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Samsung doesn’t seem to know the right refresh rate of its new flagships

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Last updated: February 14th, 2022 at 15:48 UTC+02:00

When Samsung announced the Galaxy S22 series last week, it had claimed that all of its new high-end phones feature LTPO OLED displays. The company had listed the Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22+ with a 10Hz-120Hz variable refresh rate, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra was claimed to feature a 1Hz-120Hz variable refresh rate. However, it now seems that the company isn’t sure about the correct refresh rate of its new phones.

A few days after the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 launch event, Samsung changed the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+’s variable refresh rate figures in its press release from 10Hz-120Hz to 48Hz-120Hz. Does that mean Samsung lied about the display specifications or wasn’t sure about its own product? Its website for the German market (where it sells the Exynos 2200 versions of the phones) still mentions the 10Hz-120Hz figure for the Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22+.

At least according to popular tipster Ice Universe (@UniverseIce), the Galaxy S22+ can go as low as 24Hz for static content on the home screen, which means that the phone is better than Samsung’s own specs sheet. But even the Galaxy S22 Ultra can go as low as 24Hz on the home screen when nothing is moving. It is possible that the phones can go lower (up to 10Hz or 1Hz) but only in very few instances, like displaying a static image (photo in the Gallery app) for a long time.

We think that Samsung needs to clear the air and be more accurate (and transparent). It also needs to mention the test conditions of its products and the differences between various versions so that people can trust them more.

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