Samsung’s free video editor, Samsung Studio, bundled with the One UI 6 update, has been a point of contention among some Galaxy users. While the app boasts a range of editing features, it frustratingly limits video output to 1080p, a major downgrade for devices capable of shooting in 4K or even 8K.

Some users have been vocal about their dissatisfaction with complaints through Samsung community forums and Reddit. The lack of 4K support in a dedicated video editor, especially when the pre-installed Gallery app offers 4K editing, is an outright downgrade. This inconsistency between the Samsung Studio editor and the older video editor integrated into the gallery app is perplexing. The latter supports up to 4K60 resolution, offering a broader range of export options, including UHD and QHD. The newer Studio editor, however, limits users to FHD at 30 FPS, which is a step backward.

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However, a glimmer of hope has emerged from the Samsung community forums. A moderator in the Korean forum hinted at ongoing internal improvements to enable Ultra HD storage in Samsung Studio. Although not an official confirmation, this suggests that Samsung is aware of the issue and actively working on a solution. The moderator attributed the missing 4K support to “various limitations,” assuring users that efforts are underway to enable this feature but no specific timeline was provided.

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Adding to the speculation, a Redditor reported seeing 4K output option in the Samsung Studio app recently, albeit limited to 30fps. This could indicate that Samsung is gradually rolling out 4K support through updates. Or at least working on adding support for 4K output in a future version of the Studio app.

I’ve used it recently and 4K is now an option. It only output to a maximum of 4K/30 though and does not give you the option for 4K/60… It also gives the option for QHD, it doesn’t give a framerate option though, it defaults to 30 fps… I’m guessing this was an update that happened because a few months ago I did not have the 4K option.

While Samsung remains tight-lipped about an official timeline, it’s plausible that a major update could arrive with the upcoming One UI 7. Given the growing demand for higher resolution video content, it would be a logical move for Samsung to equip Studio with 4K capabilities and potentially even integrate some of the Galaxy’s AI features to enhance the editing experience.

For now, we’ll have to wait and see. The prospect of 4K support in Samsung Studio is undoubtedly exciting, but until an official announcement is made, it remains a hopeful possibility. Stay tuned for further updates as we continue to follow this developing story.

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