Discover the mind-blowing 4,500-nit peak brightness of the OnePlus 12!

OnePlus 12 Shatters Records with 4,500 Nits Peak Brightness

Last week, OnePlus announced the introduction of the OnePlus 12 in China. What’s got everyone talking about it is the record peak brightness of 4,500 nits. This is a unique feature of the OnePlus 12’s display among other smartphones released in 2023.

The company claims that the OnePlus 12 has not one, not two, but six major display breakthroughs and nine world-first features that grace its screen. Not only that, but 18 other records have been seemingly shattered, raising the bar of expectations.

Comparing it to other phones in 2023, the OnePlus 12’s 4,500-nit peak brightness stands out. For example, the Google Pixel 8 Pro has a 2,400-nit display, and Apple’s peak brightness is up to 2,000 nits.

But how did OnePlus achieve such a high peak brightness? To understand, you need to consider that AMOLED displays work differently. An OLED display consists of self-illuminated pixels that can be selectively switched on or off with the screen’s TFT backplane. This allows the phone to display billions of colors.

By selectively allocating power to pixels, the screen can exhibit different brightness levels depending on the APL, or Average Picture Level. At 100% APL, the screen displays a fully white image, while at 0% APL it’s fully black. Therefore, the fewer pixels that are turned on, the more power they can get allocated, making them brighter.

Real-life tests reveal that the OnePlus 12 can deliver 1,630 nits of brightness at 100% APL and 2,675 nits at 1% APL, which aligns with the rumored 2,600-nit maximum brightness.

While the OnePlus 12 is technically capable of a 4,500-nit peak brightness, it’s unlikely that this level of brightness will be used in daily life. However, OnePlus claims this peak brightness record from a contender has been refuted, so it will be interesting to see real-world usage of the phone’s display.

In conclusion, the OnePlus 12 has certainly achieved a groundbreaking peak brightness that has captured attention. Despite the discrepancy in the maximum screen brightness, the OnePlus 12 remains at the top with its impressive display, setting a new standard for smartphone brightness.