And because of how widespread 1080p panels and fast internet have become (hundreds of millions of users have 1080p smartphones and access to broadband/4G), 1080p is the go-to resolution for high quality, with 1440p and 4K offering a premium experience beyond that.
1080p is now the minimum resolution YouTube considers "HD."
As of now, users on the YouTube desktop site and mobile apps will no longer see the HD badge next to the 720p resolution option.
Users of the YouTube desktop site and mobile apps will no longer see an "HD" badge next to 720p.
And while YouTube's busy redefining what constitutes HD, perhaps they could get around to removing the 480p in-cap resolution cap on Indian YouTube users?