When Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 865 at last year’s Snapdragon Tech Summit, one of its key features is the ability to shoot 8K video at 30FPS. While there’s no concrete, practical reason to shoot 8K videos (a big chunk of TVs support 4K video at most), having the ability to shoot such video resolution makes the Snapdragon 865 future-proof for the next few years.
To recap, the Snapdragon 865’s Spectra 480 ISP can process 2 gigapixels per second, which in theory gives it enough processing power to natively capture 200-megapixel photos and shoot 4K HDR video while shooting 64-megapixel photos at the same time.
To demonstrate how powerful the Snapdragon 865 is, Qualcomm released a video sample recorded in 8K resolution utilizing the flagship chip’s processing power. Check out the sample video below:
While Qualcomm did not disclose which phone they used for the sample 8K footage, we expect Samsung to highlight 8K video recording as a key feature for the Galaxy S20 series.