At MWC this year, Sony unveiled the Xperia XZ and XZ Premium that are capable of recording slow-motion videos at a staggering 960fps — up to 8x slower than any other phone in the market right now. Samsung, however, will soon be beating Sony in this game with the Galaxy S8.
A new report claims that the Galaxy S8’s 12MP rear shooter will be able to capture slow motion videos at a staggering 1,000fps. This has been made possible by integrating a DRAM chip into the camera sensor itself. The resolution at which the video will be shot remains unclear, though, for comparison, Sony’s phones are capable of shooting 960fps slow motion videos at 720p resolution.
Samsung is not making use of Sony’s IMX400 sensor that comes with its own DRAM. Instead, it is a different sensor whose model number remains unknown for now. It’s possible that Samsung ended up customising one of its own or Sony’s sensor to add a DRAM cell to it to achieve this functionality.
The Galaxy S8 has now also been confirmed to come with an 8MP camera, with an additional 3.7MP RGB camera sensor located at the front for the iris scanner functionality. While the Galaxy Note 7 also featured an iris scanner, it did not come with an additional RGB sensor. So, Samsung seems to have added a secondary 3.7MP camera sensor on the Galaxy S8 to further improve the speed and accuracy of its facial and iris recognition technology on the handset.
The Galaxy S8 is set to be unveiled by Samsung in less than two weeks from now on March 29th in New York. Are you looking forward to the phone’s release?