If you happen to had been hoping that the iPhone 16 would make the leap to a 120Hz refresh fee show – just about commonplace now on flagship handsets – you might have to mood your expectations forward of the telephone’s 2024 launch.
In keeping with a submit on South Korean platform Naver, backed up by tipster @Tech_Reve, the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus are going to stay with the identical 60Hz refresh fee because the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Plus.
Contemplating that the Samsung Galaxy S23, the Google Pixel 8, and even the iPhone 15 Professional and iPhone 15 Professional Max all hit 120Hz – as certainly do loads of different telephones – Apple would stay caught previously with one half of its premium telephone collection.
A quicker refresh fee – which implies the display screen is up to date extra occasions per second – means a extra fluid person expertise at any time when something is transferring on display screen. There’s a battery life trade-off, however a number of telephones (together with the iPhone 15 Professional and iPhone 15 Professional Max) are in a position to mitigate this by dynamically ramping up the refresh fee solely when it is wanted.
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We have been right here earlier than: earlier this yr we had been dissatisfied when rumors started swirling that the iPhone 15 would solely have a 60Hz refresh fee for its show. Whereas it did not have an effect on the decision of our iPhone 15 overview an excessive amount of, it does make the iPhone 15 one thing of an outlier when it comes to premium handsets.
The truth is, it was one thing of a shock that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus did not bump the refresh fee as much as not less than 90Hz. Apple launched 120Hz tech, which it calls ProMotion, with the iPhone 13 Professional fashions in 2021.
Admittedly, that larger refresh fee does additionally bump up the worth, as a result of it wants an LTPO Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) OLED show for the required trickery. It is also potential that customers in the end do not care as a lot as we do about this spec.
We’ll have to attend and see what Apple decides for the iPhone 16. Beforehand, trade analyst Ross Young has predicted that Apple will not introduce a 120Hz to the usual iPhone till 2025 and the iPhone 17.
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