In less than a month, Samsung Galaxy S20 is being announced, and this week we’ve been getting a lot more details about Samsung’s coming lineup. It’s been revealed in the latest leak that the 120 Hz display of the Samsung Galaxy S20 will be limited to 1080p resolution.
Ice Universe has been posting off and on about this detail for a few weeks now, but he feels confident in his latest tweet that the high refresh rate will in fact be limited by screen resolution. This means the Samsung Galaxy S20 would include the 1080p 60 Hz, 1080p 120 Hz, and 1440p 60 Hz options.
It’s unclear why Samsung does this, especially seeing how much power the top-end models are going to bring to the table. The Samsung Galaxy S20 will more than likely limit 120 Hz resolution to help conserve battery life, as pushing the higher refresh rate and higher resolution will increase how quick power is drained.
Those reports were also backed up by XDA’s Max Weinbach, who was responsible for several Samsung Galaxy S20 leaks as of late. He explained that Samsung has gone back and forth on this decision a few times but specific strings from the underlying code of the Galaxy S20 say, “High refresh rate isn’t supported in WQHD+. Your screen will change to standard refresh rate.”
All models of the Samsung Galaxy S20 will include 120 Hz displays.