YouTube Signature Devices Are Now a Thing, Plenty of Phones Already Labeled as One

Signature Devices

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Yesterday at Samsung’s Unpacked event, the Galaxy Note 9 was introduced as a YouTube Signature Device. That was the first time we have ever heard that term, but recently, YouTube fully explained what that means and we’ve learned it’s not only Galaxy Note 9 that is labeled as Signature Device.

To be a Signature Device, a phone must support high dynamic range, high frame rate, reliable DRM performance, 4K decoding, and use next generation video codecs. Essentially, if it’s a high-end phone, it’s a YouTube Signature Device.

The list of Signature Devices is as follows.

  • Galaxy Note 9
  • Xperia XZ2
  • Xperia XZ2 Premium
  • Xperia XZ2 Compact
  • HTC U12+
  • OnePlus 6
  • LG G7 ThinQ
  • Xiaomi Mi 8
  • Miaomi Mi Mix 2S
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco
  • Galaxy Note 8
  • Galaxy S9
  • Galaxy S9+
  • Pixel 2
  • Pixel 2 XL
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • LG V30
  • Galaxy S8
  • Galaxy S8+

We can’t help but notice no iPhone models are listed, but that’s likely because Apple doesn’t care to be listed as one. As YouTube explains, “We’ve worked with manufacturers to verify these devices meet or exceed our performance expectations.”

Do you already have a YouTube Signature Device in your pocket?

// YouTube



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