When it comes to slow-motion video recording capabilities, the Apple iPhone models feature hands down the best sensors. Even though we expected Samsung to raise the bar with the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 of last year, nothing special really happened.
As per latest reports, Samsung is featuring the Samsung Galaxy S9 with a new in-house ISOCELL bright sensor with 3-stack fast readout sensor, which will enable the camera sensor to capture 1080p Full-HD videos at 480fps. The sensor also features “Tetra cell technology” which means that the sensor will have 0.9µm sized pixels pinned together to provide better low light shots. Other features of the new sensor include Super Phase Detection and Dual Pixel Autofocus.
Even though the 480fps Full-HD video recording on the Samsung Galaxy S9 does sound great, it is important to know how long the sensor will be able to capture such videos. For comparison, the Sony Motion Eye sensor featured on latest Sony Smartphones can capture videos at 960fps but can only capture videos at such high fps for 1/5th of a second. It will be interesting to see how long the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be able to shoot such high fps high-resolution videos.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ are expected to arrive on February 28 during MWC event at Barcelona.