iPhone 13 Pro: Samsung mocks Apple and 120Hz screen
The iPhone 13 Pro are the first iPhones to feature a 120 Hz ProMotion screen. Years after the Android competition, Apple finally deigned to offer a high refresh rate on its smartphones. Samsung, which offers 120 Hz since 2020, has not failed to have fun.
Following the innovative iPhone 12s of 2020, Apple launched a transitional generation this year. As expected, the iPhone 13s were more stingy with new features. Among the new features announced during the keynote, however, there is an option eagerly awaited by fans of the brand: 120 Hz screen.
Reserved for iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, the 120 Hz ProMotion screen adapts the frequency of the panel according to the user’s needs (games, reading…). “Refresh rates are tied to what’s happening on the screen. If your game drops to 30 fps, so does ProMotion. If you watch a video shot at 24 fps, it plays at 24 fps ”, explains Apple on its site. The screen of the iPhone 13 Pro offers “Exceptional graphics performance” and “Accelerates and decelerates naturally to adapt to the speed of your finger”.
Samsung is paying the head of Apple, lagging behind 120 Hz screens
True to form, the Cupertino giant presented the 120 Hz screen as a real revolution. However, many Android smartphones already have a 120 Hz screen, and has been for several years. In fact, most high-end Android smartphones are covered with a screen with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz.
This is particularly the case Samsung flagships. The brand’s latest smartphones, such as the Galaxy S21, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 or the Galaxy Z Flip 3, already have a 120 Hz screen. For the record, the 120 Hz screen appeared at Samsung in 2020 with the Galaxy S20. The South Korean brand wanted to let people know. In a tweet, Samsung’s official U.S. account recalled: “We’ve had a 120Hz refresh rate for a while.”
For the record, Apple had already failed to integrate a 120 Hz screen to the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. Fearing to ruin the autonomy of its smartphones, already undermined by 5G, the manufacturer preferred to postpone the functionality until the following year. 5G technology requires a modem that consumes more energy than 4G.
We’ve been refreshing at 120Hz for a while now…
– Samsung Mobile US (@SamsungMobileUS) September 14, 2021