The Samsung Galaxy S20 were presented yesterday, at the end of the day, and one of the great news of this trio is the possibility of recording video in 8K. In the aftermath of this event, Samsung informs that a minute of video in 8K will generate a 600MB file.
It would be expected that the files generated by this resolution were not very friendly to smartphone storage. The amount of detail that this resolution allows us to record will require a lot of space and also a lot of processing power.
For comparison, a minute of 4K recording on a Samsung Galaxy S10 requires about 350MB of free space. Since 8K is four times higher than 4K, you would expect the space needed to be even greater.
With a simple math exercise it is possible to conclude that five minutes of recording in 8K will create a file very close to 3GB. This is the time limit imposed by the Galaxy S10 for video recorded in 4K, but we still don’t know if Samsung will apply any similar measure on the Galaxy S20.
Samsung bet heavily on the Galaxy S20 camera
The 8K recording supported by the Samsung Galaxy S20 is just one of the most important news of this trio. The South Korean bet strongly on the camera in its new tops. They were so proud that they filmed the whole Unpacked event yesterday with the Galaxy S20.
One of the main innovations is the incorporation of a 108MP lens in the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. This is the second device to be launched with this resolution, after the Xiaomi Mi Note 10.
Also with regard to the Galaxy S20 Ultra, we have a periscopic lens capable of doing an optical zoom of up to 10X and hybrid zoom of up to 100X. The quality of the latter may not be the best, but it is something totally innovative on the market.
We also had the introduction of a new feature called “Single Take”. In short, you will only have to record a short video of up to 10 seconds and thanks to Artificial Intelligence, it will take several photos, in various formats, so that all moments are captured in the best possible way.
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