Samsung takes shot at iPhone 13 Pro, says it has used 120Hz displays 'for a while'

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Tuesday is iPhone launch day, which means it's time for Samsung to get in some low blows on social media. This year, the Galaxy smartphone maker is ridiculing Apple's adoption of 120Hz displays, a feature its own devices have boasted for more than a year.

iPhone 13 Pro ProMotion


After introducing ProMotion on iPad Pro in 2017, the dynamic high refresh rate technology is coming to Apple's top-end iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models.

In response to the announcement, Samsung took to Twitter to crow about its own 120Hz display advancements.

"We've been refreshing at 120Hz for a while now," Samsung said in a tweet.

Samsung debuted 120Hz display in the Galaxy S20 series in March 2020, though the feature did not include variable refresh rates, meaning users were stuck at either 60Hz or a battery-draining 120Hz. The company later introduced "Adaptive Frequency" panels with the Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G in August of that year.

More recently, Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra enables users to activate 120Hz at Quad HD+ resolutions. Previously, switching to high refresh rates knocked maximum screen resolutions down to 1080p.

Apple's solution allows iPhone 13 Pro's screen to refresh at rates between 10 to 120 times per second, depending on displayed content and activity. For example, refresh rates slow to a crawl when high-speed graphics performance is not required, saving battery life. The system also takes finger motion into account when scrolling, accelerating and decelerating to match a user's speed.

Samsung typically casts aspersions on Apple in the hours following a major product release in what appears to be an attempt to remain relevant in the news cycle and rattle the cages for the benefit of its users.

Last year, the company mocked Apple for removing power adapters from iPhone boxes. Prior to that, Samsung teased Apple for killing off the headphone jack with iPhone 7. As is its wont, Samsung later followed Apple's lead on both counts.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 19
    so has Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, OnePlus, ......, yet it didn't make them the best smartphone makers
    wwinter86rob53urahararinosaur9secondkox2StrangeDaysthe1maximuswatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 19
    1st isn’t better. As evidenced by the widespread issues with Samsung’s 120 hz smartphone displays. 

    Apple is not always first. 

    But it’s always better
    edited September 14 wwinter86agilealtituderob53uraharaJFC_PAcpsrojeffharrisStrangeDayspatchythepirateMacPro
  • Reply 3 of 19
    SO needy. 
    StrangeDaysMacProthe1maximusigorskywatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 19
    “Yes, yes ok Samsung…come here (hugs)…better now, ok there you go, now go play with the other kids”
    uraharaJFC_PAStrangeDaysScot1MacProravnorodomthe1maximuswatto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 19
     More recently, Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra enables users to activate 120Hz at Quad HD+ resolutions. Previously, switching to high refresh rates knocked maximum screen resolutions down to 1080p. ”
    Wow. You did introduced it earlier. Indeed, Samsung. 

    And just remember, Apple has been producing iPhones longer than you, Samsung. You have actually never produced an iPhone, for a while now.
    QuadBthe1maximuswatto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 19
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 5,732member
    But..but... we were FIRST!

    How'd that Galaxy Fold go?

    Morons.

    This is what happens when the executive staff gets bored in prison.
    JFC_PAdewmeQuadBMacProthe1maximuspscooter63watto_cobrajony0
  • Reply 7 of 19
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 2,893member
    Samsung just couldn’t make them good enough.
    MacProthe1maximuswatto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 19
    They’ve also been grounding aircraft due to fire “for a while now”.
    EaksterMacProthe1maximuspscooter63watto_cobrajony0
  • Reply 9 of 19
    dewmedewme Posts: 3,818member
    Interesting to see Samsung actually speaking up for themselves rather than hiding behind their Big Brother, who has of late done all of their talking for them while they cower in the shadows. 
    QuadBMacProthe1maximuswatto_cobra
  • Reply 10 of 19
    crowleycrowley Posts: 8,742member
    When I buy a new phone the principal consideration I have is which model has the features first.  It’s very important to me.
    ronnthe1maximussphericjony0
  • Reply 11 of 19

    Samsung deliberately pokes fun at Apple only to be shown up every single time in the present and in the long run…

    Apple for life 👍

    edited September 14 MacProthe1maximuswatto_cobrajony0
  • Reply 12 of 19
    Who manufacturers the screens for the new iPhone?
  • Reply 13 of 19
    crowley said:
    When I buy a new phone the principal consideration I have is which model has the features first.  It’s very important to me.
    so has Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, OnePlus, ......, yet it didn't make them the best smartphone makers
    Wait so these companies had an OS that did uber-VFR aka ProMotion?!? or just straight 24/30/60/120Hz...

    Yeah didn't think so...
    watto_cobrajony0
  • Reply 14 of 19
    Samsung makes them first. Apple makes them best.
    edited September 14 MacProthe1maximuswatto_cobra
  • Reply 15 of 19
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,171member
    rezwits said:
    crowley said:
    When I buy a new phone the principal consideration I have is which model has the features first.  It’s very important to me.
    so has Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, OnePlus, ......, yet it didn't make them the best smartphone makers
    Wait so these companies had an OS that did uber-VFR aka ProMotion?!? or just straight 24/30/60/120Hz...

    Yeah didn't think so...
    The Samsung 21 Ultra is the only one with a similar variable rate AFAICT. I think you're correct about the others. 
    the1maximusjony0
  • Reply 16 of 19
    What do they mean for a while. They have only JUST done LTPO variable refresh rate 120Hz at the full resolution. 

    They’ve done static 120hz capped at 1080p which has always been a COMPROMISE. 

    The same way how they COMPROMISED and used a hole punch notch getting rid of Iris Scanning, Intelligent Scan, Dual Selfie Cameras and LED notification light. 

    And then the Samsung Fandroids will brag about the size of the notch on the iPhone as if Samsung has miraculously retained all their historical, dual selfie cameras, depth sensor (seen on the S10 5G) eye and face scanning sensors whilst having a hole punch cut out. 

    The fact that they instantly retaliate like this is embarrassing on their part. It shows how afraid they are of the competition and they quickly start becoming defensive.

    We have seen it all before with headphone Jack and with power adapter in the box. Their marketing strategy has been nothing but a contradictory mess which has tarnished their brand and is doing more long-term damage than good. 

    It must be so hard to be a loyal Samsung fan after they got rid of MST, headphone Jack, IR blaster, Iris scanner, dual aperture, force touch Home Button, LED notification light, Intelligent Scan, curved displays SD slot, heart rate scanner, dual selfie cameras, 1TB, copper vapour cooling, 25W super fast charging etc. Heck they even downgraded the display resolution on non-ultra devices to 1080p which is now even lower than non pro iPhones! Who would have thought! On top of all that they had the audacity to put advertisements in the software and skip the Note this year.


    edited September 15 watto_cobra
  • Reply 17 of 19
    Samsung Mobile is really a mismanaged dumpster fire that's run by unprofessional children.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 18 of 19
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 2,893member
    "for a while" because, really, our implementation has always been pretty crappy.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 19 of 19
    iPad Pro had it in 2017.

    Apple probably couldn't get enough LTPO displays to cover even the Pro line.

    Samsung had enough for their S series though.

    So ... what does that say about their panel supplier, and what does it say about the relative number of phones sold?
    muthuk_vanalingamwatto_cobrajony0
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