Another leak points towards 120Hz ProMotion displays for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
A reliable source, if there is no accident, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max have basically determined the maximum 120Hz refresh rate.— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 26, 2020
This year, Apple might release four OLED iPhone 12 models. The higher-end variants, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, are tipped to offer twice the refresh rate of current iPhones.
Apple calls its 120Hz screens ProMotion displays and they are already there on the newer iPad Pro models. Some Android phones already support 90Hz and 120Hz display rates but Apple's implementation could be a little different. The refresh rate on the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max will likely be adaptive, which means it will dynamically change based on the content being displayed.
So, for instance, it will go from 60hz to 120hz when a user is scrolling and go down when static content is being viewed. This would conserve battery life, which is a major concern with phones that offer a high refresh rate.
The iPhone 12 will probably not come with LTPO panels
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will likely have an upper hand when it comes to preserving battery life because of the LTPO tech, which would allow for variable switching. This means the screen will operate at 1Hz-120Hz.
That is the difference. LTPO can switch from 1Hz to 120Hz while ProMotion can only switch from 60 to 120. The power savings can be significant obviously from 60Hz to 1Hz.— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) May 11, 2020
The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max will probably only be able to switch between 60Hz and 120Hz.
So, to ensure that the higher-end iPhone 12 models are able to keep up with the ProMotion display and 5G, Apple is expected to equip them with bigger batteries. The iPhone 12 Pro will likely have a 4400mAh cell inside, which is around 500mAh more than the battery in the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Additionally, the Pro models will likely support 10-bit color depth, which means they will be able to display more than one billion colors. For comparison, the 8-bit screen on the iPhone 11 Pro supports 16.7 million colors.
The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max will likely stick with 60Hz screens.
All four models will probably have the A14 Bionic under the hood and they will be 5G-ready. Additionally, Apple might also release two 4G models, one of which might carry an LCD screen.