OnePlus and Epic Games announce partnership, bring 90fps gaming to OnePlus flagship devices

By Swapnil Mathur | Published on 26 May 2020
OnePlus and Epic Games announce partnership, bring 90fps gaming to OnePlus flagship devices
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OnePlus and Epic Games announce new partnership.

Fortnite will run at 90fps on OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8.

Older OnePlus devices will run Fortnite at 60fps.

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OnePlus has today announced a partnership with Epic Games, the outcome of which is going to excite a lot of gamers. The two companies have partnered together to release a version of Fortnite that would run at 90fps on the new OnePlus 8 Pro and the OnePlus 8. This is a big deal since no OnePlus device has been able to offer gaming at a frame rate higher than 60fps.

The partnership between OnePlus and Epic Games will result in a version of Fortnite that will run at up to 90fps on the company’s latest flagships, the OnePlus 8 Pro and the OnePlus 8. “OnePlus and Epic Games have created one of the best Fortnite experiences ever on a smartphone. The OnePlus 8 Series delivers a smooth, high framerate Fortnite gameplay experience – that even current generation console game systems can’t match,” said Pete Lau, Founder & CEO, OnePlus. “OnePlus creates the best devices for mobile gaming through our industry-leading display, speedy performance, and overall user experience designed with power-users in mind.” 

The OnePlus 8 Pro and the OnePlus 8 use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC paired with 8 or 12GB of RAM and feature 120Hz and 90Hz refresh rate displays respectively. The previous flagships from OnePlus, the OnePlus 7T Pro also sports a 90Hz display, however, uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. OnePlus has clarified that the 90Hz frame rate will be limited to the newest OnePlus phones, and users of the OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7Pro and even the OnePlus 7 would be able to run the game at 60fps max. The OnePlus 7Pro (Review) was the first OnePlus device to sport a high refresh rate display, but at the time, did not run any game higher than 60fps. Finally, a year later, we are getting our first high-refresh-rate gaming experience on a Oneplus device.

“OnePlus and Epic Games have created one of the best Fortnite experiences ever on a smartphone. The OnePlus 8 Series delivers a smooth, high framerate Fortnite gameplay experience – that even current generation console game systems can’t match,” said Pete Lau, Founder & CEO, OnePlus. “OnePlus creates the best devices for mobile gaming through our industry-leading display, speedy performance, and overall user experience designed with power-users in mind.” 

There is a large library of games that can run at frame rates higher than 60fps, thanks to the early push by brands like Razer and Asus. Most of these apps, however, only function at high frame rates when they are run on the Razer Phone II or the Asus ROG Phone II. Both the phones sport a 120Hz display and now, the OnePlus 8 Pro is joining their ranks. While it's great to see OnePlus finally bring high-fps gaming to their flagship device, we cannot wait to see more titles running at 90fps on OnePlus’ devices. The OnePlus 8 Pro and the OnePlus 8 are available on Amazon and OnePlus's own website for purchase, with a shipping date set for May 29.

OnePlus 8 Pro 256GB Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹59999
Release Date: 14 Apr 2020
Variant: 128GB8GBRAM , 256GB12GBRAM
Market Status: Launched

Key Specs

  • Screen Size Screen Size
    6.65" (1440 x 3120)
  • Camera Camera
    64 + 8 + 48 + 5 | 32 MP
  • Memory Memory
    256GB/8 GB
  • Battery Battery
    4500 mAh
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