4K UltraHD video is expected to come to Android this year
At CES and MWC, Qualcomm showed off the 4K UltraHD recording capabilities of its Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip and has previously stated that it would be "in commercial devices" by the middle of 2013. For those unaware, 4K UltraHD video offers resolution four times the 1080p that is considered a Full HD display. That works out to 4096 x 2304.
So you might as well pick another one of the alleged specs belonging to the LG Megalotron to call the whole thing a fake, because we could very well see 4K UltraHD video sometime later this year.
13. SuperNexus (Posts: 126; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
I'll say SUPER,AWESOME,GREAT,BEST............I am little short of word here.
24. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
who the f**k would want that detailed video? what are you shooting? batman? even a 128gb card would fall short for such high size video.
i rather take 1080p at 60fps.
26. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3401; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Well, it would be pointless if the "Megalotron" came with just 16GB of internal memory. I'm guessing 128GB minimum.
I guess Blu-ray discs would seem like a 1-2 GB flash-drive soon.
28. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
this is about commercial, not about productivity
with 4K there will for sure be 1080p 60fps, so when there is 4K 60 fps there will be also 8K 30fps :)
because Android is the only OS that causes HW innovations.....Microsoft + Apple = dont need HW innovations, they dont innovate
37. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
The 808's camera already fits the bill for taking for videos its just that the processing power wasn't there at the time. I remember there being a couple articles about that.
There is nothing stopping an eos device from featuring this tech, when windows blue/ wp9 comes out. And there is nothing that doesn't say that one of these devices couldn't be a p1 pureview running wp.
38. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Nokia does not care about the best HW (they have never had)....they just put something inside........just to cooperate with Microsoft with "something"....not any another meaning
42. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3401; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Yeah, Nokia put "something" for Microsoft's "something" and now we're seeing the biggest change in the camera field of the mobile world.
50. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
In case of a camera is the only thing for you ;-)
40. SuperNexus (Posts: 126; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
if you are happy with 1080p video that doesn't mean world will also be happy with 1080p.
Its innovation, learn to praise it.
In future this 4K video would be normal like 720p or 1080p.
41. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
WOW is not enough, make that TRIPLE WOW!!!!
2. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
But what's the point. 4k tvs certainly aren't widely available and monitors certainly don't have it either. You'd be using a ton of space and processing power to record it, and not be able to watch it in 4k beauty. In a few years when the technology is cheaper and widely available this will be much more popular.
5. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
At Android central if you got the tech, flaunt it, 4K tv is available and will be popular this year, just imagine the beauty of those breathtaking videos
12. Hemlocke (unregistered)
For the same reason Android phones were sporting first-gen, battery thrashing LTE radios when the chips were bad and there were only a few markets that had it worldwide: To say "first." This will be the same way. There's no good reason other than that. I would rather see the technology for these various leaps improve a bit to the point that they are usable and make sense, rather than just tossing them in because the OEMs can. That's vanity engineering, not good engineering.
15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Besides, the carriers will absolutely LOVE 4K video - think of how fast an upload will kill your data allowance....
32. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)
in your regards to LTE, it wasn't to "say 'first'". It just happened that they were first. Someone had to be first, someone had to be second. The whole first generation of LTE phones weren't nearly on par as what they are now, but because of that first generation, we now have the current generations thanks to the experiences learned. To be the first ones to release a product gives a higher percentage of being the ones to perfect the product. Do not be so against change and innovation. People want the newest thing out there, and it's up to them whether they'd like to wait for the "perfected" product or not.
45. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3073; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Exactly. If all these vain enginneers waited until these technologies were absolutley perfect in a lab environment, by the time it was ready, something to replace it would already be in the pipeline. Like it or not but consumers today are beta testers, plain and simple. And I'm not just referring to everyone but WP users (Chris Parnell ads), if your phone been recalled, had a software patch, etc, you were a beta tester.
The thing is, when you consider all the million things that has to happen everyday for these phones to work as they should, the problems we see are usually minute in comparison.
3. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
Pushing boundaries, bleeding edge, Android FTW! nuff said
36. _Bone_ (Posts: 2151; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
I have to call BS on that. FHD video is hardly tolerable with all the noise filtering, occasional stutter, refocusing and compression; the same issues will be ugly at higher res and you won't be able to enjoy it unless you buy a $4K 4K TV.
30. jlp34876 (Posts: 80; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)
Yeah this is just another hype for now, i have a nexus 7 and it can only last for 5hrs of gaming. Imagine recording a 4k video will take a lot of processing power.
6. darkskoliro (Posts: 1065; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Like a one minute video is just going to be...
Trying to send a video through bluetooth...
Playback consumes more battery...
Sure, 4khd is awesome but be prepared to face the price you pay for it :L Dont think its going to be my thing for another year at least
9. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
The new H.265 codec will help reduce size by alot, i forgot exactly how much, but alot...you can google it if you're interested
22. Luisit0 (Posts: 73; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)
I believe I read somewhere that H.265 supports up to 8K and will be using half the bandwidth H.264 currently uses.
20. bayusuputra (Posts: 961; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
well, you can always choose the HD or FHD options. Like, I now don't really shoot FHD because most of the time, 720p is enough.
more choices are good, aren't they? :)
34. darkskoliro (Posts: 1065; Member since: 07 May 2012)
I'd be perfectly happy with 1080p if it meant a big price difference :)
19. bayusuputra (Posts: 961; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
exactly my first thought..
