HTC EVO 4G's HDMI port is to blame for 30fps refresh rate cap
Many people will agree that the HTC EVO4G is definitely one peppy handset, especially when it's packing anall too familiar 1GHz Snapdragon processor, but everyone knows thatit can run even faster. Seeing that the HTC EVO 4G follows closely toother similar Android powered HTC smartphones, like the Desire orDroid Incredible, it made owners wonder why there was a 30fps refresh rate cap placed on the high-powered handset. During a recent HTCevent, a representative for the company said that the problem can befound with the EVO 4G's HDMI port. Since it can only push out a framerate of 30fps when the HDMI output is active, HTC decided to mandateit throughout the entire phone – even when it's not in use. Withthat in mind, the argument can be made for a software update thatwould allow the phone to detect whether or not the HDMI port isactive – thus changing the frame rate accordingly.