Over the weekend, Netflix updated the list of mobile devices that support watching HD and HDR programming, adding to them the new Samsung flagship series, alongside dozens of existing Korean manufacturer devices.
The update is likely in honor of the launch of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip series , but the other devices featured on it do not receive the high-quality video support now, but have supported it since launching, and only now, for some reason, have Netflix added them to the lists.
HDR10 viewing, which means the wide dynamic range standard that enables maximum quality viewing of both dark areas and illuminated areas in the image, is only available on devices with advanced screens suitable for this. Added to this list are Samsung devices from the second half of 2019 such as Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10 5G and the Galaxy Tab S6 tablet; All new Galaxy S20 series devices; Galaxy Z Flip; Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro models (Xiaomi); And the Sony Xperia 1 II and TCL 10 Pro devices, which have not yet been launched.
To the list of high definition video streaming devices (HD), all Samsung devices launched since the last update to the list were added, including A9, A10e, A30s, A50s, A51s, A60, A70, A70s, A71, A80, M10s, M21, M30s, M31, M40 , Note 10 Lite, S10 Lite, all S20 series, XCover 4s and XCover Pros, Z Flip and Tabs Tab A, Tab A 8.0, Tab A with S Pen, Tab Active Pro, Tab S5e and Tab S6 Lite, not yet launched .
As a general rule, Netflix notes that any new chip-based device from the big companies, including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865, alongside Samsung’s Exynos 980 and MT6768, MT6769, MT6779 and Media67’s MT6785, should support Streaming video in HD.