The Galaxy S8’s camera won’t just shoot better quality photos. It’ll also allow users to capture video at 1,000fps.
Most high-end smartphones are capable of capturing video at 240fps, which slows action down to a crawl. If done right, it makes for spectacular footage. But the Galaxy S8 will allow users to slow action down to a ridiculous degree.
According to a new report, Samsung has added DRAM to the Galaxy S8’s camera sensor, allowing it to handle the new feature. Apparently, it’s different than the CMOS sensor Sony introduced earlier this year, which uses a 3-layer stack with DRAM and cuts down on focal plane distortion.
The video below gives you an idea of what Sony’s new sensor is capable of. Expect similar quality from the Galaxy S8.
Will it best the Pixel?
Being able to shoot video at 1,000fps will certainly give the Galaxy S8 an edge over the competition. Now, it’s just a matter of seeing whether or not it can take great still photos. Samsung devices typically offer top-quality cameras, so we’re excited to see what the S8 has to offer.
240fps was great while it lasted, but it appears mobile devices will soon move on to 1,000fps.