Rumor: Galaxy Note III to support 4K video recording, 24-bit/192KHz music playback

Fresh rumors about the Galaxy Note III have cropped up, and this time, they’re about the video and audio capabilities of the upcoming handset. According to The Korea Economic Daily, the Note III will let users record video at 4K resolution, or at 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution, and will also offer 24-bit/192KHz music playback to keep the audio buffs happy.

Now, while better audio support is something we all like, many will question the need of 4K video recording on a smartphone, as neither the display resolution nor storage space are enough for 4K video on a smartphone. However, with Ultra HD 4K TVs on their way to becoming the next big thing after Full HD TVs, 4K video recording is a feature that might start appearing on all flagship devices in the near future (even Sony’s 20-megapixel Xperia Z1 Honami is expected to have it).

As always, nothing is confirmed until the handset goes official, so take everything with a pinch of salt. Samsung will officially announce the Galaxy Note III in September at its UNPACKED event, and we can’t wait to see which of these rumors turn out to be right.

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gtone339
3 years 11 months ago
gtone339

How about putting that into the next GALAXY flagship smartphone?

Anto71
3 years 11 months ago
Anto71

I’ve a HD’TV and a 28″ CRT in the citchen. Maybe I’m a “Flinstone”
gt-i9305 user 😉

thekorngear
3 years 11 months ago
thekorngear
“many will question the need of 4K video recording on a smartphone, as neither the display resolution nor storage space are enough for 4K video on a smartphone.” It is totally irrelevant to match the default screen resolution with the camera and video recording capability. I own a S3 which has 1280x720p display using SAMOLED tech. But it shoots 1080p videos and can play almost any 1080p videos. Why? Because The GPU chip embedded in the Exynos SoC is capable of rendering and producing such stuffs, that is why it is possible. Does anyone complain watching a 1080p movie or… Read more »
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