Samsung Display has recently announced the news of commercialization of its adaptive frequency display that premiered on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. It opened doors for many other manufacturers to use the new power-saving technology.
Samsung Display has stated before the Android Authority that its technology mainly focuses on the power-saving measure while adjusting the display’s refresh rate on the way depending on the current demand.
The panel refreshes at 60Hz while streaming video and rises to 120Hz while playing games. It drops to 30Hz and 10Hz while you are sending emails or surfing social media. According to Samsung Display, it has solved the flickering problem that the human eye faces at low frame rates by updating the backplane technology.
Samsung Display does not follow the theory of scaling between refresh rates on smartphones. For example, Google Pixel 4 raises its display to 90Hz from 60Hz when displaying certain content. Here, Samsung gives you a better solution with more granular control.
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The commencement of variable refresh rates on a display may be likened to CPU processing speeds adjusting on the way. If a chipset does not need to run at a high frequency or the processing power is low, it compresses to save more power. Samsung Display is using this very technique on its panel. High refresh rates are used mostly for smooth gaming and low rates while surfing Facebook.
Samsung Display has a long drop in power needs with this new technology. It claims panels using different refresh rates which require 22% less power than the existing smartphones. According to Samsung, there can be further gains while viewing images at 10Hz. This can also be a great boon for editors, eBook readers, and photographers.
In the upcoming days, we will get to see more companies using this power-saving technology as high refresh rates for their smartphones. Keeping this fact in mind how low these refresh rates can drop and save power in emergencies, more of refresh rate devices will come into the market and be more efficient than the traditional ones with a fixed 60Hz refresh rate.
The more efficient screens will have a huge impact on the smartphones of the next generation. Device size and batteries are constantly increasing in flagships. Highly efficient screen technology will bring further reduction in battery lagging and huge battery life and excellent performance.