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First 8K video captured on a Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform smartphone [video]

Feb 4, 2020

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Smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 can capture professional image quality, and will pack exciting new camera features including 8K video capture. 8K video is loaded with 33-megapixels per frame — so it’s big, sharp, and can be shared in its full glory on YouTube. See for yourself here:

In this video, videographers used a prototype Snapdragon 865 smartphone with a Sony IMX586 image sensor to capture footage not seen by the likes of smartphones, until now. The photo gallery at the bottom of this blog post provides a behind-the-scenes peak of the video shoot so you can see the Snapdragon 865 devices in action and how the footage was captured.

The 8K video shoot took place in Arizona during November 2019. Arizona was chosen for this multi-location shoot to capture its dramatic imagery at sites including the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and the Petroglyphs near Antelope Canyon.

This stunning video is just a taste of what smartphones in 2020 will be capable of with the Snapdragon 865, thanks in large part to its new Qualcomm Spectra 480 Image Signal Processor. The new Qualcomm Spectra 480 ISP captures professional-quality photos and videos — and it’s faster than ever, processing 2 gigapixels per second. This gigapixel speed delivers new camera features including 8K video capture, Dolby Vision video capture, 960fps slow-motion video capture with no recording limit, 200-megapixel photo capture, simultaneous 4K HDR video with 64 MP photo capture, and much more.

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