The Razer Phone was the first device that sported a display with a 120-Hz refresh rate, which has been a remarkable achievement when it was released in 2017. Since then, many have hoped that these types of panels would be adopted by other smartphone manufacturers, including the Samsung Galaxy S11 models.
New display technology for Samsung Galaxy S11
According to some sources, Apple plans to include such an option for the 2020 iPhones, while the OnePlus 8 Pro will also pack a screen that is even smoother than the 90Hz panels present on the OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus 7T and the One Plus 7 Pro.
Samsung may also join the club according to rumors inspired by a recent leak. An anonymous user discovered a hidden setting that is buried within the next One UI update. The setting offers three different options:
- Disable the high refresh mode and keep the screen at 60Hz
- Enable the high refresh mode and keep the screen at 120Hz
- Enable high refresh mode and allow the device to switch automatically between 60Hz and 120Hz
It is essential to note the fact that a Galaxy Note 9 user uncovered the setting. Still, the device and all the other Samsung devices that are currently available do not offer support for such a high refresh rate.
We will know more about the next flagships in February 2020
It is inferred that the update will anticipate the introduction of new display technology that could arrive in the future. Earlier in November, Samsung filed a request for a trademark that features the word SAMOLED.
The term could be used for a new type of display that is being developed by Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy S10 features a Dynamic AMOLED screen while the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 offers a WQHD Super AMOLED panel.
At this point, little is known about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S11 smartphones. The company seems to be keen on surprising its customers. Future leaks could offer more info, but we will likely have to wait until the new range is unveiled in February 2020.