Apple Again Reported To Be Adding 120Hz ProMotion Display To iPhone 13
Apple will likely announce the iPhone 13 lineup in or around September and now a new report by DigiTimes suggests that the new phones will feature a 120Hz ProMotion display for the first time.
We’ve been hearing reports of a 120Hz screen for months now and we were expecting to see the iPhone 12 be the first device to feature such a thing.
But that never happened, with Apple reportedly worried about power consumption. It’s now thought that Apple has fixed that issue, likely thanks to the power savings afforded by the new A15 processor.
According to the DigiTimes report, Apple will use both Samsung Display and LG Display as manufacturers for the new screen with production lines already being lined up.
Samsung Display and LG Display, now offering LTPS OLED displays for iPhones, are proceeding with capacity conversion to LTPO ones at their Apple-dedicated 6G OLED lines, with the conversion likely to be completed in the first half of 2021, the sources said, adding that production capacity will drop due to the added oxide step when LTPS is converted to LTPO.
A new 120Hz screen will allow for smoother scrolling, with other reports claiming the display will offer a variable refresh rate to allow for an always-on screen, too. That would also be a first for the iPhone lineup.