Apple will announce 2019 iPhones sometime in September and no doubt there are already tonnes of rumors and leaks around it. However, this hasn’t stopped media outlets from discussing a few details on 2020 iPhones. According to the latest tip, Apple iPhones will get OLED displays with a refresh rate of 120Hz. To put things into perspective, the OnePlus 7 Pro has a screen refresh rate of 90Hz while the high-end gaming smartphone Asus ROG Phone 2 sports a refresh rate of 120Hz.
The tipster has suggested that 2020 iPhones will get ‘Switchable’ 60/120Hz refresh rate on their premium OLED models. Reportedly, the tech giant is in talks with display making companies LG Displays and Samsung Displays who shipped OLED displays for last year’s iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max while the affordable iPhone XR got an LCD display that will continue to stay unchanged even in the upcoming iPhone XR2 (2019).
The Cupertino-based tech magnet Apple is likely to use its proprietary ‘ProMotion Technology’ that it shipped with the 10.5″ and 12.9″ iPad Pros last year. The ProMotion technology switches between different screen refresh rate depending upon the nature of the display are shown. For instance, it drops the refresh rate for images which videos get elevating refresh rate for smooth and seamless transitions. The tech aids in providing better battery life while it betters scrolling and other transition with their cushioned fluidity at its max.
Note that iPad Pro uses an LCD display similar to XR as Apple hasn’t rolled out the ProMotion technology for OLED panels yet which will be the case in 2020 iPhones where all the three models are likely OLED unlike two models out of three last year. This is because Apple will be bumping the affordable iPhone XR from LCD to OLED next year.
Other leaks have stated that Apple will roll out a 5G enabled model next year as well which is feasible considering the fact that Apple recently bought the modem business of Intel for a whopping $1 billion. As of this year, all three models will get A13 SoC which is obviously faster than the last year’s A12 SoC while these models will get reverse charging and a bump in the camera department as all the three models will get a new camera sensor at the back that’ll make iPhone XS/XS Max successor a triple-camera holder at the back while iPhone XR successor will get a dual-camera setup at the back.
Furthermore, iOS 13 is also rolling out official in September and in fact, a tipster suggests that Apple could hold its Launch Event on September 10 although we haven’t received any confirmation as of now.