This news comes from China, where the Oppo group is reportedly working on a higher resolution display technology for its upcoming smartphones. The Chinese company has taken a leaf out of Xiaomi’s book, which recently introduced its latest Redmi K50 Ultra, aka the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition, with a 1.5K OLED panel. The display was jointly developed by Xiaomi, Tianma Microelectronics, and TCL. According to tipster Digital Chat Station (DCS), the Oppo group will soon jump on the bandwagon of 1.5K displays. Oppo sub-brands such as OnePlus and Realme are also expected to plonk this display in their upcoming premium range of devices.
DCS adds that the Oppo group will make use of an advanced panel that will be capable of up to 2160Hz PWM dimming for enhanced eye protection. Xiaomi’s display in the Redmi K50 Ultra is limited to 1920Hz PWM dimming in comparison. With this move, the Chinese smartphone brands are looking to reduce their dependency on Samsung for high-quality displays and also bring down smartphone production costs.
Talking about Xiaomi’s display tech, it was the company’s first attempt at a 12-bit panel with a 68.7 billion colour output. That’s significantly higher than the 1 billion colour output in the 10-bit panels currently used in smartphones. According to a report, the display comes with 446PPI (Pixels Per Inch) and supports 1920Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, hardware-level low blue light, and SGS low visual fatigue certification. Furthermore, it supports Adaptive HDR, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and DCI-P3 colour gamut.
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Since the display resolution falls between Full HD and 2K (ultra-high definition), Xiaomi has branded it as the 1.5K display. The brand claims that its new display strikes a perfect balance between picture quality and power consumption. Moreover, it is reported to deliver an image quality close to that of a 2K screen with an energy consumption of a Full HD display. It remains to be seen what Oppo brings to the table with its version of the 1.5K OLED display. Furthermore, it would be interesting to see how it fares against Samsung’s AMOLED displays, which are considered the best in the market.