becoming the weapon of choice for smartphones to improve battery life. You know how a phone’s display is not just a single slab of glass, but is made up of several layers of various components? Well, LTPO forms one of those layers in an OLED panel. LTPO stands for Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide, and is a type of backplane used in OLED displays, where the Thin-Film Transistors (TFTs) are housed. TFTs are the brains of a display, that dictates which pixel should light up to form an image on the screen, and LTPO technology makes TFTs cut down on their energy consumption.This enables the display to vary the refresh rate without requiring the help of additional components like a display controller or GPU.

Considering how displays use more power than anything else on a smartphone, it’s crucial for OEMs to innovate on ways to improve power efficiency in the place where the drain is the highest. LTPO2 gives the display ability to dynamically adjust the refresh rate. And on top of that, there are algorithms in place to detect the content on the screen, and adjust the refresh rate accordingly. That’s why you’ll notice the refresh rate scales up when things are in motion on the screen. Browsing the UI, scrolling on social media apps, playing a game — In all these instances, the refresh rate can go up to 120Hz. But if the screen is showing a still image, or just idling in the homescreen, the refresh rate scales down to 1Hz.

So while LTPO2.0 may not improve the colour accuracy or the contrast ratio of the display (two things that are already so good on the OnePlus 10 Pro), it helps in increasing the battery life. The result is OnePlus claiming the OnePlus 10 Pro’s display consumers less power than displays fixed at 90Hz refresh rate. That’s a clear breakthrough in our books. There are also features like dual colour calibration, super video resolution and AI adaptive brightness that make the OnePlus 10 Pro display one of the best among flagship smartphones in 2022.

If that has you convinced, the OnePlus 10 Pro starts at Rs 66,999 and is available on open sale on Amazon India and OnePlus’ official website.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in partnership with OnePlus India