We have news regarding the next-gen smartphone from Apple. iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will not launch with 120Hz screens. The information comes from supply chain consultant Ross Young. A bit strange, don’t you think?
For so long, we have heard rumors and speculations regarding the upcoming premium iPhone 12 sporting 120Hz displays. The rumors also indicated that all 5G iPhones would come with OLED displays. Therefore, the latest news is a bit …disappointing.
For example, the latest iPad Pro models already sport a high refresh rate display. In other words, ProMotion, as Apple has branded the tech. One sure fact is that the highest-end iPhone 12 models have the capacity to support a high refresh rate. A previous report revealed, the company was to decide whether to enable this great feature or not based on its impact on battery life.
Therefore, we might not see a power-efficient LTPO technology in the upcoming lineup of iPhones, which means no variable refresh rate. The expectation was that Apple would develop the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max with larger batteries. As you may already know, a larger battery can manage the increased power usage linked with 5G and a high refresh rate.
None of our contacts could corroborate iPhone 12 Pro models as 120Hz. They told us 2021. So, they are off our latest 120Hz list.. pic.twitter.com/uTQ7uinMUQ
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) July 1, 2020
It is a bit sad that the premium iPhone 12 models will not feature the ProMotion display. That means Apple is sticking with the old 60Hz display tech. According to previous reports, it was said that Apple would opt for a switchable 60Hz/120Hz screen. The other option was to stick with the 60Hz, but definitely not the 90Hz display.
Higher refresh rates are improving the viewing experience. Therefore you can imagine how the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max would have offered. People are looking for a fantastic viewing experience. There is no doubt that both premium models would have improved their appeal significantly.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max might sport a ProMotion screen
According to YouTuber Filip Koroy of EverythingApplePro, iPhone 12 Pro Max will come with the ProMotion display. Both Koroy and XDA Developer’s Max Weinbach doubted the idea of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max models to come with a 120Hz ProMotion tech.
It seems that Apple is happy with iPhone 12 Pro Max sporting a higher fresh rate, but the implementation on iPhone 12 Pro requires more costly work. Work that the company did not deem fit. On the other hand, Young believes that multiple suppliers have reported that the smartphone will get a 120Hz display next year.
But, the sad news doesn’t stop here. We have other information that might disappoint Apple fans a little bit. According to a report from a few days back, the next iPhone lineup will not ship with a charger or EarPods. Ok, maybe it is a big disappointment. However, the next series is featuring great specifications: 5G connectivity, a revamped design, a faster chip, better camera specs, and a more economical starting price.
Google Pixel 5 is assumed to sport a 120Hz display
According to Young’s list of 2020 120Hz phones, the upcoming smartphone from Google is sporting the new tech. This is a surprise. You would expect Apple smartphones to feature all these great features, but it looks like Google is stepping up the game. The rumor has it that Google will cut corners on Pixel 5 in order to improve its accessibility.
However, Google’s next-gen smartphone will probably not feature a high-end processor. Plus, Pixel 5 might sport a fingerprint reader instead of Face Unlock. This, of course, is to bring the price down to $699.
What is your opinion on the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max not featuring a refresh rate of 120Hz? How is Google Pixel 5 going to affect the selling of the new series of iPhones?