Smartphones with high refresh rate screens offer a relatively smoother and smoother experience when navigating the user interface, scrolling, swiping, zooming, and gaming. Samsung was late for the party when it came to releasing devices with high refresh rate displays, but the company now has the widest range of such phones and tablets. While most brands started out with 90Hz screens, Samsung jumped straight to 120Hz refresh rate screens.
Since there are many Galaxy devices (eight as of December 20th) that have high refresh rate screens, we think it is a good idea to make a list of all of these devices. We’ll update this list regularly as Samsung releases new devices with high refresh rate ads.
Which Galaxy phones and tablets have a high refresh rate?
- Galaxy S20: This phone has a dynamic 6.2-inch AMOLED 2x display with QHD + resolution (3,200 x 1,440 pixels) and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It also has HDR10 +, always-on display, an ultrasound -Fingerprint reader in the display and Gorilla Glass 6 protection. Both the LTE and 5G versions of the phone have a screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
- Galaxy S20 +: LTE and 5G variants of the Galaxy S20 + have a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x display with QHD + resolution (3,200 x 1,440 pixels) and a high refresh rate of 120 Hz. HDR10 + – Play content and provide Gorilla Glass 6 protection over the screen. Features like AoD and an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader are also provided.
- Galaxy S20 Ultra: The Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a peak brightness of 1,400 nits, a QHD + resolution and an HDR10 + certification. Similar to other phones in the Galaxy S20 series, it has an ultrasonic fingerprint reader in the display, an AoD mode and Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
- Galaxy S20 FE: This phone is the cheapest Galaxy S20 device and has a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It uses an in-display optical fingerprint reader, AoD mode , HDR10 + and its screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x display with an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz and a QHD + resolution. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. It has an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader, HDR10 + certification and AoD mode.
- Galaxy Z Fold 2: The second generation fold device from Samsung has two screens, a 6.23-inch Super AMOLED display outside and a 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x fold display inside. The inner display can be folded up and has an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz, QXGA + resolution (2,208 x 1,768 pixels), HDR10 + certification and UTG (Ultra Thin Glass) protection. The outer display has a resolution of 2,260 x 816 pixels and a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
- Galaxy Tab S7: The Galaxy Tab S7 uses an 11-inch LTPS IPS LCD screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, QHD + resolution, HDR10 + playback certification and a peak brightness of 500 nits. It comes with an S pen and a latency of just 26 ms.
- Galaxy Tab S7 +: The Galaxy Tab S7 + has a 12.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a QHD + resolution. It comes with an S Pen that has a latency of just 9ms.
Samsung is launching three more smartphones with high refresh rate screens next month: Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 +, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. Only the Galaxy S21 Ultra should have a QHD + Dynamic AMOLED 2x screen with an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz. The other two smartphones in the Galaxy S21 series are said to have Full HD + Dynamic AMOLED 2x screens with a non-adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz.