SamsungGalaxy S8 rumours are starting to heat up with details about the display sizes, processing power, build materials, and more. So far, there’s very little information available about the Galaxy S8’s camera. However, a new report from Korean tech news site Naver, sheds light on the camera details for the first time and claims the Galaxy S8 will be able to record 1000fps videos.
Just to give you an idea, that’s almost 5 times better than the 240fps slo-mo on the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium, which was announced at Mobile World Congress 2017, can manage slow-mo videos at up to 960 fps. Samsung seems to be using the same technique as Sony by adding extra DRAM to the camera sensor itself, although it isn’t using the same camera sensor.
The report also suggests the Galaxy S8 will have an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with auto focus. Both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge featured a 5-megapixel front camera. Alongside the front camera will be a 3.7-megapixel RGB camera sensor for iris recognition.
One major detail missing from the report is the number of megapixels on the rear camera. Previous reports in the past have claimed the Galaxy S8 will get a 12-megapixel shooter, but the sensor will be improved. Samsung is also likely to stick with the dual pixel technology we saw on the Galaxy S7 series.
Samsung has confirmed its next Galaxy Unpacked event will take place on 29 March , where the S8 and S8 Plus are expected to launch. With the Galaxy S8, it will be an important launch for the company, given that its last flagship the Galaxy Note 7 was scrapped thanks to issues of battery explosion.
Samsung will also be launching its own voice-assistant powered by artificial intelligence in the upcoming phones, and there will be a dedicated button for the same. The assistant is code-named Bixby, though some trademark filings in EU have revealed the name with Samsung Hello.