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One UI 6.0 adds high refresh rate support to screen recorder feature

by Maine Bacos

Samsung is making progress towards the official release of the Android 14 and One UI 6.0 update for its devices. While bug fixes are expected in the final stages of the beta, Samsung is also adding new functionality. In the fifth major One UI 6.0 beta update for the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung has enhanced the screen recorder feature by enabling it to record videos at a frame rate higher than 60 frames per second (fps).

Samsung offers a range of phones with high refresh rate screens, including flagship devices with 120Hz displays and mid-range devices with either 90Hz or 120Hz panels. However, the official screen recorder feature on most Samsung phones and tablets previously limited recordings to 60 fps. With the latest Android 14 and One UI 6.0 beta firmware for the Galaxy S23 series, the built-in screen recorder now supports videos at up to 120 fps. This upgrade ensures the videos look smoother when played back on devices with high refresh rate displays.

The frame rate in screen recordings can vary depending on what is being recorded, and Samsung does not provide the option to manually switch between 60 fps and 120 fps through the screen recorder settings. Instead, the frame rate adjusts automatically based on whether the system-wide high refresh rate setting is enabled or disabled in the device’s settings menu.

While the difference in the two videos may not be significant due to YouTube’s limitations on video playback (which is capped at 60 fps), users should still be able to notice the smoother visuals in the video with the higher frame rate. This enhancement is not considered essential but adds value to the user experience. It is expected that most eligible Galaxy devices will have this feature once they receive the Android 14 and One UI 6.0 update in the coming months, provided they have a high refresh rate display.

For those who have yet to try the screen recorder feature on their Galaxy smartphones or tablets, now is a good time to give it a go. The screen recorder toggle can be found in the quick toggles area of the notification shade. However, it is important to note that the screen recorder may not be available on all Galaxy devices, especially those with ultra-affordable price tags.

Overall, Samsung’s efforts to improve the screen recorder feature in the Android 14 and One UI 6.0 update demonstrate the company’s commitment to refining the user experience on its devices. The ability to record videos at a higher frame rate will certainly be appreciated by users who prioritize smooth visuals on their high refresh rate displays.

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