Android 11 removed the limit of 4GB when recording video
In 2014, Google limited the file size to 4 GB on Android. The reason for this decision was that most mobile phones were still using SD cards for expansion.
These SD cards use the FAT32 format so they can be connected to a computer to read files through a card reader. The maximum file limit of the FAT32 file system is 4GB.
In the past, smartphones had low performance, and even the files generated by recording videos were very small, so this limitation was not a problem for most users.
However, the current smartphone recording video starts at 4K and even has an 8K level, and the random recording of more than ten minutes of video far exceeds the limit of 4GB.
In the current Android system, as of Android 10, if the video recorded by the camera exceeds 4GB, it will be automatically split into small files by the system.
The size of each of these small files is 3.7GB. The system can realize continuous broadcasting when playing videos, but it may be a little trouble if you use a third-party player.
If you want to upload it to the network or computer, you also need to merge small files, so for users to record a long video how to deal with it is also a problem.
In the Android 11 beta version, Google removed this restriction. When the user records a file for a long time, the system will not divide the video into multiple small files for storage.
Because the newly launched devices are based on 64-bit processors and the memory even exceeds 4GB, and the body storage has even reached more than 512GB.
More and more mainstream flagship devices support 4K 60FPS or even 8K 30FPS recording, and this size and frame rate will generate 4GB files in a few minutes.