Slowly but surely, Apple introduced adaptive 120Hz displays on its devices under the âProMotionâ brand. It started with the iPad Pro, before expanding to this year’s edition. iPhone 13 Pro models and more recently the latest MacBook Pro.
As this list suggests, Apple has in the past considered this to be a “Pro” feature, and this should continue with the first iPad mini to include a 120Hz panel. Usually reliable leaker @FrontTron shared a post from a Korean forum sharing information about the “iPad mini 6 Pro” – which the leaker says is a “working name”.
According to the post, Apple is testing an 8.3-inch Samsung panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, which is the same as the most recent model released by Apple, which reduced the bezel and removed Touch ID to increase the size. of the screen.
iPad mini 6 Pro (tentative name) Samsung Display shipped an 8.3x “120Hz sample screen to Apple. The model starts from a 128GB variant with 4GB of RAM and a 3.23 A15. GHz. However, it is not that painful. Https://t.co/SjtlLESeJqNovember 4, 2021
In the past, cellphones and tablets tended to have 60Hz displays, meaning the panel was refreshed 60 times per second. With a 120Hz screen, that can be doubled, leading to a smoother feel in supported apps, while still opening the door to 120fps gameplay. It’s something that’s hard to come back to once you’ve tried it, even if it hits the battery.
The leaker adds that the screen would be backed by a 3.23 GHz Apple A15 chip with 4 GB of RAM and at least 128 GB of internal storage. The price would be a little higher – not surprisingly for a “Pro” device – but apparently it shouldn’t be much more.
For reference, the current ipad mini also uses the A15 chip, but it’s only available in 64 and 256GB. Prices start at $ 499 or Â£ 479, depending on which side of the Atlantic you are in, but you’ll pay a bit more if you want to support 5G.