While the Razer Phone , with his list of compatible games included, and the Sharp Aquos R Compact they took the merit of being the first to reach the market with a 120Hz IGZO panel , the truth is that there was once a smartphone that was able to do that without anyone knowing …
And besides, that smartphone had been with us for more than a year, to be exact, and that is Sony presented during the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona to a Sony Xperia XZ Premium compatible with refresh rates of 120Hz , although the Japanese giant did not want to advertise this option and left it disabled.
Maybe Minato’s did not like the performance of the device with the panel running at 120Hz, in fact even in an attempt to save fuel resolution 2.160p was limited to multimedia applications , keeping the interface and the rest of the system in a 1.080p matrix much more bearable for the chipset.
Sony is still the only important brand of the ‘smartphone industry’ that is committed to upload the resolution of your most pointy devices up to those 3,840 x 2,160 pixels , a wild number that leaves pixel density per inch in stratospheric 806 ppi.
We already knew two modes of operation of this panel, which curiously Sharp manufacturer, although it seems that it really supports three modes and there is a non-trivial way to activate the hidden third . That is, so far Sony allows you to use the device in 1.080p @ 60Hz, also in 2.160p @ 60Hz, but you can activate an unknown modality 1.080p @ 120Hz .
They have been how not the boys of xda-developers those who have found this hidden function, so unofficially the first Android phone with 120Hz screen and also 4K UHDV was the Sony Xperia XZ Premium . Another award for Sony that yesterday pleased its users being the first in update with April patches to its main devices.
If you have an Xperia XZ Premium and want to try it here you have the associated code , although it requires modifying even the kernel of the system. Of course, if you want to do it more easily There are already AOSP ROMs such as LineageOS with the 120Hz activated , based on Android 8.1 Oreo and available on xda-developers.
Well the first betatesters They have reported very different opinions . Some say that there is no palpable difference, others that notice a greater fluidity, and others that indicate that the change is not worth it if it consumes more resources or energy.
Obviously everyone should try it and assess if it compensates, because determining whether it works or not will take much longer. The same Sony just informs us officially why he decided to disable this mode natively , especially now that other manufacturers advertise it as a kindness of their smartphones and there are even compatible games.
Power and hardware should not be a problem, Xperia XZ Premium and Razer Phone share a platform with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 as a protagonist, but the lack of reliability that Android does not support natively may have much to do with the decision of Sony.
If anyone has a Sony Xperia XZ Premium and decides to try it, do not hesitate to make us participate in the comments. We will love to see first-hand opinions about a feature that will probably become the star of gaming phones in the future.
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