Galaxy S8 YouTube-Videos in HDR – With the latest version of YouTube 12.34.55, the HDR support for the two Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus models is now supported. Although some other smartphones also offer HDR displays, this function does not seem to be available yet.
Galaxy S8: YouTube-Videos in HDR
As reported on the PhoneArena website, YouTube has introduced HDR support through an update to version 12.34.55. With compatible flat-screen TV’s, this function was already available and also used for mobile devices.
For now, the feature is only available for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Other models that also use an HDR display, such as the current LG G6, can not use YouTube videos in HDR yet.
Not all videos offer HDR
In order to use the HDR quality, first the appropriate selection must be made with video clips, because not all YouTube videos offer this high quality. HDR videos for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are displayed at 1440p and with up to 60 frames per second. In addition, the display resolution must be set to QHD + in the smartphones.
As can be seen from user reports in the Reddit forum, the HDR clips probably not on all Galaxy S8 devices flawless, some offer no smooth joke, others run without problems. Probably a fast and stable Internet connection is a prerequisite. How HDR videos look like can be viewed on YouTube.
Heinz-Peter Ollie Hildebrand