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Display Refresh Rates explained: What does 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz actually mean?

Higher refresh rate displays on smartphones are all the rage these days. We often come across smartphone companies and tech enthusiasts talking about faster and smoother displays and actively using terms like 90Hz, 120Hz, or even 144Hz. Most device makers are not only gravitating towards higher refresh rates but are also vehemently using them as...

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the first phone with Samsung’s new VRR OLED display

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is an incredible smartphone. While it certainly is expensive -- no doubts about that -- it does pack in a fair few new technologies that make it an exciting Android phone to hold in your hands, more so than the regular Galaxy Note 20. One of these new technologies is...

How the Iris 5 chip from Pixelworks can improve the visual experience of Android smartphones

Smartphone screens continue to improve in visual quality every year in typical ways like color accuracy, color gamut, and brightness. However, we've come to a point where many of the technical advancements in even the top-tier displays are now imperceptible or unnoticed. Panel vendors and OEMs are constantly trying to come up with new ways,...

OPPO Find X2 series features PixelWorks Iris 5 display chip and Goodix’s new voice and audio technology

The OPPO Find X2 and the OPPO Find X2 Pro are the newest flagships from OPPO, bringing along top-notch display and camera capabilities for the premium flagship segment. Mishaal was pleased by all that the Find X2 Pro brings to the table, as he notes in his first impressions. While the announcement event from OPPO...

Opinion: Waterfall Displays are the Future of the Glass Slab Smartphone

Curved screens have been one of the more controversial additions to phones in the past few years. A lot of phone enthusiasts dislike the extreme curves as they pose practical usability issues. Other people swear by curved displays, claiming that the look and feel of the curves are worth the usability trade-offs. This has been...

OPPO smartphones could feature Pixelworks’ visual processor as companies sign multi-year collaboration agreement

If you have been following tech closely over the past year, you may have heard of Pixelworks. Pixelworks' Iris 5 visual processor made the news at MWC 2019 for bringing along several key technologies like HDR10+ support, TrueClarity Smart Motion Processing for removing artifacts, multi-adaptive display for optimal viewing in varied lighting, and importantly, real-time...

One UI 2.0 beta hints at future Samsung Galaxy phone with a 120Hz display

Smartphones with high refresh rate displays are becoming more of a norm. The OnePlus 7T series features 90Hz displays and the Pixel 4 does as well, though the latter's implementation is not without controversy. Meanwhile, Razer has created two smartphones with 120Hz displays and it looks like a future Samsung Galaxy phone will do the...

OnePlus 7 Pro Display Review — Finally Flagship Quality

The era of the budget-priced "flagship-killer" has long since been over for OnePlus. They have slowly crawled their way up the price brackets, pricing their phones at mid-range with the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 6, and their respective "T" iterative variants. OnePlus continues to climb up this year with the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro,...

Google Pixel 3 XL Display Review – What Google Needs to Improve for the Pixel 4

The launch of the Google Pixel 4 is only a few months away, and this year Google started up the hype train extraordinarily early by posting renders of the back of the smartphone four months in advance of its expected release. The front of the phone is still up for speculation, but what we do...

Google Pixel 3 Display Analysis: A Real, Tangible Improvement — Yet Still Behind the Curve

In the current state of smartphone technology, which defines the old 2014 “phablet” as the new baseline size for most Android handsets, the Pixel 3 remains one of the last few choices for a modernly-compact flagship smartphone in 2018 — and one of the last without a notch. The same held true for last year’s...

Samsung embraces the notch with new Infinity Displays

To those who despise the display "notch" trend, Samsung has been a beacon of hope. Despite nearly every other Android manufacturer embracing the controversial display cutout, Samsung has remained notch-free. That appears to be changing as the company showed off several new Infinity Displays with notches.Samsung had a lot to show off at their developer conference...

Samsung shows off an under-display camera – no notch needed

Display notches are undoubtedly the biggest smartphone trend in 2018. While they technically appeared before this year, we've seen an enormous number of devices with the "feature" in this calendar year. The notch is a stop-gap solution before manufacturers can figure out how to completely remove all bezels and sensors. Samsung Display is one company working...