iPhone 8 may become the first smartphone to provide its owners with the ability to capture video in 4K resolution at a silky smooth sixty frames per second via both front and rear cameras, as per code strings uncovered from the HomePod firmware by Brazilian outlet iHelp.

Strings in the firmware indicate that both front and rear cameras of iPhone 8 may feature 4K video capture at sixty frames per second, as evidenced on the screenshot top of post.

Current iPhones capture full HD (1080p) video at sixty frames per second.

However, as many of you know, video capture in 4K resolution is limited to thirty frames per second, like with other high-end devices such as Samsung’s Galaxy S8. If there’s smoke to this fire, iPhone 8 will become the first smartphone to include this feature.

I’m wondering if we may also see 1080p Slo-Mo video capture at 240 frames per second.

We should point out that a similar discovery was made more than two years ago, with strings in iOS 9 code indicating at the time that the FaceTime camera would include features like panoramic mode and Slo-Mo video capture at 240FPS, which it never did.

Still, this could be a major, major development.

As soon as I captured my first (1080p) video at 60FPS with my rusty old iPhone 6s, I never went back to 30FPS. 60FPS content looks so much better than the 30FPS clips and that smoothness should be even more pronounced in crisp 4K resolution.

And if iPhone 8 adopts the ProMotion display from the new iPad Pros, those 60FPS videos should look stunning on its high-resolution Retina display at the insane refresh rate of 120Hz.

Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy your 4K 60FPS clips on a big screen via an upcoming Apple TV.

And if you’re worried about the file size, don’t be: both iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra pack in support for High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265.

Approved three and a half years ago, H.265 is capable of compressing 4K video with a wider range of colors at half the file size versus the H.264 codec that’s used in current Apple devices.

Hold on to your butts because this is going to be one heck of a phone.

  • Rowan09

    Boy oh boy this might be the new sliced bread.

    • If this turns out to be true, iPhone 8 is going to be an awesome camcorder!

      • Rowan09

        Yes among other things

  • javierE186

    Damn if we get 4k at 60FPS we better have double the current memory. I know many people that fill up their phones with 1080p at 60FPS.

    • Up Stream

      The new iPad Pro has 64gb stock storage, up from 32, and goes up to an impressive 512GB so hopefully we should get that for the new iPhone, which I think they would do anyway if it costs as much as it is rumoured to.

  • Rigs101

    Yay yayyyyyy! Now I have to find me a girl willing to get extracurricular with it

  • BuBubbi

    I would love 960fps slow motion like the Sony Xperia XZ..

  • Charlie

    They would be the first one in the world to use that on a mobile as long as Samsung and other Chinese brands steal the idea before September

  • Jamessmooth

    “hold on to your butts” hahaha

  • Up Stream

    The iphone NEEDS this feature, 30fps looks so laggy and bad so I have to film at 1080p, I basically don’t have a 4k phone yet because it records only at 30