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Netflix HDR support now available for the Sony Xperia XZ2, Huawei's Mate 10 Pro, and the P20 family

Netflix HDR now supports 11 smartphones and a tablet
Netflix HDR now supports 11 smartphones and a tablet
The list of mobile devices with Netflix HDR support now consists of 11 smartphones and one tablet — namely the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 — and the last ones to be added are the Huawei P20, P20 Pro, Mate 10 Pro, as well as the Sony Xperia XZ2. The only plan with UHD content streaming support is Netflix Premium, priced at US$13.99 per month.

Although 4K content is way too much for most smartphones and there is virtually no difference for the human eye between full HD and ultra HD on a 5.x-inch display, Netflix HDR already supports a few handsets and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Android tablet. Until this week, there were only seven smartphones and phablets in the list, but four new handsets have just been confirmed to fully support Netflix HDR.

Huawei fans should love the news because three of the four additions to the list of Netflix HDR-supported handsets are made by the popular Chinese brand which might become the leading smartphone maker worldwide by 2021, just as they promised. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro, P20, and P20 Pro are accompanied by the Sony Xperia XZ2. Although the P20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S9+ are not listed on the official Netflix support page, they both work without any problems with Netflix HDR content.

In addition to all the above, the handsets with Netflix HDR support that were already supported are the following: LG V30, Razer Phone, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy S9, Sony Xperia XZ1, and Sony Xperia XZ Premium

For now, the only plan with UHD content streaming support is Netflix Premium. In addition to the mobile data fees that may be charged by your carrier, a monthly subscription fee of US$13.99 must be paid to Netflix to take advantage of this plan. Since more devices with Netflix HDR support should be added to the list in the future, we can only hope that a cheaper plan will be added for enjoying UHD content as well.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-05-18 (Update: 2018-05-18)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.