One of the defining features of the recent flagship devices has been high refresh rate displays. Apple was rumored to be bringing 120Hz to the iPhone 12, but at the end of the day that didn’t happen. A report now claims that the iPhone 13 will get the 120Hz refresh rate, but there is a twist. It illuminates the display technology of the alleged ‘Pro’ variants. The 120 Hz LTPO display will continue to be limited to the Pro models in the iPhone 13 series.
According to a Korean report, Apple is working to bring the OLED displays of the two top models in its next iPhone product line to a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It likely refers to the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max – both “Pro” variants. In addition, Samsung and LG will be the supplier for their displays. The latter should be accommodated on all models except the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The new report clashes with the previous report that claimed that all models have a high update rate. In addition, the basic versions (iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13) should have LTPS, while the Pro versions with 120 Hz have the LTPO display. To the unconscious, LTPS is low temperature polysilicon, while LTPO is low temperature polycrystalline oxide.
The latter LTPO TFT backplane could be used to avoid the power consumption caused by the 120 Hz refresh rate. This allows Apple to get the best of both worlds – the benefits of LTPS and the limited power consumption. These new LTPO displays will help make the new iPhone 13 range more energy efficient and it is rumored that they would also have the option of having displays that are always on.
In short, you can expect:
- iPhone 13 mini 5.4-inch LTPS display, 60Hz refresh rate.
- iPhone 13 6.1-inch LTPS display, 60 Hz refresh rate.
- iPhone 13 Pro 6.1-inch LTPO display, refresh rate 120 Hz.
- iPhone 13 Pro Max – 6.7-inch LTPO display, refresh rate 120 Hz.
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