Tech giant Apple is reportedly working on a new variant of the iPad Mini that will feature a 120Hz ProMotion display instead of the current 60Hz screen.
That’s according to a user posting on Clien (a South Korean social media site), who claims that Samsung Display has shipped an 8.3-inch 120Hz display sample to Apple.
The source adds that this next iPad mini may be called the iPad mini Pro, but that aside from the refresh rate it will do little to justify the name, with 4GB of RAM just like its predecessor and the same A15 Bionic chipset – albeit with a slightly higher clock speed of 3.23GHz.
Notably, the ProMotion display features a variable refresh rate wherein the same can drop up to 10Hz when the content that is being displayed does not require a high refresh rate. This means that the system can detect all activities automatically and apply the refresh rate that is apt to help save the battery life of the device.
The introduction of ProMotion into the iPad mini’s display will reportedly also solve the ‘jelly scrolling’ issue. For those of you who don’t know, jelly scrolling is a problem in which one side of the iPad mini display is refreshing slower than the other side. Refreshing the display 120 times per second will reportedly solve this problem that has been clogging Apple’s small iPad since the start.
Notably, this is just speculation and there is no official confirmation regarding the same. Apple is yet to confirm when it will launch the refreshed variant of the iPad Mini 6. We can expect to know further details regarding the same from here. As the launches for this year are over, we can expect further details to be shared by leaks and reports by early next year. Until then, this report has to be taken with a grain of salt.