Made possible by unlocking the display hardware’s features
High refresh displays appears to be the next big trend among smartphones. Initially a feature found in gaming phones like the ROG Phone 2 and Razer Phone 2, high refresh displays trickled down to more phones: 90Hz for the OnePlus 7 Pro/7T Pro and Google Pixel 4/4XL, and 120Hz for the Redmi K30 and Realme X50.
We expect more phones to have high refresh displays this year, but Xiaomi recently demonstrated that the Redmi K30‘s IPS display can do more than 120hz.
In a live demo posted at Weibo, Xiaomi VP Lu Weibing revealed that the Redmi K30’s display can do 144hz—higher than most mobile phone displays to date. While Weibing did not confirm if they will enable this feature on the Redmi K30 via a software update, this shows that it is possible to push some displays to refresh rates higher than usual—but at the expense of battery life.