Galaxy S21 Ultra: the 120 Hz WQHD + screen is confirmed, a first for Samsung

The Galaxy S21 Ultra will benefit from a 120 Hz screen capable of climbing to a WQHD + definition, confirms a famous informant. For the first time, Samsung will enable the frequency of highest refreshment while enjoying maximum definition.

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With the Galaxy S20s launched last year, the South Korean manufacturer was forcing users to choose between 120Hz refresh rate or WHQD + definition. Probably worried that the combination of 120Hz and WQHD + could quickly ruin battery life, Samsung has clamped down on enabling these two options simultaneously. To take advantage of the maximum definition of 3088 x 1400 pixels (WQHD +), it was therefore necessary to be satisfied with 60 Hz.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra will allow Samsung to correct the situation, advance Ice Universe, a renowned informant 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.

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Bad news for autonomy?

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

We imagine that Samsung has finally managed to reduce the general energy consumption of the two options, or to boost the autonomy of its terminal. Still, the S21 Ultra will be powered by a 5000 mAh battery, like its predecessor. To improve battery life, Samsung has reportedly taken great care in the design of its Exynos 2100 SoC.

According to a leaker, the Galaxy S21 would therefore display an autonomy of about 25% to 35% greater than that of the Galaxy S20. What to compensate for activating the 120 Hz WQHD + screen? We’ll tell you more about the S21 as soon as possible. Pending the presentation on Thursday, January 14, 2021, feel free to give your opinion in the comments below.