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Do smartphones need the 8K video recording function?

Analysts have called it meaningless and unclaimed by users


This year smartphones equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 single-chip system appeared on the market. This platform supports recording video clips in the highest possible resolution of 8K.

Many analysts believe that this feature is a simple demonstration of capabilities. In fact, it is meaningless and unclaimed by users. Today, even video recording in 4K resolution on smartphones is a very unpopular feature. Well, speaking of 8K. Recording movies in 8K resolution has strict time limits and requires a huge amount of free space. Moreover, it is reported that in some smartphones 4K-video recording leads to overheating and malfunctions in normal operation.


One of the key features of the Samsung Galaxy S9, which came out two years ago, was the ability to record 4K video at 60 fps. The time per recording was limited to 5 minutes. This year's line of smartphones Samsung Galaxy S20 received support for video recording 8K at 24 f / s, which again is limited to 5 minutes. For content creators, this creates certain difficulties, as you have to glue short videos.

Another problem is the size of these clips. According to official data provided by Samsung, a minute video with 8K resolution shot in 24 fps mode takes about 600 MB. The five-minute video takes about 3 GB. At the same time, many modern flagships are equipped with 128 GB of flash memory.

An important factor is the lack of playback equipment. Monitors and TVs supporting 8K are currently very small and cost a lot of money.

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