The current battle in the smartphone industry is between the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone X, but a report claims that Samsung is already working to make the Galaxy S9 an even better challenger to Apple's premium smartphone.
The cameras of Samsung's Galaxy smartphones have long been one of their major selling points, and that will not change with the upcoming Galaxy S9.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Camera Sounds Amazing
According to a report by ETNews, Samsung has developed a new image sensor that can record videos at up to 1,000 frames per second, compared to only 240 frames per second for the iPhone X. The sensor is planned to start mass production in November, which will make it ready for the expected release of the Galaxy S9 in March or April 2018.
The capability of recording at 1,000 frames per second would mean that the Galaxy S9 camera would be able to take extremely detailed videos, and will enable new ways for users to manipulate their footage. The sensor will also allow the Galaxy S9 camera to record 40x slow motion video.
The image sensor, however, will not appear for the first time in the Galaxy S9, as such a component is also present in Sony's Xperia XZ1, a smartphone widely considered as having one of the best cameras in the market.
The sensor developed by Samsung features a three-layer design with logic processing and on-chip memory. Due to memory being built into the chip, the sensor will be able to store videos locally at high speed before the footage is saved by the Galaxy S9's Camera app. However, this means that slow-motion video will be limited to only a few seconds.
Wait For the Galaxy S9 Or Buy The Galaxy Note 8?
Samsung's new image sensor will likely be pushed hard in marketing for the Galaxy S9, but with slow-motion video recording, the feature might not be enough on its own to make it stand out as a clear winner over the iPhone X.
An upgraded camera will likely not be the only new thing about the Galaxy S9, though it has been previously reported that it will have the same display size and Infinity Display found on the Galaxy S8.
For Samsung fans who could not wait for several months to purchase a new smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8 is already available. For those who were worried about the annoying the Bixby button, Samsung has thankfully rolled out a method to disable it.