iPhone 12 Is Rumored to Come With a 120Hz “ProMotion” Display

Written by Bill Toulas
Last updated September 14, 2021

iPhone 12 is naturally one of not the most anticipated smartphone devices of 2020, and while we’re still far from its actual launch date, we already got a couple of revelations to keep the rumor mill turning. In March, we discussed the patents pointing towards an underwater interface that could enable iPhone 12 users to take images of the aquatic life, as well as to create submerged stories. Then, a subsequent leak confirmed the existence of a notch for the upcoming generation and presented a better Night Mode and Smart HDR, a bigger battery, and 5G connectivity.

Now, leaker Max Weinbach claims to have more information to share with us, making the following claims for the iPhone 12:

The camera department is something that we expect to see improvements on, as this has been the focus of iPhones for a very long time now. Along with the next-gen A14 Bionic chip that is going to be even more energy-efficient than A13, the bigger battery is great to see as well, even though it was expected. The first benchmarks of A14 that leaked indicate that Apple’s new processor is going to destroy Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and score far better than the A13.

The most exciting part, though, is probably the announcement of the 120Hz “ProMotion” OLED display, although this may only be made available on the “Pro” model. iPhones were stuck in 60Hz, even if the competition from Android moved forward and embraced the smoothness that comes with higher refresh rates. From internet browsing to intense gaming, the benefits that come with a 120Hz display manifest everywhere, and once your eyes (and brain) get used to this territory, there’s no turning back. From this perspective, and with the admission that we’ll see the iPhone 12 abandoning the curvy design for a more “cutting-edge” style, the upcoming generation is going to be one that at least won’t feel like an incremental, almost marginal upgrade.

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