OnePlus certainly doesn’t want you to forget that it’s launching the OnePlus 7 on May 14: over the weekend we’ve had news on its IP rating and the internal storage, and now we’ve got more details on the phone’s display.
Specifically, the OnePlus 7 Pro model is going to arrive with support for HDR10+, and that’s been confirmed by OnePlus itself.
If you’re new to HDR, or High Dynamic Range, it ensures both dark parts and light parts of an image or video stay detailed and visible – it effectively controls the range of colors on a screen at any one time.
With Dolby Vision, HDR10+ is one of a handful of HDR standards floating around at the moment, and one of the most advanced. Only a few smartphones support the tech at the time of writing, including the Samsung Galaxy S10.
As well as being able to intelligently change the image shown on a display on a frame-by-frame basis, HDR10+ also ups the ante in terms of maximum brightness compared with HDR10 (4,000 nits rather than 3,000 nits).
You’ll need a HDR10+ compatible source as well to get the most from the technology, but the likes of YouTube and Netflix already have support built into their apps.
It seems clear that the display is going to be one of the stars of the OnePlus 7 show, at least as far as the Pro model is concerned: bumps in resolution and refresh rate have been confirmed, and the screen has already earned a top rating from independent reviewers.
How much of this tech trickles down to the standard OnePlus 7 remains to be seen, but all will be revealed when the official OnePlus 7 launch event gets underway on May 14.