YouTube mobile app rolls out HDR support for premium smartphones

Google has started pushing out support for HDR videos for its smartphone app for handsets which include LG V30, Galaxy S8, Note 8, Google Pixel and Xperia Xz Premium.

By Vijeta

    Google has started pushing out support for HDR videos for its smartphone app. The report has already been confirmed along with a few more details regarding the roll out. YouTube will offer support for HDR playback at 1080p resolution at 60fps when changing the video quality manually. The update was rolled out without any prior announcement, however, the update was spotted by enthusiasts and tech whistleblowers.

    YouTube mobile app rolls out HDR support for premium smartphones

    The support for HDR videos was added to YouTube in November 2016 although the update was not facilitated to any of the smartphones that offer HDR screens. HDR support is available only on premium and high-end smartphones. Some of the handsets that support HDR are Galaxy S8, Note 8, Google Pixel, LG V30, and Xperia XZ Premium.

    Google will certainly keep on offering support for high-quality video formats on several other devices that will be released in the future with HDR support.

    It was later reported that the HDR support has been rolled out to a bunch of smartphones only which include Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Google Pixel, LG V30, and Sony Xperia XZ Premium.

    The smartphones that support HDR do not improve the resolution of the display. Rather High Dynamic Range display on smartphones offers the highest range of color spectrum that is visible to our eyes. An HDR display handset has the capability to present the colors with more accuracy and it makes the videos and pictures look realistic and more lively.

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