Samsung Takes Jab at Apple After Finally Including ProMotion Displays in iPhone 13 Pro

Following the launch of the iPhone 13 Pro and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max earlier today, which features ProMotion displays with a variable 120Hz refresh rate, Samsung has come out in an apparent jab to Apple for being late to join the wider industry in adopting higher refresh displays.

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In a tweet as the Apple event was underway earlier today, the official Samsung Mobile account tweeted "We’ve been refreshing at 120Hz for a while now..." While Apple has been widely rumored to adopt ProMotion in its iPhone over the past few years, Samsung has only just recently adopted a 120Hz refresh rate.


The first flagship Samsung smartphone to adopt a 120Hz refresh rate was the Galaxy S20, released in March of 2020, meaning Samsung may be slightly exaggerating the timeline in its tweet.

The ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro and ‌‌iPhone 13‌‌ Pro Max, alongside the ‌‌iPhone 13‌‌ and ‌‌iPhone 13‌‌ mini, feature smaller notches, faster performance, and improved cameras. Catch up on all the announcements from Apple's event today right here on our website.

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Top Rated Comments

LarrySW Avatar
9 months ago
As usual Apple prefers to be best rather than first. I bet the battery optimization and the way it works will be better than the Samsung version.
Score: 47 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LFC2020 Avatar
9 months ago
Typical insecure Samsung with their laggy, bloatware OS, laggy cameras, and 3 hours battery life. ???
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kuwxman Avatar
9 months ago
How are they exaggerating? A year and a half is certainly "a while now."
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nicky G Avatar
9 months ago
Oh Samsung...

I almost feel bad for their marketing team. What a lame thing to constantly have to try to differentiate your product by comparing it to the market leader.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
9 months ago
Can’t stand Samsung
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LFC2020 Avatar
9 months ago

Well that's Samsung's whole thing..... introduce every half-baked feature it can so they can pretend to be "first!" to obscure the fact that they've been stealing from Apple's R&D since 2007.
But but but but, Samsung fan boys will tell you they have 200gb ram on their phone ?‍♂️? and it still lags ???
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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