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Qualcomm shares first 8K video recording from Snapdragon 865

Last December, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 865 as its next flagship SoC for 2020’s high-end devices. Ahead of the first Android phone announcements this month, the chipmaker today shared what 8K video looks like with the processor.

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Update: Google responded to our request for comment by saying that 8K video has been supported since 2010, but that labeling for 8K video (the 4320p/8K quality setting like pictured above) was added “earlier this year.” We’re not sure how long ago they really mean, but a simple search on Reddit shows threads about the new label surfacing just over the past few days (Marques Brownlee also noticed it today), so there’s reason to believe it was a recent change.

It may seem a bit excessive to most of us, but it seems that playback of 4320p, 8K video is now possible on YouTube. The playback works in Chrome (although most consumers can barely play 4K at 60fps as it is), but YouTube doesn’t have any official announcement yet mentioning 8K video playback support…

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