Qualcomm showcases 8K video captured by a Snapdragon 865 smartphone

The prototype Snapdragon 865 device is equipped with a Sony IMX586 image sensor.

My phone can record a video up to 4K at 60FPS. Well, that’s about to change. Qualcomm uploaded a sample video of the 8K video recorded from a phone that will be powered by the upcoming Snapdragon 865 processor.

As you can see above, the video displays various landscapes in Arizona, right from rock formations and rock paintings to building ruins and more. If you can’t see clearly, it isn’t your fault. You’ll obviously need an 8K screen to make the most of the video. Moreover, thanks to YouTube’s compression, the video isn’t at its full quality. But nonetheless, the video acts as a teaser as to what to expect later this year.

8K recording needs a 33MP or higher camera sensor. This means that more manufacturers could produce higher resolution sensors on their upcoming smartphones. The video that you see in the clip posted above is all thanks to its new Qualcomm Spectra 480 Image Signal Processor. The ISP captures professional-looking photos and videos which is faster than the current standards, as the processing takes a mere 2 gigapixels per second. This gigapixel speed gives new camera features that include the 8K video capture, 960fps slow-motion video capture with no time limit, Dolby Vision video capture, 200-megapixel photo capture, simultaneous 4K HDR video with 64 MP photo capture, etc.

Qualcomm Snapdragon’s YouTube channel captioned the video as, “Smartphones with Snapdragon 865 can capture professional image quality and will pack exciting new camera features including 8K video capture. See the dramatic landscapes of Arizona in 8K video loaded with 33-megapixels! So it’s big, sharp and shared in its full glory on YouTube.”

It is heavily rumored that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 series could equip this 8K recording feature as it could use Qualcomm’s 865 processor.


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