OnePlus 7 Pro's QHD+ display is certified for HDR10+

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With the OnePlus 7 Pro launching just over a week from now, the company is starting to reveal more information about the flagship. We already know that the phone will have a QHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and OnePlus has detailed that the screen is certified for HDR10+. Calling it a "display of the future," the OnePlus 7 Pro joins a handful of flagships that offer HDR10+:

HDR10+ provides frame-by-frame adjustments for the optimum representation of contrast from the HDR source content. HDR10+ also produces 4000 nits of peak brightness, a massive increase of 3,000 nits compared to HDR10. Being an open format, it's license and royalty free and therefore easily adoptable by manufacturers and content producers with quality maintained through an HDR10+ certification and logo program.

The display on the device has already picked up an A+ rating from DisplayMate, with OnePlus CEO Pete Lau noting that the panel will set a "benchmark for the smartphone industry:"

HDR10+ is the future of not just television displays, but also smartphone displays as well. We hope that our newest device will set a new benchmark for the smartphone industry and open up a new world of visual fluidity for users. We're glad we are leading the ranks in sharing quality technology with the world.

Elsewhere, the OnePlus 7 Pro will have three cameras at the back with a 3x optical zoom lens, and a retractable selfie camera that creates an all-screen front. The phone is now up for pre-booking in India (opens in new tab), and it is slated to retail for ₹49,999 ($725) in the country once it goes on sale next week. You'll have to shell out $749 in global markets to get your hands on the device.

Update: An earlier version of the article referenced HDR10 playback for Netflix and YouTube. OnePlus clarified that it's not ready to share content partnerships just yet, so we'll have to wait until May 14 to know more on this front.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • OnePlus will get this certification but they don't get the IPXX certification. Pfft.
  • This certification probably comes cheaper. But the OnePlus 6t survives getting dunked or splashed, so I'm sure the 7 pro will be just fine too.
  • IPxx certifications are little more than marketing. And it's one of the more pointless ones. It's not covered under warranty and it's not a guarantee against water/dust damage. Recent OnePlus devices have been shown to be equally water resistant as IPxx certified ones. Also, it costs considerable amount of money to get that certification. HDR10+ is an open standard and the certification costs very little. Also, it's a necessary certification to be compatible with official HDR content.
  • Dunking in a few inches of water and pulling it right back out is not the same as third party verification that a device can go several feet underwater and be held there for half an hour. Water resistance is not covered under warranty because there is no way to know if a user simply splashed the device, or dropped it in a 60 foot lake, or hit it with a power washer with the SIM tray out because they wanted a new one.
  • It took them long enough. My OnePlus One has one of the worst screens I've ever used. It is practically useless outdoors. And yes, I'm still using it (indoors).
  • As a OP user I read this as:
    - Battery hog
    - Mobile phone small screen does not need 4k high Def screens
    - This another feature to bump up the price by 15-20%.
    -Every price increase makes phones like Xiaomi more attractive. Can use the other 400$ on a trip abroad or similar
  • - Have you tested it?
    - 4K and HDR have nothing to do with each other. Learn the difference.
    - Most people want this feature. You're not the market. And you still have the standard OP7.
    - Xiaomi phones are not on the same level. Also, their business model is very very different. But, if it suits you, go get a Xiaomi. It's a free market! The OP7 Pro is made to complete with the Galaxy S10+, iPhone XS Max, LG G8 etc, not to compete with something like Xiaomi. Their sister company Vivo fills that segment and competes with Xiaomi.
  • I am still using the op5 and have been waiting to upgrade. This is the best phone I have ever had. My wife gets all the newest iPhones and she can't believe how amazing this phone has been. Two days on one charge and if I do need to charge it then it's only for 10 or 15 min to last me all day easily. I watch so many people struggle with battery, but the One Plus ability to charge quickly is key. I will risk the battery life on this one. The features are amazing and the battery should be considerably larger than mine so I am hoping that the size will make up for the increase in power needs.... We will see... You will never get those features for that price and I have never liked xiomi at all. Besides... Where abroad are you going for a few hundred dollars. I use my phone daily. I run two businesses through my phone and it just needs to work properly and quickly. One plus has never let me down so I will continue to purchase phones from them!
  • You realize no phone has a 4k display. The 3120x1440 is a 2k resolution. Also im pretty sure the battery should last for a while considering the software and soc. Xiaomi is a budget phone company. Oneplus is supposed to compete with all the $1000 flagships so id say $749 for everything you get is way mor worth it than buying an s10e
  • You do realize Sony does have a few 4k display phones, right?
  • While 4K has nothing to do with this article, there is a point to having it in a phone which is VR. Even 2K phones look pixelated in VR headsets. So as mobile processors/GPUs get more powerful, we could get practical VR usage from phones if they increase the resolution. It'd be a niche market but still a purpose for its existence.
  • HDR10+ is a software that Samsung developed to counter Dolby vision. They charge a small annual fee to use this and it's actually worth the money. IP ratings are stupid. Just don't take your phone swimming and you will be okay...
  • Hdr10+ is also something that you can see and experience first hand and if it was between that and IP rating I think most would choose hdr10+. The phone will still be water resistant, adding an iP rating would only increase the cost $100+ and add no discernible quality unless you have a habit of submerging your phone 5meters for 30min which is pointless.
  • I have to agree with you there. HDR10+ is something that benefits people in normal use. Most people will never benefit from water resistance. Except my best friend, lol.
    However, it should be pointed out the OnePlus thinks water resistance is important, and spent advertising money to show you.
  • "HDR10+ also produces 4000 nits of peak brightness". That's impressive! Which phones can do 4000 nits? I wanna get it!