Screen with high refresh rate has become standard among high-end Android smartphones since the beginning of 2020, but now it has affected even the segment of intermediate phones. Apple, however, has not yet invested in the feature on its iPhones, although numerous rumors carried over the past year have indicated that the iPhone 12 line would come with the novelty. Now, it seems that finally the next generation must be equipped with the function.
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According to information from the Digitimes website, Apple will use screens with LTPO technology on iPhone 13 models. The solution for OLED screens, made of low temperature polycrystalline oxide, is known to consume less energy compared to the traditional OLED panel, which allows include a high refresh rate without compromising battery life.
LTPO technology is not new in the market and is already used in several high-end Android smartphones, like the entire Galaxy S21 family, OnePlus 9 Pro, Mi 11 Ultra and Oppo Find X3 Pro – they all use a solution that adapts the screen speed automatically according to the displayed content.
Currently, all iPhones launched have a 60 Hz display, a standard update among high-end mobile phones for about two years. However, Apple has already included the feature, called by the Apple ProMotion, in the iPad Pro line since 2017, which reinforces the possibility of seeing it soon in the family of iPhones.
The new rumor corroborates with recent information from the website The Elec, which pointed out that Samsung Display would be the main responsible for the LTPO screens of the future iPhone 13. The report revealed that the South Korean, Apple’s longtime partner, would have guaranteed a monthly production of 30 thousand AMOLED LTPO screens for Apple, with this number increasing to 70 thousand monthly units after the production lines are completely adapted.
Considering that Apple expects to sell a few tens of millions of units of the iPhone 13 line still in 2021, other screen makers are also expected to participate in the production, with LG Display being the big candidate for “plan B” while China’s BOE is still trying to get approved. in Apple’s quality tests.
In 2020, numerous leaks bet that the iPhone 12 could finally enable 120 Hz, but Apple chose support for 5G networks as the main feature, given that the two together would consume a lot of energy. Apparently, there will be no more cuts in functionality; the models will be equipped with 5G and a 120 Hz screen – which may also mean the adoption of a larger battery.
According to the popular analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, ProMotion technology will only be implemented in the future iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, which would make sense considering Apple’s current division of the line. It is also expected a relatively lesser notch compared to the previous generation, in addition to the Touch ID under the screen.
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