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Galaxy S20 could ship with 120 Hz display deactivated, Ultra is no 'Ultra' says leaker

Renders based on Galaxy S11/S20 leaks. (Source: @BenGeskin)
Renders based on Galaxy S11/S20 leaks. (Source: @BenGeskin)
Tipster Ice Universe, in a series of now deleted tweets, has suggested that Samsung could drop the 120 Hz display functionality that he only this week tipped was coming to the new Galaxy S20 range. In another since deleted tweet, Ice Universe also suggested that other than the extra-large display 6.9-inch display, there is now nothing else that might distinguish the ‘Ultra’ model.

Usually reliable Samsung leaker Ice Universe published a series of posts, since deleted, expressing disappointment that the forthcoming Galaxy S20 range will not ship with displays set to a 120 Hz refresh rate. In one of the deleted tweets, Ice Universe even suggested that buyers opt for the OnePlus 8 instead as a result causing confusion among his followers. It was only a couple of days ago that Ice Universe broke the news that the Galaxy S20 range would indeed feature displays with 120 Hz refresh rates, a feature many Samsung fans had been hoping to see.

In place of the now deleted tweets, Ice Universe has posted a question to his followers asking whether they would still but a Galaxy S20 model if it didn’t ship with a 120 Hz display. While some comments have indicated they would settle for a display with at least a 90 Hz refresh rate, most have indicated that they if Samsung sticks with a 60 Hz refresh rate that they would no longer consider purchasing it. With flagship smartphones in 2020 set to feature higher display refresh rates across the board, it would be very surprising if Samsung opted out of including it as a key feature upgrade.

In another since deleted tweet, Ice Universe also expressed disappointment that the rumored Galaxy S20 Ultra would not feature additional points of differentiation from its stablemates other than its extra-large 6.9-inch display. Ice Universe had expected the Ultra to feature additional, but unspecified, camera features. Special camera tweaks would have put it in line with last year’s larger Galaxy S10 5G, which came with an additional depth sensing module for a quad rear camera set up. All will officially be revealed on February 11, although Ice Universe is apparently digging deeper to get a firmer indication of what Samsung’s Galaxy S20 specifications will be.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-01- 9 (Update: 2020-01- 9)