Google introduced the Ultra HDR feature with Android 14, which allows users to capture and view HDR photos on their Android devices in HDR format instead of SDR. Some Chinese flagships already have a similar feature, but Samsung didn’t implement it with One UI 6. However, rumor claims Samsung will implement an Ultra HDR-like feature on its smartphones next year.
Word comes from reliable tipster Ice Universe, who said the Galaxy S24 lineup, expected to arrive in January 2024, will support HDR picture viewing in photo albums. If true, that would be a nice way to utilize the rumored 2,500 nits peak brightness of the Galaxy S24 lineup’s display.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra leaked render (Source: OnLeaks and Smartprix)
Support for an Ultra HDR-like feature on the Galaxy S24 lineup will also improve the photo-viewing experience since the HDR images won’t remain mapped to the SDR display range, thus keeping the brightness, contrast, and color range of the original HDR photo unaffected when viewing.