If you wanted to play PUBG mobile with a frame rate of over 60 fps, it was a bit tricky. You had to live in China or download the Chinese version of it PUBG mobile (well, it’s actually called Game for peace), plus you needed a phone with a refresh rate of 90 Hz or 120 Hz. Now Tencent Games is finally adding support for 90fps in the US and other countries, but you have to wait a month unless you have some specific OnePlus phones.
In particular, if you own a OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 7T or OnePlus 7 Pro, you can now run the game at a smooth 90 frames per second.
After the timed exclusivity deal expired on September 7, Tencent said there was one PUBG mobile player with any smartphone that supports higher frame rate can optionally enable 90fps. This means that Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S20, the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL, Asus ROG Phone II and the Razer Phone 2 must have access. Don’t expect an iPhone to run the game at 90fps because iPhone screens are still stuck at 60Hz, but the 120Hz iPad Pro could support the feature.
OnePlus announced a similar partnership with Epic Games in May that allowed its 8 Series phones to work Fortnite at 90 fps. However, enabling a higher frame rate is possible Fortnite for the OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro, the default graphics settings are lowered to “Low”, such as noticed by GameSpot. Tencent has not said whether a 90fps in PUBG mobile will decrease graphics reliability, although another factor could be what kind of processing power each phone packs – the Samsung Galaxy S20 has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip as the OnePlus 8, while the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a slightly faster Snapdragon 865 Plus Processor.