TCL may have a WQHD screen with improved variable refresh for next-gen smartphones on offer
The latest and highest-end OLED displays found on top-end 2022 flagship smartphones are often marketed as having "LTPO 2.0", a new component rated to upgrade their refresh rates. Unlike their predecessors, their screens can refresh at high frequencies (measured in hertz (Hz)) for demanding tasks such as high-speed scrolling or gaming, yet sink to 1Hz when appropriate; for example, when an always-on display mode is on.
These specs are touted as resulting in conferring flicker-resistance in a way that also saves on battery as the display intelligently uses only just the energy necessary for each task.
If these new displays (most of which are of the E5 generation from Samsung) have a disadvantage, it is that their refresh rates only go up to 120Hz thus far; therefore, even more realistic gaming that is even easier on the eyes is out of their reach.
TCL's China Star Optoelectronics (or CSOT) division might have an answer for this issue, which is a next-gen AMOLED LTPO display with a refresh rate of the aforementioned 1Hz minimum, but graduates to a 144Hz maximum. It is also now projected to offer a WQHD resolution on its launch.
It is also slated to have middle gears of 30Hz and 60Hz, and to augment its LTPO battery-saving chops with CSOT's own micro-prism light-gathering (MLP) technology. Then again, TCL has yet to mention when this new panel type will be available to device OEMs.