The low-temperature polysilicon oxide (LTPO) display technology used on the Galaxy Note 20 Series smart machine, or called HOP, is said to deliver excellent energy savings in the form of variable refresh rates, according to sources close to Samsung. But before that, Samsung and Apple had commercialized the technology on last year’s Galaxy Active 2 and Apple Watch Series 4, respectively.
Galaxy Note 10 Plus Profile (from: Samsung Website)
Apple is seen as the owner of the original LTPO patent, but that doesn’t mean Samsung is reluctant to pay a patent fee to improve the refresh rate of TFT-compatible panels.
The same report says that while LG made the LTPO TFT panel for the Apple Watch Series 4 as early as 2018, the screens used on the new 2021 iPhone will be handed over to Samsung.
As a considerable energy-saving technology, the LTPO is said to be 20% more efficient than the LTPS, and is expected to deliver a more pleasing performance for the Galaxy Note 20 Series smart machines (and the constant display).
However, it has been reported that the entry-level Galaxy Note 20 model is still not up-to-date because only the Galaxy Note 20 Plus flagship model will use HOP display technology based on the LTPO TFT platform.
Finally, while the entry Galaxy Note 20 may miss out on a high refresh rate of 120Hz, its battery life won’t have a significant impact on the real-world application.
If all goes well, Samsung will unveil the answer at a press conference on August 5 and sell it in most parts of the world by early September.