Although it has the best screens in the industry, the Galaxy S20 series came with an unwanted limitation, preventing the use of native resolution in 120Hz mode. But Galaxy S21 Ultra fixes this shortcoming.
According to the latest revelations obtained from sources close to Chinese partners, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will be the first Samsung phone with a WQHD + screen at 120Hz. Important to know, OPPO and OnePlus already offer devices that reach 120Hz in WQHD + mode: Find X2 Pro and 8 Pro, Samsung only competing with them.
Interestingly, previous rumors describe all three Galaxy S21 variants with support for refresh rates up to 120Hz. Apparently, the statement is still true, the distinction being that only the Ultra model has a screen with a resolution higher than 1080p.
Apparently, Samsung has managed to apply the necessary optimizations so that the use of WQHD + resolution in 120Hz mode does not have too much impact on battery life. Probably the solution chosen is to use an adaptive system, which dynamically reduces the screen refresh rate when still images are displayed.
In addition to WQHD + resolution (3200 × 1400 pixels), Galaxy S21 Ultra will also be the only phone in the series delivered with a curved screen.
Samsung will officially present the new Galaxy S21 series on January 14, 2021, on the last day of CES 2021, the South Korean manufacturer thus ensuring that the launch is not overshadowed in any way by the other products revealed at the exhibition.
Robert J. Smith is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Robert earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Robert has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.