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Phones next year might fit those 1080p videos in much smaller sizes, thanks to the upcoming H.265 codec

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Phones next year might fit those 1080p videos in much smaller sizes, thanks to the upcoming H.265 codec
How about HD videos encoded in today's non-HD file sizes? Or 1080p footage that takes much less space than what we have today from Full HD smartphone cameras? Or streaming high-res videos with much less data charges to pay for?

Those goodies might be coming as soon as next year, due to the MPEG group's drafted standard of the H.265 video codec, which is the heir of today's hotly contested H.264 that most phones use for playback and capture out of the box.

H.265 has twice the efficiency of the current popular video standard, opening the doors for much less bandwidth utilization while streaming videos on the go, which those who pay through the nose for Verizon's LTE and the like will certainly appreciate.

Ericsson's Research Manager for Visual Technology Per Fröjdh, who also serves as chairman of the Swedish MPEG delegation, commented that we might actually see it in phones and tablets before it reaches our TVs:

There’s a lot of industry interest in this because it means you can halve the bit rate and still achieve the same visual quality, or double the number of television channels with the same bandwidth, which will have an enormous impact on the industry… It will take time before it’s launched for a TV service, but adoption is much quicker in the mobile area, and we’ll probably see the first services for mobile use cases next year.
 
source: Ericsson via 9to5Mac

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