The line of flagships Samsung Galaxy will be presented on February 11 this year at 22:00 Moscow time at the presentation of Galaxy Unpacked 2020. The company may show a folding smartphone of the next generation Galaxy Fold 2, but we are interested in the Galaxy S line, which will include the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra . Smartphones will get one important feature that will be the new trend of 2020.
What important feature will Samsung's new flagships get?
We are talking, as many have already guessed, about a 120 Hz screen. Earlier rumors about the presence of such screens in the new flagships of Samsung had already circulated, but today the authoritative source of Ice Universe at Twitter confirmed this information, publishing the following:
– Ice universe (@UniverseIce) January 5, 2020
He did not mention the S20 lineup, probably because Samsung plans to ditch the S11 in favor of the S20 naming convention. To avoid confusion, IceUniverse decided not to specify exactly how the new Samsung flagships will be called.
Many assumed that the S20 will have a screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, however, as you can see, the company has decided not to deprive the owners of the cheapest phone in the S20 line. Galaxy S20 in the usual naming would be referred to as the Galaxy S11e. The Galaxy S20 Plus is the Galaxy S11 and the Galaxy S20 Ultra is the Galaxy S11 Plus.
What is screen frequency?
Many people still do not understand why 120 Hz screens are needed. To understand this, just watch the comparison video below:
Screen frequency is the number of frames per second. Thus, 120 Hz means that the screen changes the picture 120 times per second. This makes scrolling and any interactions with the interface smoother.
Why exactly 120 Hz and not 130? We have an answer to this question.
Screen frequency is not equal to response speed
Many people may confuse screen frequency with response speed. Response speed is how quickly the screen responds to user input. Currently, the best in this indicator is the smartphone Xiaomi Black Shark 2. It uses Fast Finger technology with a response speed of 43 ms. In iPhone this figure is 45 ms. In conventional smartphones, this figure is approximately 80-100 ms. And even a smartphone with a 120 Hz refresh rate may not have a very fast response, this is what the owners of the Redmi K30 with a 120 Hz screen and a cheap matrix with a bad touch may complain about.
Therefore, you should not think that buying a cheap device with a 120Hz screen will make your smartphone responsive, by no means. We can, by the way, discuss this in Telegram.
All three devices in the Samsung Galaxy S line are rumored to have rounded OLED screens. Earlier in the S10e, the screen was not rounded. This is done in order to move the Galaxy S line towards more expensive devices. The cheapest Galaxy S20 will cost more than the Galaxy S10e.
This move is due to the fact that the company does not want the 'cheap' Galaxy S20 to influence sales of the mid-budget Galaxy Note10 Lite and S10 Lite. This is exactly what is happening with the S10e – at a price comparable to the S10 Lite, while offering premium body materials as opposed to the plastic in the Lite version.
Why 120Hz screens aren't the limit?
We have already written material on the topic of why 120 Hz screens will become the trend of 2020. The bottom line is that the human eye is able to distinguish more than 1000 frames per second, so it makes sense to develop the refresh rate of the picture in smartphones.
We can say that the manufacturers, having improved the quality of the screens as much as possible, decided to increase the frequency, which was expected and correct from the point of view of user experience. In smartphones, it is especially important to have smooth interfaces as they are the most dynamic. Computers offer functionality, while in smartphones, visual perception is more important.
Are you ready to buy a 120Hz smartphone in 2020? Share your opinion below in the comments.