LG G7 receives 4K 60fps video recording via firmware update

LG G7 receives 4K 60fps video recording via firmware update
The LG G7 has just received a firmware update in South Korea that adds a new video recording mode – the coveted 4K at 60fps.

The update is currently rolling out for the Korean version of the G7, but will likely make its way to other regions in the coming weeks. One of our G7 units in the office has already received the update so we've had the chance to test it out.

Unlike the regular 30fps 4K video mode that offers unlimited recording time, the new 60fps mode is limited to just 6 minutes, which is not all that surprising, as many other Android phones that support 4K@60fps are also capped at 5 to 6 minutes of maximum recording time.

You can enable the new video recording mode, once your LG G7 receives the firmware update, go to Camera > Settings > Video resolution, and choose the "UHD 16:9 (60fps)" option.

LG G7 receives 4K 60fps video recording via firmware update

Other changes and improvements featured in the update, according to the changelog, include "improved sharpness when shooting in auto mode," a "Super Bright" mode for better photos when shooting with flash, improved rendering of the red and green colors (which LG phones have a history of going overboard with), and other tweaks and changes aimed at improving the overall user experience.

The 4K update is now rolling out for the Korean version of the LG G7, but should be made available in other regions in the coming weeks. For the full scoop on LG's latest flagship, check out our in-depth LG G7 ThinQ review.

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8 Comments

1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

No android has EIS for 4K@60. Does iphone have?

2. Cat97

Posts: 1765; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Who cares. EIS will unnecessarily degrade image quality. You should disable it and only use OIS and a steady hand. Much better results.

3. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

What if the person is moving? With OIS only video seems to be recorded by someone that has Parkinson. EIS will just change FOV.

5. tyger11

Posts: 285; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It also tends to produce a watery distortion to the image which cannot (yet) be fixed in post. You are MUCH better off using warp stabilizer in post to get the benefits of EIS without that downside.

4. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I want 2k/60fps video.

6. rsiders

Posts: 1886; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Wow I sent a tweet out direct to LG last month and the rep gave me a hopeful but vague answer about the possibility of this happening. So glad to see them sending out this update.

7. deleon629

Posts: 440; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

This proves that OEMs can do whatever the hell they want in terms of a phones capabilities with just an update... theres no real need for customers to upgrade hardware every single fiscal quarter. Why not just charge device owners for updated firmware in the future instead of telling them their phones are worthless after only a year's time?

8. rsiders

Posts: 1886; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Because everybody doesn't upgrade every year. I have an older coworker who hung on to his Galaxy S4 until this year. I was trying to tell him for the longest how much better phones have become and now he's raving about the S9 and VR. I haven't even tried VR yet.lol

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