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If you think 4K resolution is just restricted to big and expensive televisions, well that's not the case anymore. 4K resolution is coming to smartphones. After all smartphones are getting smarter to offer better experience to users. With camera being a key feature of smartphones, companies are trying to add new features to the camera of phone to entice consumers and giving more to explore. Many companies have started incorporating 4K resolution video support on their smartphones.
Here we round up ten flagship smartphones that can record videos at 4K resolution. Take a look at our list of 10 smartphones with 4K video recording support:
Apple latest iteration in iPhone
Apple finally improved the camera resolution in latest iPhones to meet the demand of consumers. The iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus come with 12MP sensor with 1.22-micron pixels, 5-element piece lens, f/2.2 aperture and phase detection autofocus. Besides, the iPhone 6S and its bigger variant also support 4K video recording at 30fps.
Samsung’s 4K Galaxy
Samsung was one of the first smartphone companies to have added 4K support on its phones. The company ensured in 2015 that its flagship handsets boast the 4K video recording capabilities to give their best to customers. You get k video recording support on the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 edge, and the Galaxy S6 edge+.
Samsung Note has it!
Samsung offers the 4k video resolution on the latest models of its top of the line smartphone series - ‘Note'. Well, it was expected considering that even Note 4 supported 4K resolution videos. The Galaxy Note 5 as well as Note 5 Edge have 16MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and OIS (optical image stabilization), and 4K video shooting capabilities.
Sony Xperia Z5 series:
Camera has been one of the key highlights of al Sony smartphones, and its latest flagships only continue the legacy. All three latest Sony Xperia ‘Z' series smartphones including Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia Z5 Compact support 4K video recording. These phones feature 23MP snapper with 1/2.3" Exmor RS sensors, hybrid autofocus, OIS, and much more.
LG did make a lot of changes on the camera front in its latest iteration in the G series flagship smartphone. The LG G4 features a 16MP primary snapper with 1/2.6" sensor. It is supported with laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, and 4K video recording capabilities.
New Nexus phones:
The new Nexus smartphones, including the LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P, bet big on camera. The new Nexus phones feature 12.3MP Sony sensors with f/2.0 aperture and 1.55-micron pixels that is capable of shooting 4K video at 60fps per second.
OnePlus adds 2
OnePlus understands the importance of camera and its features in a phone and kept the 4K video recording from the OnePlus One to offer the same capabilities on this year launched OnePlus 2. The OnePlus 2 has a 13MP rear camera with OIS, laser autofocus, and 4K video recording.
Microsoft's New Lumia:
Microsoft's Window 10 powered Lumia 950 XL smartphone comes with a 20MP rear camera with 1.24" camera sensor, f/1.9 aperture, 6-lens optics, OIS, and support for 4K Ultra HD video with 3840 x 2160 pixels. The phone captures 4K video at 30fps.
Motorola has Style
Motorola recognized that its users wanted better camera on its smartphones, hence came up with better camera for its new gen Moto X devices. The company's Moto X Style features a 20Mp rear snapper which supports 4K video recording at 30fps.
We mention domestic handset maker Micromax Televenture's Yu Yutopia in this list because it makes for a powerful smartphone with pretty impressive features and specs. Yu Yutopia is touted to be the most powerful ever, in its price range. The phone features a 21Mp rear snapper with IMX230 sensor, OIS, laser autofocus, and 4K video capture support.