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Qualcomm shared the first 8K video shot with Snapdragon 865


Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 865 chipset at its tech summit last December. Full specifications weren’t supplied at the time although there was an indication that the SoC would support 8K video capture. We now know that to be a fact and on Tuesday, Qualcomm shared the footage to prove it.

The sample clip in question was captured on a prototype smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 865 alongside a Sony IMX586 image sensor. In a companion blog post, Qualcomm said the shoot took place in November 2019 at various locations in Arizona. This region was chosen due to its dramatic imagery at locations like the Grand Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, we’re told.



The video, which is registered on the Qualcomm Snapdragon channel, captures about 2 minutes and 10 seconds of scenes in the Arizona desert of the United States that can take advantage of 8K UHD video. The video was recorded at 8K 30p, and some of them contained the famous view point, so you can compare the quality difference with the existing promotional video.

Qualcomm expressed confidence in the quality of the video directly from a smartphone equipped with Snapdragon 865, but unfortunately, it was difficult to admit Qualcomm's claim as an abnormal phenomenon was found in some scenes.

I understand that this is the first time to shoot 8K UHD video and that it is inevitable due to the limitations of the smartphone platform.

Qualcomm stopped responding to the video because they are worried about the reaction of consumers.


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