Jurassic Park meets Transformer
8. Birds (Posts: 1150; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
What will be the point if they are still using that tiny 1/3 sensor...I'll say it again...I don't need a phone so thin I can slice bread with it. It won't kill to have a bump on the back of a phone from a 1/2.3 or 1/2.7 inch sensor on it at about 13 megapixels. Those 1/3 inch sensors are good but don't capture low light well. At this point, cellphones should be shipping with 1/2 inch sensors. We need a bump in image quality...at least let the image quality rival the best megazooms like the canon power shot sx50hs or something....
11. faisolbauuz (Posts: 121; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)
Well The 1080p video recording is already taking so much space in my phone imagine the 4k video will takes
14. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I want ultra hd as well but I really do fail to see how this can be useful in a situation where you cannot even see the benefit of such a resolution. There are very few things that run 4k around here. Similar to 3d where in order to operate you must have 3d created content and somewhere to show it.
16. nicholassss (Posts: 366; Member since: 10 May 2012)
And i was stoked on my phones 720p... and I call myself a nerd.
18. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3073; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
And people wonder why some want expandable memory in a phone. I said it before and I'll say it again, the further we go forward, the larger amount of memory is going to be needed. Videos and games are going to take a huge amount of memory, look at a lot of the games in the Playstore now. The Dark Knight and most FPS games are all at 1GB or more. Everytime they bump processor power, content becomes available that makes use of it, and usually pushes it to it's limits. It's going to get worse before it gets better so why not have the option to expand the memory rather than jockeying files on & off by wire or burning through your data allowance with the cloud.
21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4239; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Or we could just put more on board storage on phones. That's good too.
43. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3073; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
The problem there is all these manufacturers follow Apple pricing for on board storage ($100 more everytime you go from 8Gb to 16, to 32, to 64, to 128, etc). If you go with expandable memory, unless it's a new capacity that was released recently, the difference is usually only $10-$50 everytime you move up in capacity.
Again, why does everyone fight against it? If you don't want it you wouldn't have to use it. But I'd rather have the option and not use it than need it and not have it.
48. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4239; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
No one follows Apple in pricing for on board storage.
The difference between the 16 and 32 GB Galaxy S3 on T-Mobile and Sprint is just $50
The difference between the 8 and 16 GB Nexus 4 is only $50, as well as the 16 and 32 GB Nexus 7
The difference between the Razr HD on Verizon and the Razr Maxx HD is $100, but you're paying for a larger battery and double the storage
The One X+ on AT&T has 64 GB of storage and is only $200
Only Apple makes you pay $100 to double your storage on carriers.
51. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3073; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
You're going by subsidized pricing, but if you have to buy retail, which some have to to keep their current plan, it's $150 to go from a 16gb to a 32gb S3.
The problem with relying only on internal memory is that you aren't as easily able to shop around, unless you also want to change your carrier. You might get lucky on Amazon or Wirefly, but they have some fine print that can cost you 50% of the total phone price if something goes wrong.
Like I said, if you don't want it you wouldn't have to use it. It's not like the phone won't work without an sd card in it. But it doesn't hurt to have it available. What if you can't afford to move up to the next storage level when you pick it up or don't figure you'll need that extra space at the time you purchase it. But later on you have more money or realize that you need the extra space. With an sd card slot you can upgrade later, without one you'd have to change phones.
23. moronman66 (Posts: 160; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
Well, as much as that would be future proofing some devices, I would think they would hopefully wait for 4K devices to not be $25,000 for a TV, which has said "Be the first to own one" for quite some time nowhttp://store.sony.com/webapp/w
cs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisp lay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10 151&langId=-1&identifier=S_4KTV
Insane and pointless! You can watch a total of... 4 movie trailers in 4K and everything else in 1080p. A little too far ahead, but whatever is good for marketing I suppose.
25. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Wow 1080p hogs up alot of space mean while most hd tvs what ever most people have can mainly handle 1080p how can you enjoy something beyond 1080p if nothing supports that resolution. I bet a 1 minutes flick in that 4kultraHD is probably 1 gig. Going to need bigger sd support something like 256gig or walk aroud with an HDD lol.
27. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
just saw link after I posted for the money your paying for that 4k ultra hd tv only 3 year warranty that not good should be 10year warranty.
29. xfire99 (Posts: 679; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
Even its capable to record in 4K, not many will use it and just a hype of it.
- Not many will have/afford 4K TV to play it up.
- Phone storage will be a big problem. 16/32/64 wont be enough.
- Playing up the video in the phone, wont do any different, if its not a 4K display too.
This is just a sales promotion for Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip!
54. kdealltheway (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)
Think of it this way, you're not recording video or taking snapshots that would last a month or two, but something that you would like to actually see years after. Eventually you will have 4k TV and you don't want to sit there and say "wish I had a better camera"... I agree with the storage...
31. mydi.maus (unregistered)
GOOGLE is this the next lg nexus 5?..wow!
33. Dadler22 (Posts: 161; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Just in time for the camera to outshoot the display. Yay technology
35. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Android is shaping up into the most advanced OS ..can't wait to see what KLP brings.
I say it will put a nail in the windows coffin
39. R-vjn (Posts: 172; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)
my god, i'm totally sold..
well, the 4k video recording is kinda...overkill..i must say, but i like it.. atleast it will be future proof..!
46. Robert235 (Posts: 56; Member since: 30 May 2010)
Ahh my eyes,but quality is beautiful.eyeglasses are gonna be the new trend after this.
52. eliasafram7 (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)
why do I need a 4k camera when my screen is only capable of full HD view its like u want to put 10 liters of water in a bottle has only capacity of 5 liters think again people
55. ZeroCide (Posts: 751; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
Does a mobile device really need this???????