The DSCC CEO has published a list of smartphones already on the market or arriving in 2020 that support the 120Hz screen frequency. From the rumors that have been around since April, even theiPhone 12 Pro had to be equipped with this technology, but the model does not appear in the list published by Young. It is not excluded however that within the next year, Apple could integrate the functionality in the next outgoing models.
iPhone 12 Pro, no 120 Hz screen
To point out that iPhone 12 Pro of Apple Young himself was absent from the list, confirming the advances provided by other sources. The problem depends on the possibility or not of using for the screens of the iPhone OLED panels with LTPO technology, which allow you to vary the refresh rate from 1 to 120 Hz based on the content displayed.
According to sources, Apple will not be able to access these types of components before 2021. One of the reasons for the lack of this feature, already used by technology Pro-motion from iPad Pro, could depend on the impact that the frequency of this type of screen would have on battery life. Apple may therefore have found the use of the 120 Hz screen on iPhones unsatisfactory and according to rumors, the 2020 range smartphones will continue to be equipped with a traditional 60 Hz panel.
120 Hz screen: here are the equipped smartphones
So for the moment Apple must renounce this characteristic for his iPhone 12 Pro, but it is not said that by 2021 the battery node could be solved and the 120 Hz screen inserted on the next models. If in fact iPhone 12 Pro lags behind, the 120Hz screen has already been equipped for its own competitor. Among the smartphones equipped with a 120Hz screen coming out in 2020 we find the Asus Rog Phone 3, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 and the Google Pixel 5.