Galaxy Note 9 To Make Longer Slo-Mo Videos Than S9: Rumor

The Galaxy Note 9 will feature improved "Super Slow-Motion" recording capabilities compared to the Galaxy S9 lineup, according to a new rumor that emerged on Twitter earlier today. The upcoming handset is said to be capable of capturing footage at 960 frames per second for 0.4 seconds, i.e. twice as long as the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Samsung introduced the concept of super slow-motion videos with its first 2017 flagship line earlier this year and while a recent software update allowed the Galaxy S9-series devices to also capture 480fps videos for 0.4 seconds, the company's next phablet is said to have that limitation attached to 960fps clips.

The Galaxy Note 9's 480fsp recordings will presumably be able to run for even longer than 0.4 seconds, with the improved performance likely being a result of new hardware. 960fps clips captured with the Galaxy Note 9 are still expected to be capped at a 720p resolution, much like they are on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. The recordings will hence primarily be meant for sharing on social media instead of high-end content capture as Samsung's Super Slow-Motion recording mode sacrifices image fidelity for an extremely frame rate. The upcoming phablet is also expected to feature yet another dual-camera setup using either Samsung or Sony's sensors given how the South Korean tech giant still doesn't have the production capacity to mass-manufacture enough imaging modules for its devices.

The Galaxy Note 9 should feature a dual-camera setup with one ultra-wide lens on its rear plate, whereas its slim top bezel is expected to house a traditional single-sensor system. Samsung already confirmed its next Android flagship will be officially announced on August 9, with several industry insiders recently claiming the phablet will be released globally on August 24. The Galaxy Note 9 should start at approximately $960, much like its predecessor, and be available in five colors, as well as four memory configurations, though not all variants are expected to be offered globally.

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