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Pixel 4 throttles down to 60Hz when these blacklisted apps are on screen (Update: WeChat leaving list)

One of the headline features of the new Pixel 4 is its Smooth Display, a screen with a 90Hz refresh rate which garnered a top A+ rating from the experts at DisplayMate. It became apparent soon after the phone's launch, however, that the Pixel 4 doesn't always operate in 90Hz mode all the time — it only does so above certain brightness levels. Turns out, there is yet another scenario wherein the Pixel 4 will refuse to run at 90Hz — when certain apps are visible on the screen, full-screen or partial (split-screen or picture-in-picture), the refresh rate goes down to 60Hz.

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Pixel 4 Smooth Display 90Hz feature now works at more brightness levels (Updated)

The Pixel 4 and 4 XL have already been in the hands of reviewers and customers for a while now. With the first real-word reports coming up, we were stunned to see huge discrepancies between battery usage statistics and ominous 60Hz screen refresh rate lock-ins for some people who seemingly couldn't get the 90Hz Smooth Display mode working. A recent finding shines light into the issue: The display only switches to 90Hz with a screen brightness set above 75%.

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All the Android games and phones that support high frame rates (90/120FPS)

It would appear that mobile games with high refresh rates are becoming more and more popular now that there's a slew of Android devices out there that support 90-120fps. For the uninitiated, the higher the refresh rate for a game, the better it looks in action, which is why gamers are often concerned with refresh rates. Of course, it's difficult to keep track of the many phones that support high framerates, so in this roundup, I'll first go into the devices available and which ones stand above the crowd. Then I'll list out some of the standout games that support high frame rates, and after that, you'll find a full list of supported Android games.

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Auto90 lets you force OnePlus 7 Pro's 90Hz mode on a per-app basis

The OnePlus 7 Pro is one of a few Android phones to support a display refresh rate of 90Hz. While this makes for a buttery smooth scrolling experience, using the 90Hz mode also drains the battery much faster than the regular 60Hz rate that most phones have. The 7 Pro does have a dynamic, content-aware switcher built-in, but if you'd like to have more control, the recently released Auto90 app might be for you. It allows you to set preferred display modes on a per-app basis, though the setup is fairly complicated.

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Pokémon Go update breaks 90Hz/120Hz support on OnePlus 7 Pro and other phones

Phones with high refresh rate displays (90Hz, 120Hz, etc.) are still relatively uncommon, but phone makers have been working with developers to make sure the screens are taken full advantage of in popular games. Pokémon Go is one title that works at high refresh rates, enabling silky-smooth gameplay... until now, anyway.

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