No QHD+ at 120Hz for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series: new leak

Note 20 screens may not be that big a step up from the Note 10+. (Source: Samsung)
Note 20 screens may not be that big a step up from the Note 10+. (Source: Samsung)
A Twitter tipster has claimed that the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 series will not be capable of a 120 hertz (Hz) refresh rate when their displays are set to a QHD+ resolution, according to someone currently in possession of these devices. Therefore, they may be restricted to the higher rate at FHD+ only, as with the current S20 flagships. This contradicts an earlier rumor on the subject.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

A leaker called MauriQHD claims that the Galaxy Note 20 series is not going to come with QHD+ displays that support a refresh rate of 120 hertz (Hz) out of the box. Samsung fans may have been expecting this premium spec following the release of an S20 series with screens that could only deliver the high-end rate when dialled down to FHD+.

The OEM had also been projected to address this boasting-rights deficiency in its next upcoming flagship phablets following a leak claiming its "Ultra" variant was to switch to low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) technology. This kind of display is rated to conserve battery life throughout demanding tasks such as driving 120Hz with more pixels.

In any case, it is possible QHD+ at 120Hz is only so much of an advantage. A recent flagship smartphone power-consumption test conducted by Anandtech resulted in findings that the OnePlus 8 series was second-worst in these terms with these phones' own QHD+/120Hz setting on.

Furthermore, the Galaxy S20 Ultra came last in this test when it had 120Hz engaged in FHD+ mode. Therefore, it is possible Samsung is not yet ready to brook the potential damage the combination of on-trend high refresh rates and high resolutions could do to the new Note line's reputation for battery life. However, it has to be said that this new theory is based on the word of some "guy who has it".


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07- 8 (Update: 2020-07- 8)
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