One of Samsung Galaxy S20 series ‘ main new features is the new 120Hz display, but apparently Samsung won’t force customers into it. Indeed the display of the Galaxy S20 appears to be default to its 60Hz mode.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 will ship with its display set to its 60Hz mode, according to Max Weinbach. Devices with high refresh rate displays typically end up shipping in the highest mode available. For example, the Pixel 4 ships turned on with 90Hz, granted with that mode limited at launch. OnePlus too leaves the default 90Hz mode turned on.
Why does Samsung out of the box set its devices to 60Hz? My guess is for average buyers to optimize the battery life. Most people won’t care about the faster refresh rate that probably drains the admittedly large batteries on the S20 series pretty fast.
Obviously we already know that there are settings for adjusting the refresh rate.
Max also posted regarding the design of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra beyond the refresh rate lock. Samsung’s 2020 lineup clear “spare no expense” flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra offers some serious specifications for its astronomical price point. One new spec we hear from Max is that the Ultra will have a frame made of stainless steel.
It was suspected that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 + would use this material for a bit, but Samsung later clarified that was not the case. To date, this material has only been known to be used by Apple’s iPhone X / XS/11 Pro to its high cost.