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Samsung’s Super High Variable Refresh Rate Screens Will Soon Come to More Smartphones, and I Can’t Wait

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Following the debut of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Samsung Display has officially announced commercial availability of its new mobile screens with support for variable refresh rates which offer both improved smoothness and lower power consumption.

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While it was easy to miss some of finer details about the Note 20 Ultra’s screen (which is the first device to feature one of Samsung’s new VRR panels) amidst Samsung’s barrage of announcements last week, Samsung Display’s new tech is poised to have a major impact on smartphone development.

By combining a 120Hz refresh rate with the ability to adjust that refresh rate on the fly, Samsung Display’s new screen can better accommodate the different types of content being displayed, resulting in energy savings of up to 22% compared to “existing smartphones now in general use,” without a drop in image quality.

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For example, when playing a mobile game—particularly a shooter or fighting game like Mortal Kombat where high refresh rates can make quite a difference—Samsung’s display can push its scan rate up to 120Hz, while still being able to drop the scan rate down to 60Hz when showing a video, 30Hz while writing an email, or as little as 10Hz when viewing something like a still photo.

This is a marked difference from current phones, even ones with high refresh rates like the ROG Phone 3 or Samsung’s own Galaxy S20 Ultra, which typically force you to pick one refresh rate that gets locked in, regardless of what’s being shown on the screen.

However, the bigger impact of this development is that with high refresh rate displays having becoming standard features on almost all premium handsets, including the Note 20 Ultra, Pixel 4, and possibly the upcoming iPhone 12, the commercial availability of this new component means VRR displays could find their way into phones from other brands quite soon.

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If we look back to when screens with high refresh rates first started to appear in phones, OnePlus was the first phone maker to put a 90Hz OLED display in a retail device (which followed the 90Hz LCD screen in the original Razer Phone), but Samsung Display was the company responsible for making the panel used in the OnePlus 7 Pro. Also, with so many desktop monitors and laptops also getting updates that include high refresh rate displays, new tech like this for the mobile world is something that should help maintain a sense of parity between the two markets.

And with both desktop and mobile gadgets moving in the same direction when it comes to high refresh rates, that gives developers even more incentive to include support for high refresh rate displays in their apps and games, which should be a win for everyone.

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Charge Your Phone Wirelessly With 50% off a Multifunctional LED Lamp

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White Wireless Charge Lamp | $18 | Amazon | Clip coupon + code ABC88699
Black Wireless Charger Lamp | $20 | Amazon | Promo code ABC88699

When you’re ready to turn in for the night, you don’t want to forget to charge your phone— especially if your mobile device doubles as your alarm clock.

With this wireless charger lamp, you can make this crucial step of your nightly routine even easier by just setting your phone on the wireless charging pad and… well, that’s all there is to it!

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Other functions include multiple lighting modes as well as a sleep timer option for auto shut-off of the light after 30 or 60 minutes.

This lamp can be yours in white for $18 if you clip the coupon on Amazon (it’s below the original $40 price) and add promo code ABC88699 at checkout.

You can snag the black version for $20 using the same code—no coupon though, sorry.

Don’t sleep on this deal! Who knows how long stock or the coupon code will last?

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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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That means you can insulate and keep two dishes of food warm for only $11 instead of $30. What’s more, your Luncia carrier will arrive by Christmas if you order today as a Prime member.

Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Charcoal) | $200 | Best Buy

Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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