Note 20 Ultra has a secret 96hz display refresh rate - Here is how to enable it

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AllAboutTech

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Hi All,

Seems like Samsung has added some trick to their Note 20 Ultra, beside the Adaptive refresh option.
= Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a hidden 96Hz display mode=

Normally, adaptive refresh rate from display sesstings in Galaxy Note 20 Ultra allows the phone, based on the actual open application to refresh the screen from 1hz up to 120hz.
With this 96hz hidden option you can restrict the adaptive refresh rate to work from 1hz up to 96hz allowing your phone to prolong battery life.


https://www.sammobile.com/news/galaxy-s20-96hz-refresh-rate-mode/amp/

https://labs.xda-developers.com/store/app/sszb.s20.refresh

[{id=1, width=1440, height=3200, fps=60.000004},
{id=2, width=1440, height=3200, fps=48.0},

{id=3, width=1080, height=2400, fps=120.00001},
{id=4, width=1080, height=2400, fps=96.00001},
{id=5, width=1080, height=2400, fps=60.000004},
{id=6, width=1080, height=2400, fps=48.0},

{id=7, width=720, height=1600, fps=120.00001},
{id=8, width=720, height=1600, fps=96.00001},
{id=9, width=720, height=1600, fps=60.000004},
{id=10, width=720, height=1600, fps=48.0}]

everyone says it is working. check and comment.
cheers.
 
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AllAboutTech

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based on the latest battery comparations between Note 20 Ultra with 4500mha and S20 Ultra with its 5000mha battery, the Note 20 Ultra adaptive display refresh rate managed to have the same battery life as S20Ultra even though it is short with 500mha.

Enableling the hidden 96hz mode in FHD+, Note 20 Ultra battery life will be even longer.
Cheers.
 
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ambarkhona

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My phone is due arrival on 28th Aug. will try this first on new handset. Anyone confirm if it is working already on exenos
 

danieljamie

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I wish we could get the WQHD 1440 resolution with 120Hz refresh rate. Also I might be insane but playing subway surfers with dynamic refresh rate seems to make it go really junky, whereas on 60Hz it runs smooth just like my Note 10+. Really not sure what to think of this "adaptive" refresh rate.
 

latehours101

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Thanks for the post. Seems like it's working. Testing with the testufo.com website seems to show 96hz refresh rate. Feel free to test it out yourself and post your results.
 
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GOAT-Luci

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Thanks for the post. Seems like it's working. Testing with the testufo.com website seems to show 96hz refresh rate. Feel free to test it out yourself and post your results.

displayhz.com
it will let you know current refresh rate of your screen.

is this accurate?
it showing 60Hz for my home LG 27" monitor.
yes, it' accurate. i just checked windows setting, it' showing 60Hz.
all these years, i been looking at 60Hz on home pc monitor.
is 120Hz just hype, over-rated?

Confirmed! This works!
120hz is not just hype.
 

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    Hi All,

    Seems like Samsung has added some trick to their Note 20 Ultra, beside the Adaptive refresh option.
    = Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a hidden 96Hz display mode=

    Normally, adaptive refresh rate from display sesstings in Galaxy Note 20 Ultra allows the phone, based on the actual open application to refresh the screen from 1hz up to 120hz.
    With this 96hz hidden option you can restrict the adaptive refresh rate to work from 1hz up to 96hz allowing your phone to prolong battery life.


    https://www.sammobile.com/news/galaxy-s20-96hz-refresh-rate-mode/amp/

    https://labs.xda-developers.com/store/app/sszb.s20.refresh

    [{id=1, width=1440, height=3200, fps=60.000004},
    {id=2, width=1440, height=3200, fps=48.0},

    {id=3, width=1080, height=2400, fps=120.00001},
    {id=4, width=1080, height=2400, fps=96.00001},
    {id=5, width=1080, height=2400, fps=60.000004},
    {id=6, width=1080, height=2400, fps=48.0},

    {id=7, width=720, height=1600, fps=120.00001},
    {id=8, width=720, height=1600, fps=96.00001},
    {id=9, width=720, height=1600, fps=60.000004},
    {id=10, width=720, height=1600, fps=48.0}]

    everyone says it is working. check and comment.
    cheers.
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    Nice! but why do this? Imagine spending so much money on a phone to run it at 96hz
    If it's anything like the S20U then it surprisingly makes a significant difference in battery life, and can not tell the difference between 96hz and 120hz. On my S20U I got almost 2hrs more SOT running 96hz. Will give my Note 20U a couple weeks before I post results on the Note20U though.
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    Thanks OP...working Note 20 Ultra

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    Silly question....does this affect the ability for the screens refresh rate to tunnel down ? Example being samsung said the screen Will and can go as low as 1hz refresh when it can to save power?

    Still has vrr
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    based on the latest battery comparations between Note 20 Ultra with 4500mha and S20 Ultra with its 5000mha battery, the Note 20 Ultra adaptive display refresh rate managed to have the same battery life as S20Ultra even though it is short with 500mha.

    Enableling the hidden 96hz mode in FHD+, Note 20 Ultra battery life will be even longer.
    Cheers.