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