The iPhone 8 may shoot 60 FPS 4K video with both the front and rear cameras

The iPhone 8 may shoot 60 FPS 4K video with both the front and rear cameras
In today's installment of the HomePod firmware that keeps on revealing potential features of the upcoming Apple crop, a real gem has been discovered in the code, namely that the iPhone 8 may shoot 60fps 4K video, and could be able to do 4K footage with the front camera as well. Besides listing 4K 60fps video, the code also attaches a "front" or "back" identifier at each line, hinting that the ability may be extended to the front selfie snapper as well.

Given the potential characteristics of the new 10nm Apple A11 chipset, we've no doubt that the processing power will be there, and Appleā€™s move to the HEVC file type will apparently be used, eventually shrinking 4K video file sizes to half of what we have now on the iPhones that do 4K at 30fps. The higher frame count would help with the rumored focus on AR in the iPhone 8 by simply having more of the footage to work with, and tracking enhancements.

source: iHelp (translated) via 9to5Mac

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25 Comments

1. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Stupid apple with its 2010 specs. Oh wait..

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I know, finally we can shoot 4K selfies and then upload them at 480p. It's the principle that counts really.

13. mikehunta727 unregistered

*yawn* you tried too hard on this comment

17. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

He tries too hard with just about every comment he makes...

19. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Or watch it at 750p screen

23. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Samsung LG take a note.

12. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

The S8/S8+ lack this feature. Name phones that currently have it. BTW this is coming from an Android user...so I'm not some Apple fanboy.

2. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

I think Finally I will have to buy a 4K tv.... But I never really watched my phone's videos on my TV...

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

The rumors are getting rediculously excessive.

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Apple's hype machine. Deliberately leak a month before most of the specs to get the hype running high. Its what most OEM's do.

8. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

I echo you. I think all OEM's are deliberately building hype to such an extent that even if half of the predictions are not met, people are still sucked into buying the device.

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea but with Apple almost 0 expectations are met. But by that time they find out the truth, the iFan has suffered and waited so long that they just end up buying it anyway and rationalizing the purchase.

18. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Everything you post is hyperbolic sensationalism at its finest. You should run for public office.

4. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

screen resolution must be higher than 1080p

16. Leo_MC

Posts: 7155; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

On a small phone display it shouldn't.

20. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I don't know what screen resolution Apple will use, but no one cares past 1080p. Apple could put a 5k screen on it and I would yawn. It's nothing more than a spec sheet check off at this point. I have a 2k Android and a 1080p IPhone 7 plus. I need a microscope to tell the difference.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17289; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Remember when you folks were saying the same thing about 720p? And about 480p? Remember when anything above 326ppi was a gimmick? How times change.

6. TypicalGeek

Posts: 211; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Put them good sensor in the front, I'll be in for a unit for my vlog.

7. iDroidPhony

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 21, 2016

If this is true, the upcoming iPhone8 is certainly a beast. Oh, I still have my two kidneys.

9. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

All PA articles about iphones contains May, Could, Might, Maybe........all clickbait articles no facts at all!

14. mikehunta727 unregistered

This is as close to facts as you'll get dude, did you even bother to read the article at all or you just purposefully trolling again? It was found in the coding that Apple actually accidentally leaked to the whole world instead of just a few hundred Apple employees. This is now pretty much confirmed by this 4K/60 FPS front and rear camera is beast!

15. peace247 unregistered

Hey bankz is that u? Keep dreaming

22. mikehunta727 unregistered

What? This is pretty much 100% confirmed. Apple accidentally uploaded this to public servers by accident instead of just employees. So it's essentially confirmed that the iPhone 8 will be able to do this. I live in reality and facts my man, not sure where you are at. The A11 is gonna be a absolute beast and the ISP is seeming like a beast too now that it can do 4K/60 FPS

21. pt020

Posts: 157; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

Sony has it already.

24. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Nope.

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