2020 will see the rise of 120Hz display phones

by October 30, 2019 0 comments

The year 2018 marked the wide entry of notch in smartphones that later became widely popular with almost every smartphone now coming with it. First, it was wide and ugly, then came the water drop, teardrop, etc. The reason to bring notch was to maximize the display ratio all while making the display look crisp. And as the industry progressed, a notch was replaced by an in-display camera in 2019 and the same year marked the entry of 90Hz display smartphones such as OnePlus 7T.

While most of the users talk about display resolution, PPI density, well we had till now never considered the refresh rate. However, the priority has been changed and the high refresh rate screens are the talk of the tech town. For instance, from great design to its robust software and hardware such as the 90Hz refresh rate display, the OnePlus 7T will impress you in every way possible.

But, it looks like 90Hz won’t be something mainstream next year, as reports are already started coming in for phones to sport a 120Hz display. But first, let’s understand what is refresh rate.

What is Refresh Rate (Hz)

Well, if you aren’t aware, the refresh rate generally means the number of times the screen refreshes its image in one second and is measured in Hz. Presently, most of the smartphones come with a 60Hz refresh rate.

While the 90Hz refresh rate automatically makes navigation and scrolling seamless, just imagine what the 120Hz display would do. And to add more to your imagination, we would like to tell you that Samsung has already developed a chip that is capable enough to power future mobile devices that will in-depth use video and artificial intelligence (AI) applications as well as 5G communications. Called the Exynos 990 – a premium mobile processor has been developed using advanced 7-nanometer (nm) process technology. The Exynos 990 has the capability to support 120Hz refresh-rate display driver that will make gaming a much more seamless and lively by reducing screen tearing and enabling smoother animations even on devices with multiple displays, such as foldable phones.

Do you need a 120Hz refresh rate?

You must be imagining how a phone with a high refresh rate screen feels like? Well, to be honest, I have used phones with 60Hz and also used 90Hz and the change is drastic and quite addictive. For instance, if you are scrolling in App drawer, in your browser, settings menu, or your social media feed, having a phone with a 90Hz refresh rate will make your content will flow up and down in a fluidic manner. So, you can imagine how will a 120Hz will feel like.


Well, 120Hz is just like 4K as not much content is available to take advantage of such a high refresh rate display.

The ASUS ROG Phone 2 is the only phone available commercially to have the 120Hz AMOLED display.

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