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A 120 Hz refresh rate and 240 Hz touch sampling may be headed to the Sony Xperia 1 II

The Xperia 1 II may support a 120 Hz refresh rate after all. (Image source: Sony)
The Xperia 1 II may support a 120 Hz refresh rate after all. (Image source: Sony)
Sony may enable two of the display features of the Xperia 5 II on the Xperia 1 II, according to a new report. Apparently, the Xperia 1 II has had a 120 Hz display from the beginning, despite being limited to 60 Hz.
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As it stands, the Xperia 5 II has almost the same specifications as the Xperia 1 II, including identical chipsets and camera sensors. The Xperia 5 II has a 120 Hz display though that supports 240 Hz touch sampling, compared to the 60 Hz panel of the Xperia 1 II. Sony insists that its Motion Blur Reduction produces a '90 Hz equivalent' viewing experience to its credit, but the Xperia 5 II still has the advantage over its bigger sibling. To top it off, the smaller of the two devices is also around 18% cheaper.

However, a new, albeit unconfirmed, report claims that Sony plans to enable both Xperia 5 II features on the Xperia 1 II. According to AndroidNext, Sony will enable 240 Hz touch sampling and a 120 Hz refresh rate on the Xperia 1 II, which would be a huge upgrade for the device even if it is unclear when these improvements will arrive. If this is the case, then it would mean that Sony has left the Xperia 1 II running at below its capabilities since its release in May.

It is worth noting that a 120 Hz refresh rate will not be available at 4K. Instead, enabling 120 Hz will drop the resolution to either 1440p or 1080p. AndroidNext has not confirmed which resolution it will be, though. Going off the Galaxy S20 series, then Sony may restrict the Xperia 1 II to 120 Hz at 1080p.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-09-17 (Update: 2020-09-17)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.