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Samsung to produce 8K movie shot on Galaxy smartphones

All News 14:14 September 17, 2020

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday said it will produce an 8K movie shot on Galaxy smartphones.

The South Korean movie titled "Untact" will be filmed on its Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 devices in 8K resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio, according to Samsung, except scenes that need special camera shots.

Samsung said the project is designed to promote the 8K technology and its ecosystem to consumers.

8K refers to the highest-resolution standard for content creation, which offers four times the number of pixels of a 4K UHD screen and 16 times that of a full HD screen.

"Untact" is a romance movie written and directed by Kim Jee-woon, who is known for making films like "The Good, The Bad, The Weird" (2008) and Hollywood action thriller "the Last Stand" (2013). Actress Kim Go-eun and actor Kim Ju-hun will lead the cast.

Samsung said it will open two 8K cinemas in Seoul next month to show the movie on its QLED 8K TV. The film can also be seen on online channels, like YouTube.

The tech giant said its 8K movie theaters will run on a reservation system to accommodate only a small group of people.

This, photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co. on Sept. 17, 2020, shows actor Kim Ju-hun (L), actress Kim Go-eun (2nd from L) and director Kim Jee-woon (3rd from L) at an event to announce the production of "Untact," a 8K film to be shot on Samsung's Galaxy devices. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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