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Entire iPhone 12 lineup will miss out on 120Hz displays, says Ming-chi Kuo

Ming-chi Kuo wrote in his most recent research note that the iPhone 12 models will not have 120Hz screens – due to battery life considerations, claims the analyst. An earlier report from another source pointed the finger at supply issues with the driver ICs.

Anyway, Apple will reportedly wait until 2021 when it will use high refresh rate screens based on the more power-efficient LTPO technology. These are 5-15% more efficient than LTPS OLED panels, which should help offset the higher power draw (Apple already uses LTPO displays in its Watch).

Kuo adds that the smallest phones in the…