HTC unveiled its new U11 flagship just under three months ago, priced from $649. The company said that the U11's camera delivers "best-in-class HDR", and "best-in-class autofocus", along with the "most stable smartphone video", including five-axis optical (OIS) and electronic image stablization (EIS) for video capture.
But despite those impressive claims, the U11's camera is only capable of recording video at 30 frames per second. That's a bit disappointing, when you consider that other flagships like the LG G6 and Samsung's Galaxy S8/S8+ can record 60fps video at 1080p.
The good news, announced by HTC, is that the U11 is getting a software update that will enable 60fps video recording on the device. However, since the U11's Snapdragon 835 processor only supports 4K recording at up to 30fps, support for capturing 60fps videos will inevitably be limited to those recorded at 1080p resolution.
Unfortunately, owners of the U11 still face a potentially lengthy wait for the update to arrive. HTC said that it will be "rolling out over the next couple of months", which means it could be early October before all devices are upgraded.
A few weeks ago, HTC added support for Amazon's Alexa assistant to the U11, two months after that feature was announced.