First off, the Snapdragon 845 is 30% more efficient than the previous top-tier chipset, the Snapdragon 835. Also, thanks to the new graphics processing unit (GPU), the Adreno 630, the chipset offers 30% improved graphics, video rendering, and power reduction compared to the previous generation.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon …
The recently launched Android 8.1 Developer Preview (Beta) 2 allows Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users to get some idea of what the Pixel Visual Core co-processor can do with your photos in conjunction with third party apps. Like a hidden monster from a scary movie, the co-processor has been hiding in wait, looking for the right time to pounce on the unsuspecting victims. In this case, the installation of Android 8.1 will allow you to enable the feature if you follow the proper instructions to enable it.
To turn on the Pixel Visual Core co-processor (assuming that you do have Android 8.1 developer …
When Apple announced the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X last month, the company was very proud of its new Bionic chip and the image signal processor that comes with it. It allows the camera to do its magic, like add the special Portrait Lighting effects and intelligently decide when to boost exposure and when to apply HDR. Yes, we’ve had auto HDR before, but now, Apple is so convinced that it’s nailed the exact moments that the feature can kick in that it removed the HDR toggle from the camera app.
For anyone that likes to have some control over what they …
While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are now in the official list of Netflix-certified phones that can display its HDR10 and Dolby Vision content, you won’t be getting the real HDR experience, as the standard’s requirements are only covered in full by the upcoming iPhone X. Not that Apple has been claiming otherwise, as it does list just the iPhone X as fully HDR-compliant in its own specs comparison table with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
With $5 billion in current debt, and $6 billion to be spent on original programming this year, it was bound to happen sooner or later – Netflix raising its subscription plan prices, that is. Yes, that also includes the plan that lets you stream 4K HDR content to your flashy iPhone 8, Galaxy S8, Note 8, LG V30, Xperia XZ Premium, or any other phone certified by the streaming giant as having a display that can show those wide color movies and TV series in full bloom.
Netflix introduced HDR streaming for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 early this month, a little bit more than a week ahead of its official launch on the market. Since Apple’s new iPhones have been recently announced, it makes perfect sense for the company to offer the same level of streaming experience to Apple fans.
Four new Apple products have been recently added to the list of devices that support HDR and Dolby Vision: iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPad Pro (2nd generation). In order for the new features to work, these devices will have to run the latest version …
The latest update for the YouTube
app (12.34.55) is enabling HDR playback on Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices worldwide.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+, as well as a
handful of other HDR-certified handsets, recently tapped into Netflix’s
expanding roster of HDR video content, but the latest YouTube app update seems
to have a more limited scope.
After installing the latest update
on our Galaxy S8/S8+ and LG G6 units, we discovered that the functionality is
available only on Samsung’s phone. Playback at 1440p60 HDR is not perfectly
smooth on either the S8 or S8+ at this point, but this will …
Netflix is adding high dynamic range video streaming for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The feature will allow Galaxy Note 8 users to see video streamed by Netflix in richer color and with higher contrast. According to the video streamer’s support page, other handsets receiving HDR streaming of movies and television shows on Netflix include the LG V30, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and the Sony Xperia XZ1. These devices must be running the latest firmware available for HDR playback to work correctly.
The Netflix support page also notes that the LG G6 is the lone Android model that runs Netflix in Dolby …