There is no doubt recent Huawei high-end devices come with impressive camera specs and performance. However, they lack slightly behind the competition in terms of video frame rate. Both Apple and Samsung devices have been offering a 60 fps frame rate at 4K resolution for quite some time now.

Huawei flagships are still limited to 30 fps when recording at 4K. This has nothing to do with the deployed image sensors but is all down to the chipset which doesn't offer the buffering and/or processing power for the large volumes of data generated during 4K video recording.

Now, this looks to be about to change, though. According to an attendee of last week’s Huawei Developer’s conference in Shenzhen, the Chinese company has confirmed that the upcoming generation of its top-end mobile chipset — likely called Kirin 990 and to be launched at IFA in September — will support 60 fps at 4K resolution.

The Huawei Mate 30 series, expected to be announced on September 19, is likely to be the first models to benefit from the new chipset and its enhanced video recording capabilities. According to rumors, the top-of-the-line device could feature two 40MP Quad-Bayer sensors in a triple-camera setup and a 6.71-inch OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate.