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Galaxy S21 Ultra to support 120Hz refresh rate at WQHD+ resolution

A new leak suggests Galaxy S21 Ultra will support 120Hz refresh rate with its native resolution unlike the Galaxy S20 series which reduced it to FHD resolution.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. (HT Tech)

Samsung is expected to offer its Galaxy S21 smartphones with 120Hz displays. A new leak suggests the Galaxy S21 Ultra will support the 120Hz refresh rate on its native WQHD+ resolution.

The latest leak comes from Ice Universe who shared an image of what’s believed to be the display settings of the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Here, the motion smoothness feature for refresh rate is set to adaptive, and the screen resolution is set at WQHD+. Galaxy S21 Ultra is expected to feature a 6.8-inch WQHD+ display with a 20:9 aspect ratio.

Samsung offered 120Hz displays first with the Galaxy S20 series but the high refresh rate worked only with FHD resolution and not its native QHD resolution. The restriction was reportedly due to some hardware limitations. A software update to fix this was expected but it never arrived. 

The leak suggests only the Galaxy S21 Ultra will offer this feature. It may not arrive on the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus. The premium Galaxy S21 Ultra is also expected to feature a 108-megapixel quad camera, S Pen support and up to 16GB of RAM. Galaxy S21 Ultra is also said to be the only model in the series to house a microSD card slot. All three smartphones would be powered by the same Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 chipset.

Samsung is hosting its first ‘Unpacked’ event of the year on January 14 where it will launch the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra.

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