2020 iPhone set to get 120Hz Pro Motion OLED display
All the tantalizing rumors regarding the Apple iPhone all currently revolve around the 2020 model, which looks to be the first major redesign following the introduction of the iPhone X in 2017. As it stands, the 2019 iPhone due out around September looks like a basic iterative update in line with an ‘s’ model even if it picks up the iPhone XI the newer sounding nomenclature. However, at least one more killer feature looks like it will have to wait for 2020 iPhone.
Samsung tipster Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) says that Apple is in talks with Samsung and LG regarding the supply of the 2020 iPhone and is targeting a peak refresh rate of 120Hz. As with the Pro Motion 120Hz displays on its iPad Pro models, it would default to 60Hz but ramp up to 120Hz when needed in order to maintain a balance between performance and battery life. Currently, the iPhone Xs (as with the iPhone X) are stuck with standard 60Hz panels even though they enjoy the other key benefits of OLED displays including inky blacks and HDR.
It is possible that Apple will, however, transition the OLED panel on the 2019 iPhone to one that supports at least 90Hz, which a few Android phones currently boast like the OnePlus 7 Pro. However, it was only today that Apple and every other Android maker out there got beaten to the punch on being able to brag about having an OLED panel with a 120Hz-capable display. That honor goes to the all-new Asus Rog Phone II, which also features support for 10-bit HDR along with some other outlandish specs.