No more small generation iterations, Samsung seems to be planning a lot of change for its future flagship, the Galaxy S11, which is due to arrive in early 2020. It is once again thanks to the beta of One UI 2.0 that we get information on the plans of the South Korean giant. After the 108 megapixel 8K compatible camera, it’s the screen’s turn to reveal itself.
Samsung Switches Directly To 120Hz
Increasing the refresh rate of a screen makes the interface, and therefore the user experience, more fluid. If you already have 120 Hz or 144 Hz (or even more) displays on a PC, this is a technology that is just beginning to arrive on a mobile phone.
Apple has made a lot of noise with its 120 Hz screens on iPad Pro, while on smartphones you should turn to Google’s Razer Phone, OnePlus 7T Pro or Pixel 4, with a 90Hz screen for the latter two.
As identified by Ice Universe, One UI’s beta on Galaxy Note 9 incorporates a hidden parameter for a high refresh rate mode.
The parameter specifically mentions a 120 Hz screen and the possibility of enabling or disabling this refresh rate depending on the applications. The use of this technology leads to higher battery consumption, and it may be interesting to use it sparingly.
It is difficult to know for which smartphone this parameter will be used. In any case, this smartphone, probably the Galaxy S11, will have to be equipped with the recently unveiled Exynos 990 chip, which is compatible with 120 Hz displays. Things are well done.