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Sony confirms 120 Hz display mode support for the XZ Premium

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Android flagship features a hidden 120 Hz display setting
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Although the Xperia XZ Premium supports video decoding at 120 Hz, Sony has chosen to "to strike a balance between power consumption and consumer benefit" and so this display mode has been disabled to ensure an increased autonomy for this handset. In addition to the XZ Premium, it seems that other Xperia handsets have this hidden setting as well.

Earlier this month, some members of the well-known XDA Developers community spotted a 120 Hz display mode option in Sony's Android 8.1 AOSP build. Sadly, the toggle for this display mode was not functional. Today, Sony finally came up with an answer that makes it all clear.

"Please note that the [XZ Premium] supports 120Hz in terms of video decoding capability but we have opted to strike a balance between power consumption and consumer benefit (in terms of frame rate)," reads the email that a Sony representative recently sent to Android Authority.

Leaving the Sony Xperia XZ Premium aside, this is the list containing the other handsets that should offer support for the 120 Hz refresh rate: Xperia X, Xperia XZ, Xperia XA2, and Xperia XA2 Ultra

Sony might decide to enable this feature in the future since the 120 Hz refresh is considered to be one of the best features of the Razer Phone and could become an essential ingredient for tomorrow's handsets for gamers. For now, the gaming smartphone market is still in its infancy, but the new devices like the ZTE Nubia Red Magic or the Xiaomi Black Shark are showing that a very interesting future might lay ahead. In the long run, maybe we could even see Sony giving it a try as well. Would you like that?

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-04-30 (Update: 2018-04-30)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.