The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra display is the first to use Samsung's new variable rate refresh tech
Samsung might have stiffed buyers of its Galaxy Note 20 users by sticking with a 60 Hz display, but customers of its Ultra model have what could be the most advanced 120 Hz display on the market. Samsung Display today unveiled more details about the variable refresh rate technology as it opens up orders to other OEMs for order.
Most devices featuring 120 Hz-capable displays on the market can operate at either 120 Hz or 60 Hz. The Dynamic Super AMOLED display in the Note 20 ultra can adjust itself to as low as 10 Hz when viewing photos, for example, to conserve power. When things like games are playing, it can then ramp right back up to 120 Hz and then cut the rate back to 60 Hz when viewing a TV show.
Samsung says that its 'Adaptive Frequency' tech can result in power savings of up to 22 percent compared to regular high-refresh rate displays. It isn't the first time we have seen this sort of technology as there are laptops among other devices where this technology has been applied. It is, however, the first time this tech has been deployed on smartphones.
Our Adaptive Frequency display technology is expected to considerably enhance the user experience by calibrating refresh rates in line with the requirements of a specific application and therein more precisely allocating available power. This will free up time for other smartphone operations.