Yesterday Samsung unveiled their latest Galaxy S20 line-up at UNPACKED event. This line-up consists of three smartphones; Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra. Both three smartphones packs some very premium specifications which are very high in terms of numbers. Some features can be seen for the first time in a smartphone. And 8K video recording is one of them. Many of us were thinking that these 8K videos will take a huge amount of storage. As one single frame will be of 33MP and Samsung only gave 128GB on Galaxy S20.
But seems like this would not be the case here. A minute of 8K footage shot at 24fps from Galaxy S20 series is sized at 600mb. Whereas a minute of 4K footage from Galaxy S10+ is sized at 350mb. That’s because Samsung will use HEVC codec to record the footage, which compress the file size without loosing the quality. Speaking about the maximum duration capacity, this latest set of flagships can record 8K videos for 5 minutes. The Samsung Galaxy S10 series can record 4K 30fps for 10 minutes and 40K 60fps for 5 minutes. Another advantage of using HEVC codec is less bandwidth speed, which means you can even record videos on a high speed MicroSD card.
So that’s all the information we have as of now. Personally I think this 8K recording is only usable for video editing purpose, where you can set the footage to 4K or even 1080p for more details. Well, what are your thoughts on 8K video recording capability with HEVC codec? Do you really find any genuine use of 8K or it’s just for hype & marketing by Samsung? Let us know in the comment section below. Also stay tuned with us for more information.