Pixel 4 and 4 XL smartphones were launched less than a week ago, and Google has since needed to justify the absence of two features in its new devices. The first was the lack of 5G support. Now it’s time to explain why it doesn’t support 4K video recording at 60 fps.
Through the official Twitter profile of the “Made by Google” event, the company said it prioritized prioritizing 1080p footage – quality used by most users, according to the search giant. See below:
Hi, Pixel 4 supports 4k video recording on the rear camera at 30fps. We find that the majority of users stick with 1080p, so we focus our energy on improving our quality in this mode, versus enabling a 4k 60fps mode that could use up to half a gigabyte of storage every minute.
— Made By Google (@madebygoogle) October 20, 2019
As you can see in the post, the company also points out that 4K video at 60 fps can use up to half a Gigabyte of storage per minute of recording, but highlights the presence of 4K mode at 30 fps.
Another recent complaint from users had been the return of unlimited free photo storage in original quality – another feature missing from this year’s branded smartphone family.
Remember that during the presentation itself, Google even expressed itself about opting for a second telephoto lens, instead of including a wide-angle sensor.
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