The recently launched Samsung Galaxy S20 series has an impressive 120Hz refresh rate. However, this was only available up to FullHD resolution, meaning you’d have to choose between QHD+ or the higher refresh rate.

It looks like trio will be updated after a screenshot of the device with a new firmware version shows the new Dynamic screen refresh rate option.

Photo: GSMArena

Dynamic mode brings 120Hz refresh rate at QHD+, but will switch between 60Hz and 120Hz depending on what app is running. Lower refresh rate will allegedly apply in Google Maps and the stock camera app. This is to conserve battery when a higher refresh rate won’t matter much as far as experience goes.

In addition, it is speculated that the refresh rate will drop to 50Hz when the battery temperature reaches 42°C or if the battery drops to 5%.

This isn’t quite as ideal but if it is true, it at least allows us to use the devices to their true capacities. Currently, there is no official word from Samsung regarding the update but we look forward to it hitting the already impressive devices.


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