LG G Flex KitKat update also set to bring support for 4K video recording

March 4, 2014
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LG G Flex Hands on AA (15 of 19)

We were relatively impressed with LG’s first foray into the world of curved smartphones. Apart from the disappointing display resolution, the LG G Flex is a solid high-end smartphone, and as you’d expect from a premium model, LG will be updating the device to Android 4.4 KitKat in the not too distant future.

Alongside the various standard KitKat tweaks, LG will also be updating the G Flex’s camera with support for 4K video recording, according to a source who tipped off PhoneArena. Taking a peek inside the User Agent profile confirms that the smartphone will eventually feature the ability to capture 2160p footage, see the second to top entry in the image below.

LG G Flex 4k User Agent

The anonymous source also mentioned that the LG G Flex will not be offering 120fps video capture after the update is applied, so unfortunately the handset won’t be able to capture any slow motion video yet.

We know that the handset’s Snapdragon 800 SoC supports 4K video recording, so it’s possible that this update could also be heading to LG’s high end G2 smartphone at some point as well. In fact, there’s already a camera mod for 4K and 120fps recording for the stock LG G2, which can be found over on the XDA Forum. Of course the question still remains, how important is 4K recording when only a small number of displays can actually playback the content?

Comments

  • John

    I’d rather split screen and knock code. 4k is unnecessary.

  • Gabriel Toma

    Knock code and split screen for LG G2

  • Neil Martin

    4K sure seems nice but it is totally unnecessary. Its like that phone Oppo Find 7 having a 50mp camera, good to hear but unnecessary nonetheless. Mega pixels don’t always ensure quality. The same way, video files are good enough at standard quality. And lets not forget the large video file output. That’ll be huge!!

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