Leaker: iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max to Feature Faster 120Hz Displays

Apple's upcoming "iPhone 12 Pro" and "iPhone 12 Pro Max" will feature displays capable of up to 120Hz refresh rates, allowing for a smoother on-screen experience, according to a reliable mobile leaker.

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"A reliable source, if there is no accident, ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ have basically determined the maximum 120Hz refresh rate," tweeted Ice Universe this morning.

The leaker, who goes by the Twitter handle @UniverseIce, doesn't usually comment on Apple's plans, but is a well-regarded source of Samsung rumors. Samsung has supplied Apple with OLED panels for the ‌iPhone‌ X, ‌iPhone‌ XS, and the most recent iPhone 11 series.

On a related note, some users of the iOS 14 developer beta are seeing an accessibility setting that limits the frame rate of the device to 60 frames per second. The setting, which does not appear for all beta users, suggests that future iPhones could be capable of higher frame rates. Current iPhones have a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz.

Apple already uses variable refresh rate technology in its iPad Pro models, but they still use LCD panels rather than OLED. Bringing it to a new breed of OLED iPhones would raise the smartphone performance bar even higher.

Apple markets the iPad Pro-exclusive tech under the moniker "ProMotion," which it says dynamically adjusts the display to the movement of content for fluid scrolling, greater responsiveness, and smoother motion. It does all this on the fly, which means it also conserves battery life.

Apple's adaptive ProMotion IAPs also reduce Apple Pencil latency, and reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that ‌‌Apple Pencil‌‌ support is a possibility for a future ‌‌iPhone‌‌.

Leaker Max Weinbach has also suggested that the ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro, rumored to come in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes, will feature a high refresh-rate 120Hz ProMotion display.

Apple is expected to release four iPhones this fall. Rumors suggest the 6.7-inch ‌iPhone‌ and one 6.1-inch model will be higher-end OLED devices with triple-lens cameras, while a 5.4-inch model and another 6.1-inch model will be lower-end iPhones with dual-lens cameras and a more affordable price tag.

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Top Rated Comments

bernoulli Avatar
21 months ago

but we need the Promotion tech , not just 120hz display like on samsung
We need that promotion variable based on what your doing refresh rate
On samsung S20 when i write an emagil, after 10 minutes the battery drain around 11-12% on 120hz lock
On ipad pro with promotion 0% battery draining because the display under writing a mail for ex is on 24hz or 60
What sort of email are you writing to your ex?
Score: 58 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bernoulli Avatar
21 months ago

Looks like the pro max is shaping up to be a nice little phone.
Not sure it’s a little phone
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Quicksilver867 Avatar
21 months ago
Can't wait to see what Apple brands this display. UltraPro SmoothVision Deluxe
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fokmik Avatar
21 months ago
but we need the Promotion tech , not just 120hz display like on samsung
We need that promotion variable based on what your doing refresh rate
On samsung S20 when i write an emagil, after 10 minutes the battery drain around 11-12% on 120hz lock
On ipad pro with promotion 0% battery draining because the display under writing a mail for ex is on 24hz or 60
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aluminum213 Avatar
21 months ago
Not worth it at the expense of battery
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
itsmilo Avatar
21 months ago
Hope this can be turned off in favor of battery life. I have it on my iPad Pro and I don’t notice any difference
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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