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Samsung Galaxy S8 to come with 1000fps 12MP camera, 3.7MP Iris sensor

With Samsung’s Unpacked event inching closer, leaks and rumors regarding the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, have been going into overdrive.

The latest rumor points to Samsung doing a Sony and incorporating the ability to shoot super slow motion video into the Galaxy S8’s rear camera.

A few week ago, Sony introduced an entirely new camera called ‘Motion Eye’. The company has embedded fast memory right into the camera stack which allows the camera to capture super slow motion video. The technology will be seen in the upcoming Xperia XZs and XZ Premium smartphones.

While Sony’s ‘MotionEye’ camera can record video at 960fps, the Galaxy S8’s 12MP rear camera is expected to up the ante with support for 1000fps video recording.

The iPhone 7 in comparison can record slow ,motion video at 120fps (1080p) or 240fps (720p) making Samsung’s slow motion technology to 8 times faster that than the iPhone’s.

A report on Naver claims that just like Sony, Samsung has also added DRAM as a storage device between the pixel element of the image sensor and the circuit part. This allows the camera to not only shoot super slow motion video, but also transmit and store images at a much faster rate than usual.

On the front, the Galaxy S8 will come with an 8MP front camera with auto-focus. This camera will be accompanied by 3.7MP Iris camera sensor for bio-metric authentication.

Samsung needs the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones to be embraced warmly by customers after its reputation took a big dent due to Galaxy Note 7 debacle and the recent arrest of their CEO on bribery and embezzlement charges.

Galaxy S8 Specifications

The Galaxy S8 is set to come with 5.*’ Quad HD Super AMOLED display along with IP68 dust water resistance, Samsung Know, Samsung Pay, Wireless Charging, 4G LTE support and earphones tuned by AKG.

Additionally, the device is rumored to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor – the Snapdragon 835 in the U.S and some European regions and the 3GHZ Exynos 8895 processor in other regions including India alongside 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage expandable via a micro-SD card.

The Galaxy S8+ is set to come with the exact specifications as the s8 but with a much bigger 6.2 screen.

The smartphones are set to be unveiled at Samsung’s Unpacked event on March 29th, with deliveries starting from April 7.


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