Samsung wants to promote the improvement rate of change

Samsung wants to promote the improvement rate of change


Samsung is currently considering a new technology that could revolutionize the use of a different upgrade level. The principle is simple: use a different refresh rate for each area of ​​the screen to reduce energy consumption.

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Like most manufacturers, Samsung regularly applies for patents to protect any technology and devices that may emerge. We know, for example, that the South Korean company has filed several patents related to its first screen smartphone. The brand has also published a patent dedicated to a Galaxy smartphone with a side-folding screen.

However, we have just learned Samsung has applied for a patent related to the variable refresh rate. This new technology, rather revolutionary as it stands, would be use a different refresh rate for each screen area. This can reduce power consumption, since the maximum refresh rate will be used for a portion and not for the entire slab.

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Samsung is thinking about the improvement level of the revolutionary change

For example, if you use your smartphone in split screen, playing a YouTube video on one side and reading a web article on the other, the device can automatically use the highest refresh rate on the part of the screen where the video is playing, while the text part of the screen will benefit from lower frequencies. This is indeed one example among many of the field of exploitation of this technology.

The images that Samsung added as part of the patent documents show a screen that displays content with three different refresh rates, namely at 30 Hz, 60 Hz and 120 Hz. Of course, the company notes that there will be technical limitations regarding the combination of screen windows and refresh rates. In other words, its use will follow specific patterns and will not be arbitrary.

Purpose: to preserve smartphone freedom

However, the idea is clear: preserve the freedom of the smartphone by intelligently using different refresh rates on the screen. Note that Samsung filed a patent application for “a way to drive a display at a constant refresh rate with an electronic device doing it” January 2021. This application was published this week only.

One question remains, however: is there a chance to see this innovative technology on the Galaxy S23? It is impossible to know at the moment, as it is not known whether Samsung has made significant progress in the development of this technology. For now, we can bet standard refresh rate of 1Hz-120Hz on the Galaxy S23.

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