Galaxy S21 Ultra: 120 Hz WQHD display confirms itself, a first for Samsung


The Galaxy S21 Ultra will benefit from a 120 Hz screen capable of climbing to a WQHD definition, confirms a reputable informant. For the first time, Samsung will enable the highest refresh frequency while taking advantage of maximum definition.

With the Galaxy S20 launched last year, the South Korean manufacturer required users to choose between the 120 Hz refresh rate or the WHQD definition. Probably fearing that the combination of the 120 Hz and the WQHD would quickly ruin battery life, Samsung has slocked in the simultaneous activation of both options. To take advantage of the maximum definition of 3088 x 1400 pixels (WQHD), you had to settle for the 60 Hz.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra will allow Samsung to correct the shot, argues Ice Universe, a renowned leaker of the smartphone world. In a post on his Twitter account, the leaker claims that the S21 Ultra will be able to go up to 120 Hz even if the maximum definition of WQHD has been activated beforehand.

Bad for Battery?

To prove his point, Ice Universe accompanies his tweet with a screenshot of the smartphone’s display settings (see below). “With the Galaxy S21 Ultra, QHD resolution and adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz can be activated at the same time,” says Ice Universe. It seems that the simultaneous activation of both options is reserved for the S21 Ultra, the most high-end model of this new generation.

One imagines that Samsung has finally managed to reduce the overall energy consumption of both options, or to boost the autonomy of its terminal. Yet the S21 Ultra will be powered by a 5000 mAh battery, like its predecessor. To improve battery life, Samsung would have taken great care in designing its SoC Exynos 2100.

According to a leaker, the Galaxy S21 would therefore have a range about 25% to 35% greater than that of the Galaxy S20. What’s to compensate for the activation of the 120 Hz WQHD screen? We’ll tell you more about the S21s as soon as possible.