More than one iPhone 13 could have 120Hz screen, analyst says

More than one iPhone 13 could have 120Hz screen, analyst says
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It's no secret that one iPhone 13 model will have a 120Hz screen, but one analyst reckons there will be a second 120Hz handset in the new range.

According to Ross Young, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max will both have LTPO displays, which allow for a 120Hz refresh rate. Previously, it was thought only the Pro Max model would have the feature.

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That would be double the refresh rate of the current iPhone range. A higher refresh rate means less blur, and is particularly well suited to fast-moving content particularly games.

Most recent high-end phones have refresh rates of either 90Hz or 120Hz. Samsung has even launched some mid-range devices with those refresh rates. So Apple's move would be welcomed by many.

LTPO screens allow for variable refresh rates. While they top out at 120Hz, they can also go much lower for less intensive tasks such as reading emails. This would save the device's battery life.

Apple already uses LTPO displays for its Apple Watch device, so it isn't completely new to this technology.

In other iPhone 13 news, a screen protector has leaked (via 9to5Mac) that suggests the device will have a smaller notch than the iPhone 12. The notch houses the front-facing camera for taking selfies and authenticating using Face ID. A smaller notch would take up less of the screen, making content more immersive.

According to 9to5Mac, the new notch will be around 30 per cent smaller – another welcome change in a handset that's already shaping up to be quite the phone.


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  • iGeeksBlog
    I’ll keep my fingers crossed 🤞 ’till September 2021, hoping some of them can come true. 👉

    Higher refresh rate: I know that a 120Hz refresh rate is rumored, and this is me just manifesting it.

    Let's see ▶ What are some rumors about the iPhone 13?