OnePlus 9 Pro will arrive with LTPO screen with lower battery consumption and variable refresh rate

OnePlus is expected to present its new series of OnePlus 9 smartphones next March.

Before launch, the device’s features are being leaked. Today, a new leak comes from Max Jambor.

Max has posted an image stating ‘LTPO’ alongside ‘9 Pro’ clearly stating that the Pro variant will have an LTPO display.

Samsung used LTPO technology in the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy S21 Ultra, and Apple is expected to use LTPO displays in future iPhone 13 Pro. The technology was developed by Apple for use in its watches, as it has advantages over to traditional LTPS panels.

LTPS stands for Low-Temperature Polysilicon, while LTPO stands for Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide.

In an LTPO display, the motherboard has IGZO (Gallium Zinc Oxide) which saves 5-15% battery life compared to LTPS panels. In addition, this motherboard allows manufacturers to dynamically change the refresh rates of the screen.

This means that the user interface can intelligently manage the battery by varying the refresh rates of the screen and also help in situations where the screen is continuously on.

In terms of specifications, the OnePlus 9 Pro should have a 6.78 ″ AMOLED QHD + screen, curved sides and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It is expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, quad cameras with the collaboration of Hasselblad, up to 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11.

The standard OnePlus 9 (not Pro) will likely have a slightly smaller 6.55 ″ AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 870, 48MP Sony IMX689 triple sensor camera, and a 48MP selfie camera with 16MP ultra wide-angle lens.

Both the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro will have a 4,500mAh battery. While the charging technology is yet to be confirmed, Max has already claimed that the devices will come with a charger inside the box.

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