10 December 2019
In recent times, we have seen smartphone companies focusing on releasing flagships with high refresh rate displays. Razer was the first brand to release Razer Phone as the first phone with a 120Hz display. Since then, many other brands like OnePlus and Huawei have followed the trend. And now, Samsung seems to be next in line to release a phone with a high refresh rate.
A well-known tipster Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) has shared a Galaxy Note 9 One UI 2.0 beta screenshot showing a hidden setting. It is related to display refresh rate adjustment where one can see the option to enable the 120Hz refresh rate. There are three options for users to choose from. The first one is for keeping the display refresh rate at standard 60Hz, the second one is to keep it fixed at 120Hz, and the last one is for automatic adjustment between 60Hz and 120Hz refresh rates depending on the app and content.
Here's the English version: pic.twitter.com/UX1xT4BgtP— 🄾🅇🄸🅁 (@OXIR16) November 20, 2019
It should be noted that the existence of this feature does not mean anything for the Galaxy Note 9. It is simply because it is a hardware-based functionality where the display panel needs to have 120Hz refresh rate support. Since the phablet comes with a 60Hz refresh rate panel, it would not be able to make use of the higher refresh rate option.
This is the reason it is speculated that Samsung will offer exactly the same features and 120Hz refresh rate with its next-gen flagship Galaxy S11. We have already heard rumors that Galaxy S11 will have a taller display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. It is further said to have come with a new 108-megapixel camera sensor and support for 8K video recording.