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WQHD+ 120 Hz software update allegedly coming soon to the Galaxy S20 series

Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup to get display-related software update
Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup
Currently limited at full HD resolution due to battery life-related concerns, the 120 Hz display refresh might soon become available for the Galaxy S20 lineup since Samsung is reportedly working on a software update that will bring WQHD+ 120 Hz capabilities. Its launch should take place by the end of April.
Codrut Nistor,

No matter if it has the best display on a smartphone so far or not, the Galaxy S20 does not exactly deliver as promised from quite a few points of view — display included. However, the display can be described at least as "very good" and could soon get better thanks to a software update that is still under development right now, revealed outsiders familiar with the inner workings of Samsung.

This is all about the advertised 120 Hz refresh rate, which is currently limited to full HD+ resolution. The reason for this? Battery life concerns, of course. Going to any higher resolution would bring the refresh rate down to 60 Hz. Thankfully, those eager to enjoy 120 Hz imagery on their Galaxy S20-series device while using the WQHD+ resolution should be able to do so pretty soon if the latest leaks turn out to be accurate.

Yesterday evening, XDA TV host and writer Max Weinbach has posted the following Twitter message: "Samsung is working on optimizing software for WQHD+ 120hz on the S20 series and should release it in the next 1-3 months if all goes well." Now, it only remains to see what can go wrong. Batteries that blow up, for example, although Samsung has apparently left those days behind.

Are you one of the early S20 adopters or planning to get one in the coming months? Is the 120 Hz display refresh a must-have feature for you or not? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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Max Weinbach (on Twitter)

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Codrut Nistor, 2020-02-19 (Update: 2020-02-19)
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.