Both iPhone 8 Cameras May Record UHD Video at 60 FPS


Ahead of an official announcement, expected next month, more rumoured details on the iPhone 8 have surfaced.

It has apparently been deduced from the code of a recent firmware update for Apple’s HomePod speaker that the new smartphone will be capable of recording 4K Ultra HD video at 60 FPS, a marked improvement on the capabilities of the iPhone 6S, 7 and their Plus-sized counterparts, which could only record in UHD at 30 FPS.

Not only that, but it appears this new capability will extend to the front-facing camera as well as the rear, making it the first smartphone capable of producing UHD video from both its cameras. It is also rumoured that the device will feature the next-generation H.265 video codec for UHD video, capable of reducing file size by around 50% while maintaining quality.

Alongside the upgraded camera and inevitable spec boost, the iPhone 8 is expected also feature a 5.5-inch OLED touch screen with a virtual Home button on the display itself, for a near bezel-free finish.