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Upcoming Kirin 990 SoC will Finally Supports 4K 60fps Video Recording

Although the Huawei’s P30 and Mate 20 series are indisputably some of the best camera smartphones you can get in the current market, but many remain unimpressed with its video recording quality.

Huawei Kirin SoC

The main reason is attributed to the company’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC which current supports only up to 4K 30fps encoding. Surely, it is possible to attain 60fps as well, but that will come at the cost of a lower resolution since you will have to record it under 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This keeps the P30 and Mate 20 flagship trailing behind it’s rival’s flagships including the iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S9 when it comes to video encoding. This is rather surprising given that the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S9 were already more than a year old, yet have such a feature under their inventory.

However, Huawei will finally address this issue with their latest Kirin 990 SoC which will debut with the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 series which is rumored to be announced next month. This came after a report from Neowin claimed that the soon-to-be announced Kirin 990 will finally supports 4K 60fps recording.

This indirectly means that Huawei’s upcoming high-end devices including the Mate 30, Mate X, P40 and perhaps the Honor 30 (or whatever they decide to name it) will all arrive with this highly anticipated feature. With that in mind, we’re really excited to see what other enhancements and innovations Huawei will bring to their camera software.

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