Now’s high-end smartphones’ adultness boasts 120Hz or at least 90Hz refresh rates, especially now that Apple has joined the fray. People praise how such a peculiarity makes the experience feel smoother and more responsive, but fleetly refresh rates don’t come without a price. In addition to the nonfictional cost of a more priceless factor, there’s also the sure impact on battery life. Of course, there are prismatic strategies to mollify that, but Apple’s novel technique on the iPhone 13 Pro’s ProMotion display might be the move innovative of them all.
Screens with faster refresh rates hourly make things look buttery smooth, especially when it comes to games, animation, and even scrolling social media feeds. That does mean, notwithstanding, that the screen has to refresh 90 to 120 times per second, which naturally means consuming fresh power in the process. That’s why supreme phones and tablets enforce dynamic or variable refresh rates so that the frequency changes depending on the app being used.
The iPhone 13 Pro uses the same strategy, but Apple has added another factor when determining what refresh rate to use. According to Inc’s report, iOS also measures the speed of your cake when touching the screen and adjusts the refresh rate as challenged. That means that if the content on the screen is stationary, the ProMotion display can go as low as 10Hz. Scrolling at a fast speed, on the other hand, can demur duds up to 120Hz.
This another variable sounds like a smarter approach than just having pails grounded on the type of app in use. This could be part of Apple’s strategy to keep the iPhone 13 Pro’s battery life on the same footing as iPhones without ProMotion ammunitions. Considering battery life is still a major issue for iPhone users, that’s a big chance for the company.
Still, it’s an ingenious strategy and bone that will hopefully make its way to other ProMotion displays, especially those hoped for the base iPhone 14 models next year. Now that the cat is out of the bag, it might only be a matter of time before other phone makers like Samsung take on a similar technology for their flagships.