Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the first smartphone with an LTPO Screens this year. Last year’s Galaxy Note 20 Ultra was also equipped with this screen. Due to its high manufacturing cost, this is why it has been so far. So far, not many mobile phones have adopted this kind of screen. However, the latest information from insiders shows that this year there will be more mobile phones equipped with LTPO displays.
Ross Young, the founder and chief analyst of DisplaySearch and DSCC, This year’s OPPO Find X3 series, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Xiaomi 12, Huawei Mate 50 Pro, iPhone 12s Pro, iPhone 12s Pro Max, etc. The model will be equipped with an LTPO display.
LTPO Screens is the abbreviation of Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide (Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide). LTPO can significantly reduce the refresh rate of displays without any additional hardware. For example, the new Galaxy S21 Ultra will drop from 120Hz to 10Hz based on what you are watching, all of which happen in real-time. One of the biggest benefits of having an LTPO display is that the device can save a lot of power by reducing the refresh rate.
However, the mass production of LTPO is very complicated, and with the complexity of the process, the cost burden will increase.