The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series is coming pretty soon and there have already been some development as well as expectations about the device but one obvious feature is that a high-end variant of the device could feature the high definition OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate which would be a good thing to know. Welcome the Galaxy Note 20 HOP display to reduce power and enhance performances.
The display called the Hybrid Oxide and Polycrystalline silicon or HOP will be used as it will enhance performance while taking 20% less power as well as low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) display which has been used by companies such as Apple on its Apple Watch series which produces high resolution but takes lesser battery.
Apple holds some patents on the LTPO panels which it has deployed on some of it’s Apple Watch series and with that said, Samsung which had been the arch-rival of Apple will have to further ways of implementing such technology into it’s Galaxy Note device which is brings us to the HOP display which is basically a re-modification of the LTPO.
Speaking of the Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide (LTPO), Apple had used the technology in combination with others such as LTPS TFTs and Oxide TFTs (IGZO, Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) all on it’s Apple Smartwatches.
The one coming with the Galaxy Note 20 series would do the same functionality which is basically enhancing the display while consuming less power as well as reducing heat and that would be a better ways of dissipating heats on the Galaxy Note 20.
Galaxy Note 20 HOP display
With the fact that 120Hz refresh rate consumes a lot of power, how it would work effectively with the HOP technology in place could be an interesting thing. While the company had already tried out the LTPO technology with the Galaxy Watch Active 2, this technology might be finding it’s ways into the Galaxy Note series line as well as other high-end Samsung’s devices.
High refresh rate on other high-end smartphones like the Oppo Find X2 Pro or the OnePlus 8 Pro means a lot of juice to be burnt even though these devices all feature amazing batteries. But the fact that a Full HD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate as in the case of the Galaxy Note 20 will be a great thing but might need to be turned off every once in a while to enhance power.
The default refresh rate of the OnePlus 8 Pro is 120Hz but the refresh rate drops automatically to about 60Hz when surfing the internet or when watching high-res videos. This is meant to help the battery usage compared to the Galaxy S20 Ultra with the same 120Hz screen which doesn’t take it easy with the device’s battery life.
Another interesting comparison in terms of display between the Galaxy S20 Ultra and the OnePlus 8 Pro is that the latter can be driven with 120Hz refresh rate a the full 1400p resolution. The device has a dedicated Iris 5 visual processor developed by PixelWorks which is like a bridge between the device’s display and the GPU.
When trying to place both devices head-to-head , trying the Galaxy S0 Ultra in 120Hz mode, it definitely consumes more battery compared to when it’s just in 60Hz refresh rate. But the Galaxy Note 20 series will have bigger batteries for sure. One of such rumor is that the Galaxy Note 20 Plus (or Ultra) might be the variant sporting the HOP technology as well as a massive 4,500mAh battery capacity