iPhone 17, iPhone 17 Plus will have OLED screens with 120Hz refresh rate, always-on support

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According to a report, Apple's iPhone 17 series will reportedly be equipped with advanced OLED screens that support higher refresh rates. In recent years, Apple's 'Pro' models have featured OLED screens with low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) technology, allowing the refresh rate to drop down to 1Hz, allowing the company's premium handsets to display a near constant -Can display on display mode. With the iPhone 17 series smartphones rumored to include upgraded screens, the company's standard models may also come with support for this feature.

A report from The Elec (in Korean), citing supply chain reports, says that Apple is planning to equip the iPhone 17 and iPhone 17 Plus – these phones as successors to the upcoming iPhone 16 series in 2025. Expected to be introduced in the second half of 2019 – with LTPO OLED screen. This technology was introduced by the company on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max and is also available on the current generation iPhone 15 Pro models.

If these predictions are accurate, the iPhone 17 and iPhone 17 Plus will be the first standard iPhone models to sport OLED screens with a 120Hz refresh rate. Currently, the company's non-Pro models have a refresh rate of 60Hz, while 120Hz ProMotion displays are reserved for more expensive phones.

Meanwhile, the inclusion of LTPO AMOLED screens should allow the entire iPhone 17 lineup to offer support for the Always-On Display mode that comes with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Unlike most Android smartphones, which use a pure black always-on display with text for the clock and notifications, iOS dims the lock screen and reduces the display's refresh rate to 1Hz on its Pro models. , allowing the wallpaper to be displayed.

Apple supplier BOE is expected to produce these displays in time for next year's smartphones, the report said. However, it's fair to take these claims with a grain of salt, as there are still several months to go before Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 16 series later this year, while the iPhone 17 models are expected to arrive in the second half of 2025.

According to recent reports, the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max may be equipped with larger screens than their predecessors. The alleged iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max may feature 6.27-inch (159.31 mm) and 6.85-inch (174.06 mm) displays, respectively. These claims are in line with previously leaked CAD designs for both smartphones and previous reports that also suggest that the displays of the iPhone 16 Pro models will be larger. More details about the upcoming phone are expected to be revealed in the coming months.


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