If Samsung is launching the Galaxy S21 series in January, then it may not have had enough time to repeat the phone’s new features. That definitely seems to be the general tone of the leaks so far, although it does not mean that there will be no significant changes. Some of these changes may be better received than others, like this pair of tips on the Galaxy S21 Ultra that just landed.
Screens with fast update rates have become the fashion in the mobile market to the point that even Apple brings this feature to the Apple 12. But even those that boast speeds of 120 Hz have an important limitation. Most of the time, they restrict this refresh rate to a phone’s Full HD or 1080p resolution, even if the screen is capable of a higher pixel density.
According to the Ice universe, Samsung may have found a way around this limitation and support a 120 Hz refresh rate with 2K resolution on the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The limitation is not really technical and some manufacturers even allow users to get around this at their own expense. Presumably, this means that Samsung has figured out how to prevent the feature from burning the battery too quickly.
The same informant, however, also brings some bad news about the camera of the same model. It will simply be a slightly improved version of your 108MP sensor that will be known as ISOCELL Bright HM3. The key detail here is that the Galaxy S21 Ultra will still come with an AF laser system, similar to the Galaxy Note 20.
This suggests that the new ISOCELL Vizion 33D flight time (ToF) sensor, which it recently announced, will not appear after all. It was promoted to address the limitations and eliminate the need for AF laser. Given that the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s ToF 3D was blamed for its autofocus problems, Samsung may have chosen to be cautious with its successor.