A 120Hz refresh rate on an iPhone? Yes, please!
Leaked screenshots have started circulating a few hours ago claiming that the upcoming iPhone 12 Pro Max (that’s what they’re calling it) will finally get a faster 120Hz refresh rate similar to the ProMotion displays introduced on the iPad Pro.
Camera and display settings for current PVT model of 6.7” iPhone 12 Pro Max
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Jon Prosser shared the screenshots above, showcasing a new menu under the Display settings page that supposedly confirms the higher refresh rate support. The two new toggles include Enable High Refresh Rate which would let you manually turn on the feature and Enable Adaptive Refresh Rate which would let the iPhone automatically switch between 60Hz and 120Hz depending on what is shown on screen.
Another screenshot also points to new options under the Camera settings. This points to different enhancements which are now possible with the addition of the LiDAR sensor that was first introduced on the iPad Pro last March.
That being said, the reports also pointed out that the screenshots were taken from a production validation testing (PVT) model of the iPhone, which could also mean that the final release won’t have this option.
Apple is scheduled to announce the new iPhone in September, but the ongoing pandemic also means that the new iPhone could launch in October.