Apple has introduced a high refresh rate display for the first time on the iPhone. Do you know what alternatives exist in Android?
The high refresh rate displays on mobile devices began to gain popularity, since Apple introduced this quality in the iPad Pro the 2017. Since then, more and more manufacturers have chosen to integrate panels with a refresh rate of 90, 120 hertz or even more on their smartphones and tablets.
But curiously, Apple, which was responsible for introducing this technology for the first time, decided not to integrate a high refresh rate panel on his iPhone despite the fact that Android device manufacturers have been implementing this type of technology in most of their high-end and mid-range smartphones over the years.
Now, things change with the new iPhone 13 Pro, the first Apple smartphones to introduce a 120Hz refresh rate display, using ProMotion technology that the company first introduced along with the iPad Pro.
But, as much as Apple talks about innovation, the reality is quite another: in the Android smartphone market, it is possible to find a good handful of smartphones with screens comparable to those of the iPhone 13 Pro.
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What’s so special about the iPhone 13 Pro screen?
Apple had compelling reasons not to incorporate a high refresh rate display into its iPhones until the arrival of the thirteenth generation: until a few years ago, the pantallas OLED de type LTPS were the most used and produced by panel manufacturers, and unlike the LTPO type panels, they did not allow natively vary the refresh rate dynamically, which required each manufacturer to develop a specific system capable of varying the refresh rate in each situation, in a way that is not as effective as in LTPO panels.
This is probably why Apple has decided to wait. Now, thanks to the possibility of implementing a LTPO type display on the iPhone 13 Pro and the full control you have over the iPhone software, Apple has been able to integrate a panel with a high refresh rate whose energy impact is comparable to that of a 60 hertz OLED panel.
And is that the use of this technology allows Apple achieve that the iPhone 13 Pro screen can vary between 10 and 120 hertz dynamically, depending on the type of content that appears on the screen. Thus, for example, when display a still image, the screen is refreshed to 10 hertz, while doing scroll per gallery, the rate increases to 120 hertz.
It is also possible to refresh the screen to 30, 60 or 80 hertz, in those cases where it makes sense for the type of content that is displayed on the panel. In this way, energy consumption is greatly reduced without affecting the user experience.
5 Android phones with screens similar to the iPhone 13 Pro
However: Apple was not the first to introduce a screen with a high refresh rate in a mobile, nor was it the first to make use of a LTPO display. Currently, on Android there are already several different models with LTPO panels available on the market:
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
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Samsung’s reference model for 2021 was one of the first smartphones to equip an LTPO display. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra integrates a 2x Dynamic AMOLED panel –Samsung’s way of referring to this type of panel– with a diagonal of 6.8 inch and 120 hertz maximum refresh rate, capable of being dynamically reduced to 10 hertz.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 y Z Flip3
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The last foldables by Samsung they also equip an LTPO type screen. Both the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 have the ability to, like the iPhone 13 Pro, vary the refresh rate of your panels between 10 and 120 hertz.
OnePlus 9 Pro
Know more: OnePlus 9 Pro
The case of OnePlus 9 Pro it is one of the most peculiar. And it is one of the few mobiles capable of vary the refresh rate of your screen between 1 Hz and 120 Hz, thus being able to further improve energy efficiency in certain circumstances.
Of course, it is a LTPO type panel, which by the way, shares with him OPPO Find X3, and that is rumored will also be present in the future Google Pixel 6 Pro
OPPO Find X3 Pro
Know more: OPPO Find X3 Pro
Of course, the OPPO reference model could not be missing for this 2021. With a screen with the same characteristics as that of the OnePlus 9 Pro, the OPPO Find X3 Pro incorporates an excellent OLED LTPO panel capable of dynamically varying its refresh rate, depending on the content.
These are, today, some of the latest Android smartphones with LTPO display available on the market. In the future, there will be many more that will be added to this list, including models like the Google Pixel 6 Pro, the Huawei Mate 50 or the Xiaomi 12.
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