If you have been following the news, you might have heard Google has caused a bit of controversy with the display of its Pixel 4 smartphones. Advertised as “Smooth Display”, Google boasted that it had a 90Hz refresh rate, but according to recent discoveries, it was found that it wasn’t always 90Hz.
It would actually switch between 90Hz and 60Hz depending on the display’s brightness unless users were to manually enable 90Hz all the time in the developer options. Now, OnePlus thought that it would be a good idea to troll Google by posting a tweet about how its smartphones had a 90Hz refresh rate at all brightness levels, but the company has since deleted the tweet as it has backfired on them.
While it is true that OnePlus phones do have a 90Hz refresh rate display, it has been pointed out that this is because OnePlus actually has an option in its Android overlay where it would “force” the 90Hz refresh rate all the time. This means that technically, OnePlus would be in the same shoes as Google had that option not been enabled, and it is also why we imagine is the reason the company pulled its tweet.
Sometimes it can be pretty funny to see companies troll each other, but there is that saying about how people living in glass houses should not throw rocks. That being said, Google did issue a comment stating that they plan on introducing an update that would address the issue.