Galaxy S8 camera can capture 1000fps videos, iris sensor gets an upgrade too

Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus later this month, and all the recent reports point towards a 12-megapixel camera. People have been wondering as to why the camera hasn’t been upgraded from the Galaxy S7 (which introduced dual-pixel autofocus). However, a new report states that Samsung is bringing improvements to video recording as well as the front-facing camera.

According to a report by Naver, the Galaxy S8′s camera can record 1000fps videos, and the company has achieved this by adding DRAM (used as buffer memory) into the camera sensor itself. Sony’s recently unveiled the Xperia XZ Premium with a 19-megapixel camera sensor (IMX400) that uses a similar technique to capture 960fps slow-motion videos at 720p, but our sources tell us that the Galaxy S8 won’t use the same sensor.

Additional information regarding the Galaxy S8′s imaging capabilities was also revealed. The smartphone will reportedly feature an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with autofocus. According to our sources, the Galaxy S8 will also feature a 3.7-megapixel RGB camera sensor for iris scanning, which might explain Samsung’s increasing confidence in facial and iris recognition for user authentication.


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3 months 6 days ago

If the display of the Galaxy s8 & s8+ are Quad HD+ (3200 x 1800) then the pics and the videos should be seen awesome!!

3 months 8 days ago

But can it do slow motion like the Sony Xperia XZ Premium?

3 months 8 days ago

I hope the camera has better upgrades than just improving the quality of slow-mo videos which, I might be wrong but it’s not really a deal breaker for most people.
Taking better pics and videos when zooming in is more important. Also better selfies with less plastic like pics and more details even with beauty mode on should be the focus.

Shaun Charles Caruana
3 months 9 days ago

As i’m hearing rumors about the S8, upgrading the rear camera i would like to know if they actualy upgrading. I suggest if they could fix the zooming in of the rear cameras as when you zoom it to ×8 you actualy see everything blury they could put some effort.

3 months 8 days ago

Because it’s digital zoom and not optical and the further you zoom in digitally, the blurrier it gets.

Jarek Armada
3 months 9 days ago


3 months 9 days ago

No upgrade for the rear caméra excepted for vidéos?
Sounds weird!
Sure samsung will improve it.

3 months 9 days ago

The Exynos Variant can record 4k@120fps.
I doubt that this 1000fps rumour is true and only wishful thinking or setting up for disappointment. Sony’s senor is the only one which can do 960fps for now but has the disadvantage of being only in 720p and only 0.17 seconds are recorded. But playback is atleast around 4-5 seconds of video footage when captured with 960fps but to capture the exact moment you want is tough.

3 months 8 days ago

the difference is that the addition of the extra on-board DRAM on the sensor would greatly increase the buffer, taking the immediate processing load off the processor, allowing it to film more than 0.17 sec at a ridiculous rate until the buffer is full.

3 months 9 days ago

You wrote wrong 1 line :
960fps slow-motion videos at 720fps
Write 720p instead of 720fps

3 months 9 days ago

Wow! It this means we gonna have 4k at 120 fps? either way it’s awesome, can’t wait!

3 months 9 days ago

sony be like
but but

aaah nvm

3 months 9 days ago

Have you ever heard of fake news?

3 months 9 days ago

I’ve been waiting for ANY slo-mo video from Samsung at 1080p! 720p on a 2K screen is so blurry. I’ve always liked to use it but the end result was always let down by the downscaled resolution. I don’t expect 1000fps to be 1080p but hopefully the 240fps will be!
you also need to correct the article, its not 720fps. just 720p

3 months 9 days ago

IDK what any of all that means but it sure did turn me on lol

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