Samsung secures 100% of the 120Hz LTPO display orders for the iPhone 13 Pros
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Many Apple fans may have been disappointed when the company failed to invent the 120Hz refresh-rate iPhone by 2020. However, recent leaks suggest that this situation might be rectified in the 13 series. It is believed that it will have 4 variants, and may thus mirror those of the current 12 line-up.
The latest reports also indicated that all of these upcoming iPhones will have OLED displays. However, only the 2 "13 Pro" models are predicted to get advanced low-temperature polycrystalline oxide- (LTPO) backed examples of these panels, whereas the others will make do with low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) screens.
A Korean tech blog now claims that Samsung Display will supply all of these LTPO panels. Therefore, the putative iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are now slated to get displays of similar quality to that of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (so long as they are manufactured in 2021, that is).
Should this pan out, it may eliminate the issues that can arise from a panel lottery among the units in question. On the other hand, it might also leave scope for a higher risk of other problems such as the green tint that has struck the iPhones 12 already. Then again, LG is also reportedly jockeying to cut into LTPO supply to Apple in 2022.