Firmware Leak Suggests That iPhone 8 Will Record 4K Video At 60fps In Both Cameras

by on August 5, 2017

Juan Carlos Ropel, August 5, 2017

A recent firmware update release from Apple’s HomePod speaker has accidentally disclosed important details about the upcoming iPhone 8.

The revealed code hints that Apple’s flagship will be able to record 4K UHD video at 60 frames per second. This doubles the frame rate delivered by the rear camera of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, which is able to capture 4K video at 30 frames per second, a level of 4K video recording capacity that has been the case since the iPhone 6S. But what’s most interesting is that the code suggests that both the front and rear cameras will record stunning video at UHD quality, making it the first phone to record video at UHD using both cameras.

The iPhone 8 is expected to get significant upgrades in terms of design and specifications. For instance. It’s rumored that the latest smartphone by Apple will come with a 5.5-inch OLED screen with the Home button removed from the display to slim down the device’s bezel. The phone will almost certainly see a spec upgrade, as it has every year. It’s also likely that the iPhone 8 will include a next generation A11 processor built on 10nm FinFET architecture, to increase its power efficiency and overall performance, alongside the latest version of the iOS. The A11 processor is particularly strong in its capacity to process 4K video recording and graphics, making the possibility of dual 4K cameras or at least one 4K camera with 60fps recording capability all the more plausible.

A11 chipset for iPhone 8

Apple has long been harshly criticized for keeping the minimum storage capacity of its smartphones very limited. The company is addressing this issue by including HEVC H.265 compression for 4K video, a next-generation video codec designed to reduce file sizes almost by a half while maintaining high levels of quality. Users wouldn’t have to worry about running out of space for their 4k footage no more.

Patents and previous rumors also hinted that the iPhone 8 will feature facial recognition. IN other words, Apple could either replace or complement the Touch ID fingerprint sensor with a brand new facial recognition technology.

Apple is widely expected to announce the iPhone 8 in September 2017 alongside announcements about internal updates to the iPhone 7 series, celebrating 10 years since the firm launched its first smartphone.

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