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With 4K HDR video capture, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Smartphones offer something pro cameras don’t [video]

May 6, 2019

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This video has stunning clarity and incredibly vibrant colors, so you might think it was captured by a pro with an expensive camera. That, however, isn’t the case. It was actually shot with a smartphone and captured in 4K HDR — something even the most high-end prosumer D-SLR cameras aren’t capable of.

This is the type of immersive video quality that’s possible with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. These stunning views of Maui, Hawaii were captured when we unveiled this new platform at Snapdragon Tech Summit in December, and the scenes are almost as immersive here as they were in real life. The video was shot using a prototype of a Snapdragon 855-powered smartphone, but this year, you’ll be able to be able to purchase one yourself and capture your own stunning 4K HDR videos. There’s a wide variety of Snapdragon 855 devices commercially available or soon to be available.

HDR stands for High-Dynamic Range. Compared to standard 4K video, HDR video can capture in the larger Rec. 2020 color gamut (larger choice of colors) and 10-bit color depth (more shades of colors). While 4K video can capture 16.7 shades of color, 4K HDR video is designed to capture over a billion shades of color.

Some competitive devices are capable of capturing video in 4K resolution, but most can’t capture 4K with HDR color. Even many high-end prosumer D-SLR cameras aren’t capable of 4K HDR video capture, and they definitely don’t fit in your pocket.

With Snapdragon 855, you can not only capture 4K HDR, but also easily share it. Snapdragon 855 4K HDR videos are designed to be fully compatible with YouTube HDR, so you can send your 4K HDR videos to your friends and social media feeds via YouTube HDR links.

We know capture quality is important, and the Snapdragon 855 is built to bring the capabilities of a professional camera (and then some) to your smartphone. This means taking a stunning video is simpler than ever and that you can connect and communicate in brand new ways.

Check out these Behind-the-Scenes shots by our Snapdragon 855 4K HDR crew!

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