Apart from the foldables, all 2020 Galaxy flagship smartphones support video recording in 8K resolution. According to Yonhap News Agency, Samsung will produce an 8K movie titled "Untact" shot on the Galaxy smartphones. It is a romance movie written and directed by Kim Jee-woon.
Samsung is expecting this new project will better promote its 8K technology. In addition, the company will open two new 8K cinemas in Seoul next month to premiere the movie on its QLED 8K TVs. Later, the movie will also be made available through online platforms like YouTube
Samsung is producing a movie to promote 8K video recording on Galaxy Smartphones
Apart from 8K video recording on Samsung smartphones, the movie should also promote its 8K QLED TVs. Meanwhile, the company also confirmed that the crew will also use other equipment for shooting scenes that require additional effects. This won't be shot entirely on Galaxy smartphones
The Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra, launched at the beginning of this year, are the first Samsung smartphones to support 8K video recording. It is also available in the newly launched Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones. The 8K content, at a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, includes a total of 33,177,600 pixels.
If you didn't know, 8K is four times the resolution of 4K and 16 times the resolution of Full HD. However, the current implementation is far from perfect and can't be considered as true 8K. Even for DSLR cameras, it will take a couple more years to make the 8K video recording widely available.
There is a 5-minute time limit for recording 8K video
Moreover, one minute of 8K video will consume 600MB of storage. Furthermore, there are a lot of restrictions when shooting videos in 8K resolution. The Galaxy smartphone can't record 8K videos more than 5 minutes in duration. Additionally, the frame rate is limited to just 24 fps and the aspect ratio is set to 16:9.
Apart from 8K video, the current Samsung Galaxy flagships are also capable of recording up to 4K 120fps video. The company is also working to bring 4K video recording at 120 fps to the masses. The newly launched 108MP ISOCELL HM2 and 48MP ISOCELL GM5 sensors are capable of recording 4K 120fps videos.
The smartphones with these new sensors should be launching in early 2021. Based on the leaks, the upcoming iPhone 12 Pro smartphones might even support 4K video recording at 240fps. For the 8K video recording on smartphones, there is a lot that needs to be done to make it the preferred choice for consumers.