One of the selling points of Apple’s iPad Pro is its beautiful 120Hz display. If you’ve ever tried it, you’ll know how smooth and slick the display is and what a pleasure it is to use. We’re sure that as a result, many are wondering if this is a feature that Apple could be considering bringing to its iPhones.
So far, the company hasn’t done so, but according to a tweet by leakster Ice Universe, they are claiming that Apple will be bringing this feature to its 2020 iPhones. According to the tweet, it seems that Apple is in talks with both Samsung and LG to bring those displays to its iPhones, and that it could be a display that can switch between 60Hz and 120Hz.
If this is true, it actually makes a ton of sense. This is because on Android phones, there is a hidden option to enable displays with a higher refresh rate for some phones. However, the reason why this is not a feature offered is because a higher refresh rate means a bigger battery drain, so by allowing the phone to switch between 60Hz and 120Hz will offer a balance between a smooth display and also making sure it is not a battery hog.
Apple is considering a switchable 60Hz/120Hz refresh rate screen on the iPhone in 2020, and is discussing with Samsung and LG. pic.twitter.com/4aoU303umu
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 21, 2019
Needless to say that you should take it with a grain of salt for now, but displays with a higher refresh rate does seem like a logical progression. After all, Razer has done it with both the Razer Phone and Razer Phone 2, while OnePlus has also offered a 90Hz display with its OnePlus 7 Pro.