Apple’s Flagship iPhone 13 Models Rumored to Feature 120 Hz OLED Displays from Samsung

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Apple released the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max last October, which, despite substantial improvements such as a more powerful Bionic chip (A14) and advanced pro camera system, featured a Super Retina XDR display that retained a traditional 60 Hz refresh rate. Recent reports from The Elec and industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggest that this will change for the next flagships, as Samsung is purportedly producing 120 Hz OLED panels for use in Apple’s upcoming iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models. Apple introduced a 120 Hz “ProMotion” display for its iPad Pro back in 2017.

Samsung is the sole supplier of low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) thin-film transistor (TFT) OLED panels, which supports 120Hz refresh rate. Apple is planning to use LTOP TFT OLED for the two top tier models. LG Display will be supplying low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) TFT OLED panel for the two lower tier models.

Sources: The Elec, MacRumors (1, 2)

Tsing Mui
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