Apple iPhone 12 series only had a 60Hz display. So this year’s iPhone 13 could fix that with a 120Hz display. But, what about the battery drainage problem, which Apple originally faced with iPhone 12. Well, the answer is LTPO display.
So what exactly is this LTPO technology in the display. The full form for LTPO is Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide. LTPO enables the possibility of an adaptive refresh rate, varying from 1Hz to 120Hz. It can also turn on and off individual pixels of the display, making it more power-efficient.
Who developed the LTPO display? Well, that’s an interesting thing. Actually, Apple itself was the first one to use these displays on their Apple Watches. Some Smartphones like OnePlus 9 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S21 ultra already has LTPO display. TicWatch 3 smartwatch also uses this technology. However, their display-making process is different. The end result is the same, a more power-efficient display with an adaptive refresh rate.
Apple is yet to uses the LTPO display in their Smartphone. The expert of the display industry, Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) has tweeted saying that more than one iPhone 13 Smartphone will have LTPO displays.
Ross didn’t say anything about the particular model. However, we are assuming that it will top two models which are iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Aside from this, The concept design for iPhone 13 is already out. It shows a new red color iPhone with a smaller notch and different camera position.