Samsung’s Galaxy S23 range is undoubtedly one of the best bets we can find in terms of smartphones. However, sometimes there are small changes that can end up leaving users unsatisfied. One of the most talked about features of the Galaxy S23 was its improved 8K video recording capability. This allowed users to record at 30fps at a bit rate of 200Mbit/s. For some users, this feature was important. But it seems that Samsung has changed its mind, as the company has apparently reduced the bit rate and therefore the quality of 8K recording on the Galaxy S23.
Galaxy S23: Samsung reduced 8K recording quality
According to information coming from the Piunikaweb website, citing various user posts on Reddit, Twitter and beyond, the July 2023 update for the Galaxy S23 range silently disabled the “high bitrate videos” option in the camera app. .
Before the update, users were apparently able to record 8K30fps videos at a bit rate of 200Mbit/s. However, there was some stuttering involved. Now users are limited to recording the same at just 80Mbit/s. It is not clear whether this solved the “jumping” problem. Still, considering it was an option, users could choose to record at a higher bitrate or a lower, seemingly smoother one. However, we cannot confirm the available bitrate before the update.
But why would anyone record in 8K? That’s a good question, but there are possible answers. On the one hand, it’s an advertised feature on the Galaxy S23. Since users paid for this feature when they bought the phone, they are entitled to demand good and usable functionality, as the company promised. Second, many are using 8K recording as a way around Samsung’s alleged over-processing in 4K video recording.
It is true that the number of users recording in 8K can be very small. However, a feature for enthusiasts deserves options. However, be aware that there is no way to downgrade to a previous firmware to recover this setting.
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