We have seen other smartphone manufactures are adopting 90Hz and 120Hz screens on their smartphones starting at $299. But Apple will only offer 120Hz panels for the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max models. It suggests that the vanilla iPhone 13, which could prove to be the best-selling smartphone in the series and one of the best-selling in the world, will still feature a 60Hz display.
One of the reasons iPhone 13 missed its 120Hz refresh deadline is that its OLED display and 5.4-inch panels on the iPhone 13 mini will be made by LG, rather than Samsung.
In a report by The Elec, it reveals that a company called Avaco is supplying equipment for the production of LTPO screens to LG, as the latter would not have the necessary technology for sufficient production of this type of panels in time to mount on the iPhone 13 which is about to be announced in two months.
The report further reveals that Apple is counting on LG to be able to produce high-refresh-rate LTPO displays in sufficient quantity and in time for the production of the iPhone 14.
Apple could therefore count on two vendors capable of making modern 120 Hz LTPO panels in time for the iPhone 14 series, so all models in the range should be equipped with high refresh rate panels and not just the more expensive editions. We can expect all iPhone 14 models (iPhone 14, 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max and 14 Mini/ Max?) will likely offer a 120Hz ProMotion display.
Reportedly, Apple is phasing out the iPhone mini lineup next year and aims to substitute it with an iPhone 14 Max model. So LG could focus on creating 120Hz panels for the iPhone 14 range and help the Cupertino company further escape Samsung’s monopoly of OLED panel manufacturing.
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