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Check out this stunning 8K video clip recorded on a Snapdragon 865 phone

8K video recording is coming to phones this year thanks to the Snapdragon 865 chipset. Here's what you can expect.

Published onFebruary 5, 2020

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 supports 8K video recording for the first time in the flagship 800-series. With plenty of brands set to offer Snapdragon 865-powered phones in 2020, it seems inevitable that many will support 8K recording too — including the upcoming Galaxy S20 series, according to rumors.

Now, Qualcomm has recorded an 8K sample clip with a Snapdragon 865-powered phone and uploaded the video to YouTube (seen at the top of the article). The video shows various landscapes in Arizona, ranging from rock formations and rock paintings to building ruins and more.

Related: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs Kirin 990 vs Exynos 990: How do they compare?

It’s worth noting that you’ll obviously need an 8K screen to make the most of the video. The clip also isn’t perfect quality owing to YouTube’s compression and some stuttering (at 22 and 55 second marks), but it still gives you an idea of what to expect later this year.

8K recording requires a 33MP or higher camera sensor, so it could potentially lead to more manufacturers offering higher resolution sensors on their smartphones.

Either way, we hope manufacturers also focus on video processing, focusing, stabilization and other factors as well. After all, resolution is only one part of the equation when it comes to great video capabilities.

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