Android 11 Beta 1 The 4GB file size limit
Smartphone camera parameters have taken a huge leap forward in the past few years, with video files captured by their the space required is also increasing, but system limitations prevent the phone from saving video recording files larger than 4GB.
Today, xda-developers confirmed that the latest Android 11 Beta 1 The 4GB file size limit is officially gone, but users will need to use a camera app that supports that limit. Google’s camera app has yet to be adapted for the time being.
The 4GB size limit for video recording files on Android dates back to 2014 when SD cards are still widely used, and the first phones with 4K video recording have only just hit the market ( (Galaxy Note 3). As a result, there’s little need for saving video files larger than 4GB in size: most phones don’t have enough storage space. The FAT32 format SD card itself does not support files larger than 4GB, and few phones have high enough quality recording over 4GB of video.
Fast-forward six years, however, and the situation has changed dramatically: now that phones with 1TB of storage are available, SD cards are no longer a viable option. Common and ubiquitous 4K video recording, and 8K video recording will soon be in phones.