When the OnePlus 3 was announced the other day, we reported that it had a 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display. Now we’re sure many of you guys are scratching your heads at what that means? After all for the most part many phones these days use AMOLED displays, or in the case of Apple’s iPhones, LCDs, so what’s the difference?
This was not explained during the launch of the phone, but thankfully during a Reddit AMA, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei explained the feature after being asked by a user. According to Pei, the reason for rebranding it is because this is a tweaked version of an AMOLED display which apparently has been designed for better outdoor use.
“We’ve taken Super AMOLED and added our take on contrast and color temperature, to try and bring it more true to life. In addition, we’ve designed its performance profile to work well when outdoors in bright conditions.” Pei also notes that the AMOLED panels are current-gen, so users don’t have to worry about “old technology”.
He also says, “But do understand that displays get customized for each manufacturer. No serious manufacturer uses off the shelf displays.” That being said, the OnePlus 3 is still a 1080p handset which in today’s QHD landscape is rather unfortunate, but the upside is the it costs less and uses less energy.