There have been rumors of Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S20, featuring a high refresh rate display. A “highly reliable” source of SamMobile has now confirmed that the Galaxy S20 will indeed come with a 120Hz refresh rate display.
The inclusion of a 120Hz display on the Galaxy S20 would be a notable one as right now there are only a handful of smartphones in the market featuring such a high refresh rate panel. The OnePlus 7T series and the Google Pixel 4 feature a 90Hz refresh rate display, with the ASUS ROG Phone 2 being the only notable device to pack a 120Hz OLED display.
References found in One UI 2.0 previously also point to Samsung offering the Galaxy S20 with a 120Hz refresh rate display. The code points to the company offering an option to switch between 60Hz and 120Hz refresh rate, likely for battery life reasons. Like Google and OnePlus, Samsung will also presumably automatically switch the display to 60Hz on the Galaxy S20 whenthe higher refresh rate isn’t required.
A higher refresh rate display will lead to animations and scrolling in apps and lists appearing smoother while also improving the touch response and reducing eye fatigue. However, the content that one is consuming must also be able to take advantage of a higher refresh rate panel. Right now, only a handful of Android games support a refresh rate of 90Hz or higher. A higher refresh rate also leads to an increase in power consumption.
The Galaxy S20 was previously referred to as the Galaxy S11 but a rumor from last month claims that Samsung will be referring to it as the Galaxy S20. The phone’s announcement is all set for February 11 at the Unpacked event.