A display that refreshes at 90 Hz or 120 Hz has become a standard feature on flagship smartphones. Last year’s iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max were Apple’s first smartphones with 120Hz displays, and a new rumor indicates that the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will offer a better implementation of the technology that enables the always-on display functionality.
The Razer Phone 1 started the trend of high refresh rate displays and was popularized by Samsung. Before that, most smartphones had a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The refresh rate is the number of times the screen refreshes each second. A 120Hz screen refreshes twice as fast as a 60Hz screen, making moving content look faster and smoother.
The trade-off is that a higher refresh rate clears the screen faster, and to address that, manufacturers like Apple and Samsung are leveraging low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) technology that allows for a dynamic refresh rate that changes depending on the content. that is displayed. That makes sense because a high refresh rate is not necessary when the screen shows static content such as text.
Apple calls its high refresh rate technology ProMotion, and its iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are only capable of lowering the refresh rate to 10 Hz. In contrast, the Galaxy S22 Ultra are able to lower the refresh rate to 1 Hz, which not only extends battery life but also helps with the always-on functionality. The iPhone 13 was briefly expected to be a always-on display, but that didn’t work out.
Apple Watch Series 5 and later already have the always-on function, with which they can always display the time and other clear information. View Industry Insider Ross Young
says he expects the feature to come to the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max this year.
Noted leaker expects iPhone 14 Pro to have an always-on screen
This may allow you to view the date, time, and notifications without unlocking the phone.
Like last year, only the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max will likely have a ProMotion display, while the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max have a 60 Hz screen. † The There are also rumors that Pro models will have an i-notch instead of a notch for the front camera and Face ID technology.
The Pro models will most likely also have a new main camera and a more powerful chip, and this could help them best phones of 2022.
The standard variants will likely stick with the same A15 Bionic chip that powers the current lineup. All phones are expected to have a improved selfie camera and satellite connection function.
Apple was previously expected to iPhone 14 line in September, but with a report that says it is behind schedule due to the lockdowns in China, it’s hard to say whether the company will be able to stick to its original launch plan.