Yesterday’s hottest news included some details of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20. We were told that these new devices would consist of a new LTPO display technology that would allow 120Hz variable refresh rates that would improve the battery life of the devices, and apparently, that wasn’t entirely true.
Note 20 Update – while the Note 20+ remains LTPO and 120Hz, the Note 20 will be LTPS and 60Hz. Makes sense since LTPO costs more and should appear first in premium models. You can do 120Hz with LTPS, but it consumes a lot of power. LTPO is the best implementation for 120Hz.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) May 12, 2020
It seems that the new LTPO displays will be part of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series, but only in the + variant. New information says that the base model will use an LTPS backplane, and it would also lack 120H refresh rates. The device would be limited to 60Hz refresh rates to avoid draining its battery unnecessarily. Ross Young is once again the source of this leak, and he also states that the base model could be significantly less expensive, at the cost of some features, even though that would place the device in a Note 10 Lite territory.