Samsung Galaxy Note20's show to be capped at 60Hz refresh rate
Yesterday a rumor advised us that each the upcoming Galaxy Note20 and the Note20+ would feature screens with 120Hz refresh rate, which is sensible contemplating that is additionally a characteristic of the S20 line. Nonetheless, at this time the identical supply has come again with some new info, and it isn't good for followers of cheaper Samsung flagships and excessive refresh charge panels.
In accordance with the identical Ross Younger, founder and CEO of Show Provide Chain Consultants, the Observe20 will miss out on the excessive refresh charge prepare, coming with a show that can solely be able to refreshing 60 occasions per second. The Observe20+, however, continues to be slated to take pleasure in that 120Hz smoothness.
Note 20 Update - while the Note 20+ remains LTPO and 120Hz, the Note 20 will be LTPS and 60Hz. Makes sense since LTPO costs more and should appear first in premium models. You can do 120Hz with LTPS, but it consumes a lot of power. LTPO is the best implementation for 120Hz.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) May 12, 2020
Hopefully all of this implies the Observe20 can have a a lot lower cost, however given what's occurred to Samsung's flagship pricing just lately, we would not maintain our collective breaths on this being an 'reasonably priced' mannequin by any definition of that phrase.
The reasoning for Samsung's transfer has to do with tradeoffs in energy consumption which might be fairly large when working 120Hz screens constructed with current-gen LTPS know-how. The Observe20+ can have a panel that makes use of LTPO, which Younger says "is the perfect implementation for 120Hz", however it's costlier and can thus keep confined to the ultra-premium worth tier to start with.