While most iPhone users aren’t complaining about their smartphones being left behind in the high refresh rate arena which is a popular trend among high-end smartphones, newest reports has it that the next-generation iPhone 13 series will be sporting the 120Hz refresh rate as well as LTPO AMOLED panel.
Since the iPhone 12 series, Apple has started making all of its devices with OLED panels compared to the previous iPhone 11 which has an IPS LCD display.
Even though rumors about Apple releasing an iPhone with a 120Hz refresh rate has been in the news for a pretty long time now and the current iPhone 12 series was thought to reach this milestone until it never happened.
Even with the release of the iPhone 13 series, the report has it that it’s only the two high-end iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max that will include the LTPO AMOLED screens with 120Hz refresh rates which will be made by South Korean tech giant Samsung.
Not just that, but Samsung Electro-Mechanics will supply the rigid flexible printed circuit boards (RFPCB).
The function of the RFPCB is for connecting OLED panels to the main board due to the fact that they are rigid but can be folded making them more convenient product designs and can offer faster transmission of electric signals. RFPCBs are more expensive than more traditional FPCBs.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics had considered exiting the RFPCB business last year, because it hasn’t seen a profit in the past couple of years. The last product it supplied boards for was the iPhone 12. And apparently an exit might still happen after the iPhone 13 generation.
Samsung Display is expected to supply 110 million panels for iPhones this year, followed by LG Display with 50 million, and BOE with 9 million.
So good news for iPhone users and potential buyers in the near future. However, iOS is a pretty efficient software and might not necessarily require an ultra fast refresh rate to perform as the displays are usually fluid.
The inclusion will obviously become an addition and buyers should also be willing to pay the big bucks for this.