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Netflix offers HDR streaming for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Netflix offers HDR streaming for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8
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 vision. That is another high dynamic range technology that Netflix supports. And while the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 all carry displays that will run HDR streaming content, it is Netflix that doesn't support the HDR streams for those phones at this time.
The Galaxy Note 8 supports HDR10, and it can reach a peak brightness of 1,200 nits. That compares to 570 nits on the Galaxy S8 and 632 nits on the Apple iPhone 7.

source: Netflix via TechRadar

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Samsung Galaxy Note8 specs
  • Display 6.3 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Samsung Experience UI

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