Tipster says Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will get 120 Hz refresh rate and QHD+ resolution, but both won’t work at the same time, unlike the OnePlus 8 Pro
Tipster @UniverseIce claimed that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will feature an adaptive refresh rate up to 120 Hz and that it will have a QHD+ panel. Sadly, the tipster indicated that, on the latest Note 20 Ultra firmware, at least, there is no option for QHD+ at 120 Hz.
This means that users will either have to make do with a high resolution but low refresh-rate display or a low resolution display with a higher refresh rate. It’s important to note here that at large screen sizes, FHD+ can start to look noticeably worse than QHD+. Phones like the OnePlus 8 Pro have sidestepped this issue by allowing users to simultaneously enable high refresh rates and QHD+.
The omission not a QHD+ 120 Hz option is puzzling since the main point of having an adaptive refresh rate is to optimize power usage at higher resolutions. This is how Apple has been able to offer 120 Hz panels running as high as 2732 x 2048 on the iPad Pro lineup, while still maintaining exemplary battery life.
We suspect that this could just be something that Samsung hasn’t gotten around to adding in, and that a QHD+ 120 Hz resolution option will eventually be available to Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra users.