Meet the unprecedented 8K video with Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra

Last modified : Mar 12. 2020

The camera is now more than a smartphone add-on. The Galaxy S20 series has upgraded camera sensors to enable shooting of 8K video. You can also capture parts of a video containing high quality image resolution of 33 million. With the addition of AI (artificial intelligence) technology, the video can be used as an action cam.

Movie-grade video quality that brings you closer to reality

With 16 times higher resolution than full HD (FHD) and 4 times higher than UHD (4K), 8K video captures all the details. Revolutionary advances in resolution enables mobile video shooting to have a very sharp resolution - even at cinema screen size.

image of S20 device showing resolution types

8K video recording features

  • UHD 8K(7680 x 4320) @24fps are supported
  • Recording time : Up to 5 minutes (File size: 600MB / 1 minute video)
  • Detailed image quality with over 33 million pixels
  • OIS Super steady mode
  • Video format : HEVC only


How to activate 8K videoClick to Expand

Step 1.  Open the Camera app and tap Settings (Top menu)

Step 2.  Tap Rear video size in the video menu. Choose 16:9 (8K)

image of Galaxy S20 device activating 8K video mode

8K video snap

Moments you don't want to miss can disappear instantly. When you want to enjoy all inspiring scenes, the 8K video snap is a whole new way to capture still photography. 8K video turns every frame into a crisp still that you can pinch-to-zoom for once-in-a-lifetime shots.


The unique camera capabilities of the Galaxy S20 series allow you to capture a single picture of an 8K video as a high-quality photo. If you touch the Snap icon whilst an 8K video is playing, it will be saved as a picture just like screen capture.


However, it is quite different from a normal screen capture. Screen captures usually degrade the image quality, but this feature provides easy extraction for high resolution just like an actual shot.

Note: Extracted photography from 8K videos you record is high resolution, 33MP.

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