iPhone 8 may support 4K video recording at 60 fps on both front as well as rear cameras

A screenshot of a piece of code showed that perhaps both the front and rear camera modules on the iPhone 8 could support 4K video recording at 60 fps.


Next generation of Apple iPhone is almost a month away and the internet is full of speculations about the device. The latest round of leaks circulating the internet, thanks to the code in the Apple HomePod firmware has provided us with a small glimpse of what we can expect from the much-anticipated device. According to a report by iHelp, iPhone 8 is likely to come with the ability to shoot 4K video at 60 fps using the back as well as the front camera.

 iPhone 8 may support 4K video recording at 60 fps on both front as well as rear cameras

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This new data is revealed in a screenshot of the code from the HomePod firmware which says [CAMCaptureCapabilities isBack4k60VideoSupported]. Also below this code is an exact same reference for the front camera to also support 4K video recording at 60 fps.

The code referring to advance features for the front camera module on the iPhone in nothing out of the ordinary. Around the launch of iPhone 6S, with the launch of iOS 9 had released, a similar piece of code was uncovered. It suggested that the front camera of future phones will be having a panoramic capture, slow motion recording and front flash. However, only one of those things has come to be true for iPhone 6S and iPhone 7.

Image Courtesy: ihelpbr.com

Image Courtesy: ihelpbr.com

Consequently, it is likely that the company will pack 4K recording at 60 fps on the rear camera before bringing the feature the front camera. It is unlikely that the company will introduce the feature the feature in both, the front as well as the rear camera.

This news comes right after developer Guilherme Rambo claimed that the iPhone 8 could have a feature called 'SmartCam'. Based on the findings by the developer, the new 'SmartCam' feature is capable of intelligently recognizing a specific set of scenes and adjusting the settings of the camera accordingly for best results.

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