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iPhone 13 may finally use 120Hz ProMotion display, says new leak

Apple is likely to introduce its 120Hz ProMotion display on the iPhone 13 lineup this year. The speculation is now confirmed by industry sources, which also say that a crucial technology in the display use is now complete.

twitter-logoSarthak Dogra | April 12, 2021 | Updated 21:26 IST
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Highlights

  • Apple is speculated to bring 120Hz ProMotion display on the upper-end variants of iPhone 13 series.
  • The LTPO displays will allow up to 20 per cent reduced power consumption.
  • OLED displays for the lower models will be sourced from LG Display and BOE.

Long-standing rumours around the next Apple iPhone lineup are now being confirmed through new sources. A recent example is that of the 120Hz ProMotion display on the iPhone 13 series, which a new source confirms will make its way for the first time ever on iPhones this year.

The confirmation comes through a report by DigiTimes. Citing industry sources, the supply chain monitor states that both Samsung and LG are converting their iPhone-only production lines to LTPO tech production.

LTPO or low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) displays have been rumoured on iPhones a couple of years now. The report mentions that the transition by the supplying firms to Apple is almost complete and will make way for iPhone 13 series displays in time.

Apple is anticipated to use the displays in the top-end variants of the iPhone 13. This means that the new display might be seen on the iPhone 13 Pro Max and even the iPhone 13 Pro if the names stick.

As for the lower models in the series, Apple is sourcing OLED displays made by LG Display and BOE.

The report also confirms an important update in the use of LTPO. It states that Apple has completed work on its battery-saving technology for LTPO thin-film transistors. The technology is being deemed essential to provide quality battery backup on high-refresh-rate displays. The report mentions that it now enables up to 20 per cent reduced power consumption on LTPO displays.

The displays were first seen on Apple's iPad Pro lineup. They were since rumoured to make their way into the iPhone product portfolio too. Information through the new sources is hence, in line with what Apple is anticipated to bring next to its phone lineup.

Apple is also rumoured to launch its next iteration of the iPad Pro later this month. The iPad Pro 2021 series is speculated to come with Apple M1 chipsets, a mini-LED display on select variants as well as a redesigned camera bump on the larger variant.

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