Samsung is one of the leading manufacturers when it comes to displays, which is why despite their rivalry, Apple relies quite a bit on Samsung to supply some of the display tech that is used in their products. But it looks like OnePlus is hoping to challenge that status quo in a partnership with BOE.
The company announced on Weibo a “historic moment” in which they will be working on BOE to develop new display technology. The company is vague on the details of this partnership, but it is largely believed that this could have something to do with the upcoming OnePlus 12, but we should have more details on the 24th of October where an event will be held in Chongqing, China.
It was reported yesterday that the OnePlus 12 could come with an insanely bright display that could go up to 3,000 nits in peak brightness. This would trump devices like the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, which last we heard, could have a display with a peak brightness of 2,500 nits.
At the moment, the recently-announced OnePlus Open foldable phone has the entire market beat with its display, where the company claims it can go up to 2,800 nits in peak brightness, so if the rumors of the OnePlus 12 are true, it could end up being even brighter than that.
One of the benefits of having super bright displays is that it makes things easier to see under direct sunlight. While one could argue that a brighter display could potentially be more battery-draining, having a wider range will at least give users more options and control. The OnePlus 12 is rumored to launch in China this December, making it one of the first phones in the world to pack the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, and is expected to follow up with a global launch in early 2024.
Source: OnePlus @ Weibo