iPhone 8 to record 1080p240 video, boast improved HDR mode

Better slo-mo

August 10, 2017
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New details about the next iPhone have been discovered in the continually revealing HomePod firmware.

Developer Guilherme Rambo shared two code snippets pertaining to the iPhone 8 via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

Based on the code above, it looks like the iPhone 8 will support 1080p video recording at 240 frames per second. The current slo-mo standard on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is 720p at 240 frames per second. While the possibility for higher-framerate video on the iPhone 8’s rear camera is certainly feasible, it’s unlikely that we’ll see the same functionality for the front-facing FaceTime HD camera. Apple generally saves big upgrades for the rear camera systems and focuses on small upgrades for the FaceTime HD camera.

Rambo also found references to something called, “ModernHDR.” There’s no description of what this could be, but it’s presumably an upgrade to the existing HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode currently found on the iPhone. With a HomePod leak last week indicating that the iPhone 8 would support 4K video recording at 60 frames per second, an improved HDR mode would only compliment what is looking to be a huge camera overhaul this September.

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