A modder increased the Pixel 6a’s refresh rate to 90Hz.
Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate; Pixel 6 Pro has a 6.7-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate; and Pixel 6a has a 6.1-inch display with a 60Hz refresh rate. The Pixel 6a may be limited by software, not hardware.
Pixel 6a owners, including 9to5Google contributor Max Weinbach and The Verge senior editor Sean Hollister; have confirmed the mod works. No Pixel 6a’s to test. Some limitations could prevent most users from utilising the hack.
First, the mod didn’t function for everyone at first. Even if the instructions are done correctly; there’s no assurance the refresh rate will rise, according to The Verge.
Some testers observed a green tinge after installing the addon. A notable colour accuracy problem will probably overshadow the benefits of raising the Pixel 6a’s refresh rate by 30Hz, at least for users using the device as their primary smartphone.
Third, it’s unclear what impact this mod can have on a Pixel 6a’s. “With that being said,” The Lunarixus says. “I’m not going to claim it causes 0 damage, as stated Google opted to run a s6e3fc3 controller at 60Hz and until a statement from Samsung Display or Google comes out we won’t know the reasoning behind the removal of the frequency.”
All of which leaves us with a tweak that potentially make Google’s mid-range smartphone better… as long as it doesn’t cause a distracting green tint or damage the hardware. As The Lunarixus improves the installation process and more people try the mod, watch this space.