We have seen extremely-smooth 120Hz displays earlier than in gaming-centric handsets just like the Razer Phone and Razer Phone 2, however now a tweet from reliable tipster Ice Universe is claiming that Apple’s 2020 iPhones could possibly be doubling their display refresh rates from the present 60Hz-capable iPhone XS. Based on Ice Universe’s tweet, the Cupertino company is “considering a switchable 60Hz/120Hz refresh rate display screen on the iPhone in 2020”. It also states that Apple “is discussing with Samsung and LG,” that are identified to be the two largest suppliers of smartphone AMOLED displays in the world.
By “switchable 60Hz/120Hz”, it is presumed that next year’s iPhones will change to a 60Hz refresh rate whenever static pictures are displayed in order to conserve battery.
If true, it will not be the first time Apple has launched mobile devices to market with 120Hz shows – all of its 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPads launched since 2017 have boasted ultra-fast refresh rates, albeit without the advantages of OLED technology, such as individually-lit pixels, perfect blacks, and low power consumption. Instead, the tablets sported LED Retina ProMotion displays.
After all, Apple is at present getting ready for the launch of this year’s iPhone 11handsets in September, so it’s going to probably be an extended while before we hear any concrete details about next year’s model.