KEY POINTS

  • Samsung's upcoming Unpacked event is anticipated to be the venue of the unveiling of Samsung Galaxy S20
  • The Unpacked event will be on Feb. 11, 2020
  • But, Samsung might disable this much-awaited feature in the Samsung Galaxy S20 series on its launch

Samsung is anticipated to launch its next flagship smartphone series, the Samsung Galaxy S20, or the Samsung Galaxy S11 in February. A lot of speculations have been making rounds about Samsung’s flagship smartphone; one of these is that all three devices will feature a 120 Hz refresh rate. But, ahead of its official unveiling, a reliable tipster threw water on the rumor.

A piece of new information about the Samsung Galaxy S20 recently surfaced online courtesy of the tech and gadget sleuth Ice Universe. Based on the latest info, it seems that Samsung canceled the 2K 120 Hz feature of the Galaxy S20 series. The same tipster leaked in the past that all three models under the flagship series will sport this refresh rate.

Another report earlier shared that a secret menu in the One UI Beta revealed an option to change the refresh rate of the devices from 60 Hz to 120 Hz. Considering that the current generation smartphones only support 60HZ, the hidden menu triggered speculations that the upcoming series will feature a 120 Hz refresh rate. In 2019, Google and Samsung released smartphones with fluid 90Hz displays, and consumers are expecting that the South Korean company will release the next generation to be higher or at least of the same level as the competition.

However, it does appear to be the case if the latest tip from Ice Universe about the Galaxy S20 is to go by. If this is accurate, many Samsung fans would be disappointed not only because smartphones with higher refresh rates are a trend right now but also because it is one of the most anticipated features of Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone series. The South Korean company is already selling high refresh rate displays to other smartphone makers, so theoretically, it would not be a problem for Samsung to release new smartphones with a better screen refresh rate.

But, there are several factors, which could prevent Samsung from releasing the feature to its flagship smartphone series. Perhaps it has some issues with the battery drainage, and the company probably disable the feature. It is possible that the Samsung Galaxy S20 series will ship the 120 Hz refresh rate feature but with the functionality turned off by the company.

It is worth mentioning that the tipster said he is still waiting for the latest updates, which could mean that it could be just a case of miscommunication. We will know more about the Samsung Galaxy S20 series next month at the Samsung Unpacked event.