HTC EVO 4G Graphics Frame Rate Locked at 30 FPS?

June 11, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The HTC EVO 4G smartphone has been facing issues regarding its frame rate as graphics for the smartphone have been locked at 30 fps, according to various reports available online. In comparison, other phones from HTC such as the Hero have average speeds of up to 54 fps.

The 30 fps speed is apparently locked in both the 2D and 3D modes and the problem is present on EVO 4G handsets with Sense UI as well as those running on the Android 2.2 Froyo SDK version. However, an Android engineer responded to the problem on an online thread saying that they had not capped the speed at 30 fps. He added that they had targeted speeds of 60 fps and will continue to do so. This has led to some users blaming the firmware for the problem.

The 30fps graphics frame rate has slowed the scrolling on the menus and webpages on the EVO 4G handset. However, the HTC Hero has been reported to offer very smooth scrolling on account of its higher frame rate.

The performance of graphics in its devices has caused issues for HTC in the past as well. In 2008, the video drivers in HTC handsets reportedly failed to meet consumer expectations causing them to vent on developer forums.

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