the iPhone or next year with LTPO low-power screen 120Hz high refresh rate feature may be delayed

External media MacRumors has learned from multiple sources that Apple is considering introducing 120Hz ProMotion Variable Refresh Rate technology to the iPhone product line to deliver a smoother content response experience. The feature was first launched on the iPad Pro tablet in 2017, but since last July, there have been rumours that Apple will support a variable refresh rate of 60/120Hz on at least one 2020 iPhone model.

the iPhone or next year with LTPO low-power screen 120Hz high refresh rate feature may be delayed

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As a well-known Samsung device blaster, @UniverseIce’s credibility is still high. Then, in October, DigiTimes released a report saying that Apple plans to release a new 120Hz iPhone by 2020.

Recently, Max Weinbach and Jon Prosser both claimed that the second half of the iPhone 12 Pro high-end models also supported the ProMotion. In the early days of release, however, Apple may be disabled at the software level to extend the device’s battery life.

the iPhone or next year with LTPO low-power screen 120Hz high refresh rate feature may be delayed

In addition, analyst Ross Young added on Twitter that this summer’s Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Plus may be the only flagship smartphone of the year that will use LTPO’s low-power display technology, as Apple could delay the iPhone until 2021.

the iPhone or next year with LTPO low-power screen 120Hz high refresh rate feature may be delayed

It points out that if the company plans to support ProMotion on the iPhone, the LTPO’s addition will be necessary. After all, variable refresh rate technology can be as low as 1Hz to optimize battery life when the device is inactive.

the iPhone or next year with LTPO low-power screen 120Hz high refresh rate feature may be delayed

Low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) can further reduce screen function by 15% compared to the current low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) technology.

If the 2021 iPhone does introduce such a feature, it is expected to support features such as Always-on, as it does the Apple Watch Series 5.