Qualcomm showcases first 8K video captured with Snapdragon 865

Qualcomm showcases first 8K video captured with Snapdragon 865

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 chipset was designed to bring 8K video capabilities to smartphone cameras.

Announced late last year, we’ve yet to see a phone debut with the new chipset… until now.

In this video shared by Qualcomm, 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 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.

Qualcomm says: “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.

Smartphones with Snapdragon 865 are expected to be available in early 2020. Learn more about the new camera and the Snapdragon 865 platform here.

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