Refresh rate options on your Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G

Last Update date : Aug 24. 2020
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“Refresh rate” is normally a term you hear with high-performance gaming monitors. But did you know your phone has a refresh rate too? While previous Galaxy phones had a refresh rate of 60 Hz, the Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G has the ability to go up to 120 Hz! That means smoother navigation as well as improved gaming and entertainment.

Information provided applies to devices sold in Canada. 120 Hz display is only available on Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G. Available screens and settings may vary for smartphones sold in other countries.

A refresh rate is the number of times a display can update its image in 1 second. Usually, the refresh rate is expressed in Hertz (e.g. 60 Hz). The higher the Hertz or refresh rate (like 120 Hz), the faster the screen responds and refreshes. This means with a faster refresh rate, your phone will be more fluid.

What is a refresh rate and why is it important?

If you are a mobile gamer, a higher refresh rate means your games will have less lag and stuttering and smoother animation, even if you’re playing online. On top of this, movies and videos with a lot of motion will look more realistic with a higher refresh rate.

When it’s time to dive into your favorite first person shooter or binge watch your favorite show, you can adjust your Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G's refresh rate to get a great experience.

From Settings, search for and select Motion smoothness. Tap Motion smoothness again, and then choose your desired option:

Adjust the refresh rate

Standard refresh rate (60 Hz): use this if you want to save your battery life.

High refresh rate (120 Hz): this refresh rate has all the benefits we discussed in the section above.

120 Hz refresh rate is not supported on WQHD+ resolution. If you switch to this resolution, the refresh rate will drop to 60 Hz (as default screen mode is 60Hz).

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