The YouTube HDR support is now rolling out to newer smartphones by Google, including the recently released LG V30. The HDR option was previously made available for some of the major flagship smartphones in the market and now the server side upgrade will come to these new bunch of devices soon.
High-Dynamic Range video will start to play at 1080p resolution and 60 fps after when the user manually switch the option in the Video Quality settings from the YouTube app. The YouTube HDR supported smartphones list includes Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, Pixel and Pixel XL, LG V30, and Sony Xperia XZ Premium.
This upgrade was first spotted by a Reddit User earlier yesterday, then shared the screenshot image of the same of the specified resolutions up to 1440p60 HDR for the Galaxy S8.
The HDR feature was first introduced to YouTube in November 2016 with very few smartphones that have the HDR playback capability. It is expected that Google will continue extending the service to more Android Smartphones launched with HDR screens.