Thanks to a 90Hz display, OnePlus 7 Pro quickly became a hot topic for reviewers around the globe. The company later refreshed its lineup and introduced the same feature in the OnePlus 7T and a lot of OEMs followed the suit. While the industry has already seen smartphones with higher refresh rate displays than the regular 60Hz, it seems that a smoother display experience is the next big thing in smartphones. There is a lot of chatter around several phones coming up with 120Hz displays. Devices like the Razer Phones, Asus ROG Phone 2 and Nubia Red Magic all have 120Hz displays, but these cater to a niche market. Here are the three prominent phones that are reported to come with 120Hz displays and that you might want to purchase if you dig smoother scrolling experience on a smartphone.
Several reports pointed out that the Redmi K20 successor, the Redmi K30, will get a display with 120Hz refresh rate. Given the popularity of the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro, it is possible that the phone could bring the same success as it’s affordable lineup brings. It can’t be said that a 120Hz display will help the company get major share given that there are other companies in the fray that are offering the same for similar price range.
Live image of a phone that is said to be the Redmi K30 is making rounds on the internet and show that it has a 120Hz display. The phone’s screen measures 6.66-inches and users can also choose 60Hz refresh rate to save the battery. Xiaomi is facing a tough competition from Realme in the segment which it ruled for several consecutive quarters in India. With K20 Pro, the company tried to enter OnePlus’ territory but it couldn’t do well in the Rs 30,000 market.
Shobhit Srivastava, Research Analyst, Counterpoint Research, said that he has seen more loyal customers for OnePlus. ‘The kind of experience and the kind of user base OnePlus has, I think people would want to go to OnePlus. When they are spending Rs 30,000, they want to be associated with a brand that is already regarded as a premium phone (sic),’ Srivastava was quoted as saying. Well-aware people must be knowing that Xiaomi launched the Mi Mix in India but the phone didn’t do well.
It is also said that the Redmi K30 will also have a Sony IMX686 image sensor and side-mounted fingerprint sensor, which we’ve already seen in the Samsung Galaxy S10e. Now that we are talking about Samsung, reports have also claimed that the South Korean giant’s next flagship, which is likely to be called the Galaxy S11, will also sport a 120Hz display. The company has been in people’s good books for offering all popular smartphone features at competitive pricing. Korean tech blogger Ice Universe has already found an option to switch from the standard 60Hz refresh rate to a higher 120Hz in the Android 10 beta of the Galaxy Note 9. The Galaxy S11 Series will run Android 10 which further hints that the phones may have 120Hz refresh rate.
According to claims by tipster Max J, OnePlus 8 Pro will also feature a super smooth display with 120Hz refresh rate. While there is not much known about the phone, it is said to come with a quad-camera setup and a punch-hole display. On the other hand, the affordable variant, the OnePlus 8, may come with a 90Hz display and triple camera setup.