The HTC U11’s legendary camera is about to get even better. The Taiwanese company on Tuesday announced 60 fps video recording is being developed for the device, with a rollout to come “over the next couple of months.”
Seeing as several of the HTC U11’s competitors, including the Galaxy S8, already offer 60 fps shooting, it’s unclear why the feature wasn’t available at launch. But at least we know it’s coming.
— HTC (@htc) August 7, 2017
What we don’t know, however, is whether or not 60 fps shooting will support 4K video or be limited to 1080p (which is still great); it’s very likely the new feature will support the latter.
As to why the feature will take a couple of months to roll out, we have no idea. With devices like the iPhone 8 and Google Pixel 2 on the horizon, you’d think HTC would push out the update sooner rather than later.
In the comments of HTC’s announcement, the company doesn’t appear to have any intention of bringing the feature to any other devices, while HTC said “Verizon may or may not” carry the U11 in the future.