OnePlus 8, LG V60 smartphones accepted by YouTube

OnePlus 8, LG V60, and Motorola Edge just made it to the YouTube standards. The said smartphones now complete the list of the YouTube signature devices.

Google officially announced that it welcomed five additional devices to the list that made it to the YouTube signature standards. The newest addition to the list is OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8Pro, LG V60 Thin Q, Motorola Edge, and Motorola Edge +.

Google set a standard for the YouTube Signature Device badge

In 2018, Google launched a program that sets a standard for smartphones. The said standard will deliver the best YouTube experience for all its subscribers.

The program started during the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 debut. During the time of launch, only 18 devices made it to qualify the YouTube list.

Smartphone makers were given the criteria so that they are aware of the necessary requirements needed to make it to the qualifications. Phones that made it to the standards were included in the list of the YouTube Signature Devices list.

However, the process is not as easy as just presenting the documents of an upgrade. Reports said that the smartphones had to go through a meticulous testing process before being granted the badge for YouTube Signature Device.

YouTube Signature Device requirements list

Among the list of required standards are supported for certain technologies. On top of the list is the support for High Dynamic Range (HDR).

A smartphone should have support for fuller video detail due to the greater contrast display. Videos both shot in the dark or bright light should have richer details.

To qualify for the badge a smartphone should also posses the support for a high frame rate. The minimum requirement is 60 frames per second.

Having such a frame rate lets a user enjoy super smooth playback. That means videos of speedy movements are enjoyed at every beat.

Devices eyeing to have the YouTube Signature Devices badge must also provide support for next-generation video codecs. That means less bandwidth consumption of up to 30% while enjoying high-resolution YouTube videos.

In 2019, devices were built with advanced video codec technology. The hardware VP9 profile 2 decoding added advantage to the devices as it maintained playing high-resolution videos while staying at less bandwidth consumption.

The list of required support also included the support for digital rights management performance. This should allow users to enjoy seamless premium content streaming with an uninterrupted viewing experience.

OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8Pro, LG V60 Thin Q, Motorola Edge, and Motorola Edge + passed the above support requirements. All of them also provided support for 360° video making them qualify for the YouTube badge.

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