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See the difference a 120Hz display would make on a Samsung phone!

The One UI 2.0 beta Samsung sent out for the Galaxy Note 9 yesterday revealed the interesting possibility that Samsung might finally bring 120Hz displays to its smartphones. The Galaxy S11 would be the obvious contender to become the first Samsung phone with a 120Hz display. There’s some circumstantial evidence to support this theory.

Enabling 120Hz mode on a Galaxy Note 9 running One UI 2.0 beta doesn’t accomplish anything because the display panel doesn’t support it. So we can’t see the benefits of that just yet. However, an animation for the option does provide a glimpse of the difference a 120Hz display would make.

Samsung may finally adopt 120Hz displays for its phones

For those who are unaware, 120Hz refers to the refresh rate of the display. A higher refresh rate means that the screen would be able to refresh content more dynamically. The difference for you would be smoother animations compared to a 60Hz panel. Gaming would also be a treat, particularly in fast-paced titles.

The animation, initially spotted by @MaxWinebach, gives a glimpse of just how much smoother the scrolling would appear on a 120Hz panel compared to a 60Hz panel. It’s evident even in the animation that’s running on a Galaxy Note 9, so it would look a lot better on a compatible display panel.

Samsung does make high refresh rate display panels that it supplies to other companies. It just doesn’t use them for its own devices. Hopefully, that’s going to change with the Galaxy S11. If you have a Galaxy Note 9 running the One UI 2.0 beta, you can check it out for yourself. The High refresh rate option isn’t listed in the Display section of the Settings app in the beta. It will only appear when you search for it manually, as you can see in the video below.

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FARSTRIDER
FARSTRIDER

Havent really noticed much a difference with 90hz

Anonymous
Anonymous

Will not downgrade from a note 10 plus I upgraded to for that. I can adjust my animation speeds now to have it as smooth as I desire. Will not upgrade addictively 2 or 3 times a year.

preime101
preime101

cool, would be one of the first things to disable and switch back to 60hz so battery life isn’t wasted. Utterly pointless feature. I have never ever looked at my screen and felt it could do with being smoother scrolling.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Yeah, same here ๐Ÿ‘

ahmedalwakeel552
ahmedalwakeel552

I don’t really think this is something you can decide on without actually trying… every single reviewer who tried higher refresh rate displays couldn’t go back to 60 Hz

SWIZZBEATZ
SWIZZBEATZ

Hahaha nice said bro. I feel the same way.

xdimix
xdimix

Recently saw the beta registration banner on samsung members UK but it gives error.

x M a L i K x
x M a L i K x

Beta registration is over you’ll have to wait for the official version now.

Messibarca92
Messibarca92

I don’t see a difference…..

sam77744
sam77744

will it come on s10plus?120hz rate?

Pr1m3MOD
Pr1m3MOD

Trying to see the difference between 60Hz and 120Hz on a preview recorded at 60fps and showed at 60fps (at best) is kinda pointless…

siaho
siaho

Also will totally not be a good example to run the one sample at 30 and the other at 60 (some do it) to show the difference. The only way to see it is to have a 120Hz monitor or more + sample running at 120fps.

jiangs2
jiangs2

Do you know what happens when turning on high rate mode on Note 9? ๐Ÿ˜›

xdimix
xdimix

The display is no capable for more than 60Hz

siaho
siaho

Nothing, more workload for the GPU (if we conclude it works at all and coded). The note 9 screen is capable of 60Hz only.

PJaya
PJaya

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