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What are the LTPO screens that are so fashionable?

In recent months, LTPO displays for higher-end mobile devices are gaining strength. However, it is not a new technology, but it has become popular in recent times thanks to the variability of the refresh rates that it can bring to smartphones that have this type of panel.

Although they are not the only advantages, since they also manage to greatly reduce the energy consumption of the screen. Well, as everyone knows, it is one of the main culprits that terminals use so much battery. But what is behind LTPO panels? This is why we bring you all its features and those terminals that are already incorporating this technology.

Advantages of LTPO panels

Before starting to explain the advantages they offer us one by one, it is important to know that its name means low temperature polycrystalline oxide. In addition, it is a particular type of motherboard technology that is used in OLED screens, which normally use TFT. However, this popular technology uses a mixture of TFT LTPS and TFT oxide, so this is one of its great advantages, since they are panels in which we can vary the refresh rate.

Another benefit that we can find thanks to the variable refresh rate, is that compared to conventional OLED screens, they manage to spend less resources. So, in this way, the battery of our mobile will not be so affected. And although there are LPTS panels that already offer us the possibility of doing so, thanks to some type of controller in their software, with this popular technology no additional drivers or components will be required to vary this rate.

What mobiles have this type of screen?

One of the first that we find today is the OnePlus 9 Pro, which can reduce its refresh rate to just 1 Hz at certain times. However, it is not the only one in the current market, since one of the most gigantic companies has also opted for it, we refer to Samsung with the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Note 20 Ultra. This terminal has an impressive 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED LTPO screen, in which the refresh rate can vary between 11 and 120 Hz. Although they are not the only ones, since OPPO’s Find X3 pro also joins this list.

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