Xiaomi phone with 120Hz display might join the high refresh rate club


High refresh rates seem to be the newest trend in top-tier smartphones. The cutting-edge feature, which increases the rate at which the display is updated, allows for a smooth and luxurious scrolling experience. The OnePlus 7 Pro became the first mainstream phone to have 90Hz panels, the first ever except for gaming phones like the Asus ROG Phone II or the Razer Phone 2, which both sport sweet 120Hz displays. And from yesterday’s Oppo launch, it looks like the Reno Ace is following suit. Now, Xiaomi looks to be joining the club as well.

As XDA spotted, Xiaomi beta build for MIUI 11 evidently includes a setting to adjust the refresh rate. The setting appears to have an option for 120Hz, which the software says “makes the picture smoother”, while the 60Hz option “saves battery”. Interestingly, there are only two options listed under the setting. The Asus ROG Phone II, on the other hand, has options for 60, 90, and 120Hz, giving it a middle-ground option for performance and battery life. 

Of course, this isn't an official announcement or even a leak, so the exacts whens and even ifs of a launch are unknown. Regardless, higher refresh rates are an interesting new feature that’s clearly spreading across the mobile segment. Given how much we scroll when using our smartphones, it will be exciting to see how and when Xiaomi incorporates the smooth-scrolling technology into its future devices.

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4 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 1001; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Again without mention to those who started to use years ago. Looks like something is important just according to who's using not if feature is great. Same way no site cared about IP rating, OIS, Qi charging, stereo speakers before Samsung started to use.

3. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

And what phones started using the high refresh rate years ago? From my understanding, the Razer phone was the first to hit 120hz on a phone... and the ROG Phone 2 is the first to reach that on an OLED display. Maybe devices like Sharp had high refresh screens, but those devices are not available globally so most people wouldn't know anyway... Don't get me wrong, I love to bash PhoneArena for their bias articles, but this one isn't one of them... in fact, I enjoyed not having to unnecessarily read "iPhone / Apple / Samsung" at all in this piece of news...

4. User123456789

Posts: 1001; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Sharp have few phones (midranges and flagships ) with 120Hz LCD. Aquos Zero II has 240Hz oled. From Sony, 120Hz are all with Full HD, QHD and 4K since Xperia X, that includes even XA. series. Except XZ2 Premium that is 144. https://www.xda-developers.com/sony-xperia-xz-premium-hidden-120hz-screen-mode-razer-phone/

6. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Dude, Xperia devices might have the hardware but they have NEVER released a device with high refresh rate to the market... I am currently using an Xperia XZ and my wife has an X... So don't BS me with that... We are talking here about phones available to mass market were people doesn't have to jump through hoops in XDA to enable an obscure feature

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