Android 14’s Ultra HDR feature limited to higher mid-range and high-end phones

Google I/O 2023 event held a week ago has revealed several features, which also discloses Ultra HDR feature during that period. This feature exclusively brings to devices running Android 14. Samsung reflects a piece of information when fans were curious to know if the feature would make it to Samsung’s smartphones and tablets with a future update. Let’s have a look below as a matter of fact.

Android 14’s Ultra HDR feature may be limited to Galaxy phones and tablets with HDR-capable screens

Android 14’s Ultra HDR feature also requires a device to support HDR display, instead of being just a camera feature. This is clearly revealed by Samsung’s official forum moderator for the camera section. But many devices don’t save them in HDR format. Since the Ultra HDR feature requires an Android phone to capture images and videos in HDR and then display them with the same dynamic range on an HDR display.

Additionally, this feature allows the camera to capture an HDR image and save it in a 10-bit format. Then, the stock Gallery app on the phone can display that image or video in 10-bit format on an HDR-capable screen. Only some Galaxy A series phones and all recent Galaxy Note, Galaxy S, and Galaxy Z series phones feature screens that are capable of displaying HDR content. Hence, only those devices may get Android 14’s Ultra HDR feature.

At a time, this may be limited to higher mid-range and high-end phones. However, Samsung still hasn’t clarified which phones and tablets will get the feature, and things may get clear only when Samsung releases the One UI 6.0 beta update sometime later this year.

Android 14’s Ultra HDR feature limited to higher mid-range and high-end phones

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