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YouTube Signature Devices, Is Yours One of Them?

By The Mobile 360 on August 12, 2018
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YouTube, The Popular video streaming service has released a list of smartphones called as ‘YouTube Signature Devices’ which offers best-in-class YouTube experience by combining next generation technologies, video performance, and reliability.

YouTube says, “To qualify as a Signature Device, a phone must support high dynamic range, high frame rate, reliable DRM performance, 4K decoding, and use next generation video codecs. We’ve worked with manufacturers to verify these devices meet or exceed our performance expectations.”


The Google owned YouTube has based the criteria, to qualify as a Signature Device on the following features:

High dynamic range

  • With support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), you’ll see videos that are richer in detail, with true-to-life colors. HDR capabilities allow a phone to display greater contrast, so you can see details of a videos, whether that scene is shot in the dark, or bright light.
360° video

  • Immerse yourself in a new world with 360° videos, which have been recorded in all directions. Look up, down, or all around; with 360° videos you’re in control of the viewing experience, through on-screen controls or through a VR headset.
4K decoding

  • While some devices display 4K on their screens, 4K decoding ensures that you’ll see videos in high resolution and stunning clarity on VR, delivering riveting experiences.
High frame rate

  • Enjoy gaming, sports, and action videos without missing a beat. Support for high frame rate (anything greater than 60 frames per second) means you get super smooth video playback.
Next generation codecs

  • Watch high resolution videos on YouTube while using up to 30% less bandwidth. 2019 Signature Devices are built with hardware VP9 profile 2 decoding, an advanced video codec technology.
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The company has worked closely with manufacturers to provide the best experience, performance and quality of its popular video streaming service and has shortlist 18 devices which fulfills all the criteria after going through under extensive testing.

The current list branded as YouTube signature device consists — Samsung Galaxy Note9, Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium, HTC U12+, OnePlus 6, LG G7 ThinQ, Xiaomi Mi 8, Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, Sony Xperia XZ2, Nokia 8 Sirocco, Mi Mix 2S, Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9+, Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V30Samsung Galaxy S8, and Samsung Galaxy S8+.


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