Recently, Google pushed the Android 11 Beta 1 update. Several phones such as Xiaomi Mi 10 series, OPPO Find X2 series, OnePlus 8 series, and Vivo X50 Pro will be moving to the update before other phones. Among the changes, we noted that the Android 11 Beta 1 removes video recording file limit which was previously 4GB on Android 10.
All the previous 4GB restrictions are mainly due to the basic flaws of 32 bits, that is, they cannot process data of more than 4294967295 bytes which is approximately 4GB. The 4GB RAM and the 4GB storage were the main reason for the limit in early Android phones. Since phones have already removed the 4GB barrier, Google decided that Android 11 Beta 1 will remove that specific 4G video recording limit.
Another reason for the removal of the limit is the advancement in the video capturing of smartphones. 4K 30FPS recording was the technical standard a few years ago, and now mainstream flagships are beginning to support 4K 60FPS or even 8K 30FPS video recording.
However, we should note one thing that there’s no popular APP adjustment for 4GB video at the moment. This includes the Google Camera app, which will still store separate files if the recording is above 4GB and even the Open Camera app.
Now that the Android 11 Beta 1 removes video recording file limit feature, the users and the app makers can record and store a video more than 4GB (no limit has been set for now) without splitting the file.