Apple will again negotiate with Samsung for 120 Hz LTPO displays to be used on iPhone 13 models, according to a market research company. The new screens apple will use will have lower power consumption despite the higher refresh rate.
The iPhone 12 family, introduced to consumers in October last year, were the best smartphones of the year for many, with flat metal frames reminiscent of both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 models, camera improvements and performance upgrades. But despite all its features, the iPhone 12 family also had a significant shortcoming: screen refresh rate.
In the past year, almost all Android flagships have offered a screen refresh rate of 90 or 120 Hz, but Apple has continued to offer a standard refresh rate of 60 Hz on iPhone 12 models. But that will change with the iPhone 13, according to information obtained by market research firm UBI Research and published by The Elec.
Apple will offer a refresh rate of 120 Hz on the iPhone 13 with Samsung’s LTPO displays
Samsung Display will replace existing OLED display production for Apple’s new iPhone models with low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPO) TFT displays later this year. The biggest increase of the LTPO display for new iPhones will be lower power consumption and variable screen refresh rate of up to a maximum of 120 Hz.
In fact, Apple already uses LTPO displays on Apple Watch models, and LTPO technology, which reduces the refresh rate to 1 Hz during static images, saves a lot of power. At the moment, it is not known how many Hz refresh rate the LTPO display on the iPhone 13 will offer, but it is considered certain to offer a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz.
Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also confirms that apple will benefit from LTPO display technology along with the iPhone 13. The problem is, I don’t know. According to Kuo, Apple will only use LTPO displays with 120 Hz support on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models. In other words, when you buy an affordable iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 mini, you won’t be able to take advantage of the 120 Hz display.