Samsung may just want to ape the recently released Sony Xperia XZ1, which has a 960fps slow-motion recording mode. The company is now developing a new camera sensor that can record up to 1000fps, and may feature in 2018’s Galaxy S9.
Samsung is looking to combine the camera sensor, logic board and high-speed DRAM in a single module using a ‘three-layered sensor’ technology, . This allows the images to be captured and stored in the DRAM before sending it to the phone for processing. The high-speed DRAM also enables high-speed imaged capture – such as 1000fps recording.
Analysts expects the sensor will start manufacturing by November, which gives the company enough time for them to include this new technology into next year’s Galaxy S S9 model.
No mention of resolution, but the Sony sensor is able to record the slow-motion video in 720p, so we expect similar capabilities with the Samsung sensor, if not better. We have to wait and see if slow-motion video will be the new must-have feature of 2018, or just a value-add to the Galaxy S-line of smartphones from Samsung.