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No, iPhone 12’s rumored 120Hz display is not happening after all

Seems the iPhone 12 is not going to have a 120hz refresh price.


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This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Throughout Apple’s virtual event as we speak, the corporate unveiled the iPhone 12, and we now know the whole lot in regards to the new cellphone’s value, specs and 5G capabilities. Earlier than the occasion, we noticed hypothesis round whether or not the iPhone 12 fashions would have a 120Hz screen refresh rate — double that of the iPhone 11. However because it seems, that is not the case: It seems the iPhone 12 can have a 60Hz display refresh price, matching the iPhone 11 show. 

The variety of hertz a cellphone display is ready to show refers to its variety of frames per second, which determines how briskly and easy the display feels while you’re scrolling by apps and internet pages. It additionally impacts how easy supported video games really feel. 

Learn extra: iPhone 12, HomePod Mini and everything Apple announced

There will likely be 4 iPhone 12 fashions, Apple confirmed at its occasion: the iPhone 12 Mini (5.4-inch), the iPhone 12 and 12 Professional (6.1-inch), and the iPhone 12 Professional Max (6.7-inch). However none can have the 120Hz refresh price.

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Most phones have a 60Hz refresh price. However some higher-end fashions, together with the Samsung Galaxy S20 and the OnePlus 8 Pro, have a price of 120Hz, so it is shocking that Apple hasn’t added it to its repertoire. On Twitter, tech analyst and leaker Jon Prosser claimed the choice to not implement 120Hz within the iPhone 12 professional was made attributable to battery life points, since 5G drains a lot battery by itself. 

The iPhone 12 Professional fashions have been additionally rumored to have Apple’s proprietary ProMotion show, which you will discover in iPad Pro fashions. This know-how dynamically adjusts the show to how content material strikes for extra responsive, fluid scrolling. Nonetheless, this rumor additionally proved to be unfaithful. 

For extra, take a look at how to prepare your current phone before upgrading to the iPhone 12 and the main differences between the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 12.

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