The numbers are whoppingly large and that is going to be the future of smartphones. Samsung Galaxy S20 trio of phones are focused more on cameras and less on the smartphone aspect as they aim to replace DSLRs wherever possible. With great camera power comes lots of requirement for storage space as the company has confirmed that approximately 3GB of storage will be consumed every time you shoot a video in 8K resolution for five continuous minutes.
A major share of the smartphone crowd is used to shooting large hours of footages including birthday parties, get together and fun time with family. Considering the powerful processors, RAM and storage space, shooting videos in 1080p resolution is a piece of cake. You can easily go up to 1 hour or even more while getting decent HD quality on all your videos but times are changing as 4K videos are becoming more common.
Being a flagship device, Samsung wanted to push Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra smartphones to their maximum possible capability. The inclusion of 8K video recording is no easy task but even when you do so, you are going to consume the majority of the storage space available on your phone. Unless you opt for the 512GB storage version, it will be really difficult to shoot long 8K videos using your powerful S20 smartphone as it will consume 600MB of storage space every minute but in order to keep things manageable, Samsung has limited the maximum time to just five minutes.
The videos will be shot only at 24fps when it is set to 8K mode but you can lower the resolution in order to get more frames per second and also better optical stabilization which is important to capture clear videos when you are on the move. The phones have been priced starting at $999 and goes all the way up to $1500 for the highest variant of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.