Each year smartphones are getting better in terms of design, display, and performance. One feature that is increasingly getting bigger is the display and its higher fresh rate. The standard refresh rate that most of the mobile phone manufacturers use is 60Hz, which allows your device screen to be refresh 60 times in a second. In 2017 the Razer Phone came up with a 120Hz display refresh rate, which let to amazingly smooth scrolling experience. Recent phones from Google, OnePlus, and Oppo have also upgraded their display refresh rate up to 90Hz display.
As discovered by famous mobile blogger IceUniverse, the new Android 10 beta for last year’s Galaxy Note 9 phone includes the option to switch from the usual 60Hz refresh rate to a higher 120Hz. The settings has further three options: You can turn off the high refresh rate and keep the standard 60Hz, you can turn on the high refresh rate and keep 120Hz, and you can turn on the high refresh rate and switch automatically between 60Hz and 120Hz.
Galaxy Note 9 may have the option to switch to 90Hz but its hardware isn’t capable to handle such a higher refresh rate. But it suggests that 2020’s Galaxy S11, which will run that same version of Android 10 will have that feature. Both the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series currently run the Android 9 Pie operating system. The Note 9 is the first device to get the updated operating system. Other than the display, the Galaxy S11 will have a feature one UI 2. In October, Samsung showed off One UI 2, revealing an update that brings better reachability, moving icons, dark mode for the lock and home screen, and smaller notification windows to Samsung Galaxy phones and wearable devices.