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What is the refresh rate on the phones and why should you care

The manufacturers of mobile phones used to distinguish terminals of high-end highlighting the refresh rate of their screens. In fact, they are already starting to do. The most recent example is OnePlus: the company said this January 13, 2020, which had completed the development of its AMOLED screen of next generation, which has as its main feature a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

It has also transpired that the Galaxy S20 (formerly named as Galaxy S11) will have a display with this same number, “for users to experience animations and movements much more smooth,” according to SamMobile, the middle recognized for its reports on around the following cell of the signature south Korean.

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But then what is the refresh rate in smart phones? Will this feature a decisive factor in choosing a smartphone , and not some other?

In simple terms, the refresh rate is the number of times a screen refreshes its image at a second capacity which is measured in Hz. This was already an important specification on monitors, and now it has made a place in the mobile world.

So, in 2019, the protagonists were cell phones of high range that boasted 60 or 90 Hz, that is to say, that is “cooling” visually, 60 or 90 times in a second, as the Galaxy S10 Plus, Pixel 4 XL and OnePlus 7 Pro.

Everything seems to indicate that this 2020 will be the year of the phones with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which will have the purpose to offer a better experience when playing back clips, and action video games, as well as to navigate between different options and applications of the cell.

The great problem that presents itself, as happened with HDR10, is the availability of content ready for a screen with a refresh rate high. OnePlus said that a number of the most important applications –after numerous optimizations of the system– will be able to take advantage of this specification.

With regard to the videos, the story is another: “most of The content still occurs at 24 or 30 frames per second (fps), while there is a small portion of it in 60 frames per second,” said the brand.

To give an answer to this problem, OnePlus is including in its display of new generation technology MEMC –view televisions of high-end and which employs adjustment algorithm in real-time to insert additional frames to a video file– which could make it possible for a material at 24 or 30 fps is played at 60 or even 120 fps.

What is clear is that the industry-rich content and related to the mobile world, you need to work at a feverish pace so that the refresh rate of 120 Hz does not remain as a mere novelty or a simple issue of scaling of the image.

So soon, the big brands are already fighting to be the first to have a cell with a commercial screen with a refresh level of image never before seen. For the moment OnePlus and Samsung are at the head of the competition.

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