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Samsung insider confirms 120 Hz displays for all three Galaxy S20 models

Renders of the Galaxy S20 range based on leaked information. (Source: @BenGeskin)
Renders of the Galaxy S20 range based on leaked information. (Source: @BenGeskin)
Samsung insider Ice Universe has started to drip feed specifications of the Galaxy S20 series of smartphones set to debut on February 11. A key feature just confirmed is that all of the three flagship models will feature Super AMOLED displays with a 120 Hz refresh rate for the first time.
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Samsung insider Ice Universe looks to have been given some insight into the specifications of the new forthcoming Galaxy S20 range. Previously better known as the Galaxy S11, or direct sequel to the Galaxy S10, Samsung’s flagship handsets for 2020 will now feature Super AMOLED displays with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The feature was a notable omission on the Galaxy S10 range with much of its Android competition picking up higher refresh rates than the default 60 Hz refresh rate found on all of Samsung’s handsets in 2019.

There are now three Galaxy S20 models coming next month. The standard S20 (SM-980) is expected to pick up a 6.2-inch display, the larger S20+ (SM-985) will pick up a 6.7-inch display and the new S20 Ultra model (SM-988) will boast a massive 6.9-inch display. At this stage, resolutions are expected to stay at Quad HD+, or around 3,040 x 1,440 although we can probably expect Samsung continue to bump up the specs of the display in other areas including brightness and color reproduction.

The addition of a 120 Hz refresh rate, however, will undoubtedly be an area that Samsung will be keen to push in its marketing. In everyday use, a 120 Hz refresh rate will deliver smoother font scrolling on webpages. Instead of text blurring somewhat during scrolling, it should remain much sharper. Gains to display clarity and accuracy will also be visible during mobile gaming sessions much as is the case on monitors with high refresh rates. Like other OEMs, Samsung is likely to employ a dynamic refresh rate that will still default to 60 Hz to help preserve battery life when it is not required.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1256 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-01- 6 (Update: 2020-01- 6)