In 2020, smartphone users will be faced with more choice than ever at the highest end of the market, so the finest margins will define some people’s purchase decisions.
According to a new leak from True Tech, the OnePlus 8 Pro might have the edge. The site displays a purported image of the forthcoming handset showing the display settings within a new refresh rate menu.
Interestingly, the ‘regular tipster’ reckons the display resolution will not be brought down when activating the higher setting, which will have a slightly more detrimental effect on battery life judging by the image provided.
Should the resolution remain at its highest possible setting when applied by users, it could give OnePlus an edge over the Galaxy S20 phones, which are rumoured to only offer a 1080p full HD resolution when the 120Hz setting is in use.
Again, these are fine margins and we don’t know just how detrimental to battery life the setting will be on the OnePlus 8 Pro compared to the Galaxy S20 range (should that be the eventual name), so a lot of this will come down to the testing the devices once both have been launched.
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Naturally, users will also be able to choose 90Hz and 60Hz display rates, according to the image depicted, so there’ll be plenty of possibilities for maximising battery life for standard usage.
Another thing to note from the image posted by True Tech, if legitimate, is the positioning of the camera on the OnePlus 8 Pro. As rumours have suggested, gone is the pop-up selfie cam, replaced by a punch hole camera in the top left corner of the display.
Personally, we’d be sad to see the pop-up go in favour of this design regression. While the image looks legitimate, this isn’t a source we’re overly familiar with, so we’re taking a wait-and-see attitude on this leak.