Originally Posted by ToonTonic
Was this ever solved? HDR for HDR capable devices?
This is due to the HDR implementation on the device itself. When you use HW decoder, It just uses media player API implementation on the android itself. If the media player on the device is implemented to handle HDR, you should get HDR effects on HW decoder. It looks like Samsung has implemented the HDR support in their app instead of media player level. Otherwise, both HW & Stock video player effects should be similar.
Our team will further investigate this for the future improvements on the HDR Playback. Thanks for your patience.