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Qualcomm: Samsung Galaxy S4 to offer 1080p video capture at 60 frames per second

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Qualcomm: Samsung Galaxy S4 to offer 1080p video capture at 60 frames per second
While it has never been mentioned by Samsung on any of its releases about the Samsung Galaxy S4, a release put out by chip maker Qualcomm says that the rear-facing 13MP camera on the new flagship Android phone captures video in 1080p at 60 frames per second. This would make the model the first smartphone ever to capture FHD video at such a frame rate.

Qualcomm's release mentions that the Samsung Galaxy S4 takes FHD video at 60fps

Qualcomm's release mentions that the Samsung Galaxy S4 takes FHD video at 60fps

But since Samsung has not officially announced these specs, it could be that Qualcomm has made a mistake. After all, most top-shelf models shoot 1080p video at 30fps. And there is more. According to Qualcomm, the 2MP front-facing shooter on the Samsung Galaxy S4 captures video at 1080p at 30fps.

So what is the deal here? Did Samsung inadvertently fail to reveal something on the Samsung Galaxy S 4 that no other smartphone ever has had? That would seem to be a stretch. So then, that would mean that Qualcomm, which probably knows the Galaxy S4 inside and out, mistakenly overstated the capabilities of the phone. Either situation seems hard to believe, but one of these theories has to be right.

We have a call in to Qualcomm, Stay tuned as we try to get to the bottom of this.

source: Qualcomm via GSMArena

UPDATE: Nope, that must have been just a typo. The Samsung Galaxy S4 shoots 1080p video at "only" 30 frames per second. 

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posted on 25 Mar 2013, 17:18 19

1. dmn666 (Posts: 194; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


That's a typo - both HTC & Samsung would have made a big deal about it if 600 could support 1080p at 60 fps

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 17:31 3

4. hung2900 (Posts: 788; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Many speculation sources of Samsung said that S4 can capture 1080p@60fps (check xda)
People believe that only the Exynos variant can do it, but the model in Samsung unpack was Qualcomm only so they try to avoid mentioning it.
Like Multi-window is a great feature of Note 2, but it wasn't available at announcing time, so Samsung didn't mention it.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 17:37

5. hung2900 (Posts: 788; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


But Qualcomm said that S66 variant can do it also, so we can be sure that it's untested only. That's the reason why Samsung didn't say anything abt it in the Unpack event.
http://www.m5zn.com/newuploads/2013/03/15/png//m5zn_606eeb4460f54af.png

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 17:38

6. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


If the Snapdragon 600 supported 60 fps 1080p why wouldn't the Lg G pro and HTC one use it?

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 18:30 5

12. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3989; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The HTC One does have 60 fps 1080p video.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/19/htc-one-unveiled/

The camera unit also features optical image stabilization and HTC's ImageChip 2 for HDR, 1080p and 60fps video.

The Optimus G Pro probably does as well

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 05:16 1

27. xvasek (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


I don´t think so that HTC ONE is able to record 1080p
60 fps. But only 720p 60 fps.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 17:43 1

8. dmn666 (Posts: 194; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


In a typical Samsung fanboy style, you brought up some irrelevant XDA speculations. Read up the article again and it has nothing to do with Exynos.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 18:13

9. hung2900 (Posts: 788; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I think You have a problem with your reading ability.
Read both my comments.

@HDShatter: who knows? XZ Camera is able to capture HDR video, so why s4 cannot?

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 18:21 1

11. dmn666 (Posts: 194; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


You can think ? - I doubt it. Like I said, you put up a garbled hypothesis about exynos and that's just off-topic. Point is whether 600 can or can not support 60 fps 1080p. Nobody gives a crap if exynos can do it or not.

https://developer.qualcomm.com/mobile-development/development-devices/snapdragon-s4-pro-apq8064-mdpt

This is more reliable than the source blog post on qualcomm website written by some marketing dude. Keep on blabbering.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 19:06

17. hung2900 (Posts: 788; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


So I think I have to explain again.
At the beginning, I said that on xda there was a question that why on the spec paper of GS 4 Samsung mentioned abt capturing 1080p@60fps but on the S600 variant sample it can't. So they guessed that it is available in Exynos version only. Today Qualcomm said S600 can do it too, so that the lack of 1080 p@60fps on the sample is due to not finished testing.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 20:04 1

21. dmn666 (Posts: 194; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


LOL - just like I said it was a typo on the QC blog post. They've fixed it now.

Hey PA, be patient next time before putting up this kind of garbage post.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 00:40

26. iushnt (Posts: 617; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


i think nobody cares about 600 when exynos comes in topic..

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 17:20 13

2. dragonite99 (unregistered)


now that's amazing..

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 21:44

23. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Amazing "INNOVATION" :)

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 17:24 1

3. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


There are very few companies that will not reveal anything haven't been released to the public that haven't been fully tested. And Samsung is one of them. You do not want claim something that is made by another manufacture that will be intergrated into your products without fully tested. Even thou it's Qualcomm but it is still Samsung on the device it self.

Unlike some companies(hmmm rainbow) claims what their products can do that I they have so called revolutionize on their own and market. After sold so many it kick back cuz it does not work...full instance

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 17:41

7. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


it should man, it 2013 now...

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 18:16 1

10. thephoneofi (banned) (Posts: 23; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


Hopefully it's better than the jittery s3 and note two cameras

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 18:35

13. akki20892 (Posts: 3413; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Huge Video File........!!!

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 18:41 3

14. thephoneofi (banned) (Posts: 23; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


Gigantic wont be able to do anything with it, other than you tube unless you select a much lower resolution and degrade/pixelate the heck out of it.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 18:54 1

15. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Or get a 64gb microsd to hold them.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 19:20

18. thephoneofi (banned) (Posts: 23; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


Yep...

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 19:03

16. deathgod (Posts: 120; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


Umm...didn't PA just do a S4 review? Couldn't you just test it and see? O_o

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 19:52

19. Razvannnn (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Samsung presentation showed that shoots Full HD 60fps

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 20:02 1

20. Razvannnn (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


youtube.com/watch?v=UtmQvZjobyM

Minute 6:08 write Full HD 60 FPS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 23:23

24. polyploidy90 (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


Thats true i just saw the video. Play the video with HD quality & freeze it at 6:07 it's written in the specs note beside the phone "13MP AF Full HD (60 fps)"

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 21:07 3

22. Taters (Posts: 2824; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Samsung doesn't need to reveal everything to beat their competition. It already has more than it's closest rival.

Besides, the unpacked event this time was way shorter. They didn't even mention the accesories this time like they did during the GS3 event. Don't act like they would mention everything if it was capable. They can't mention everything.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 00:35

25. joko_widodo (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


it's true guys, check this out

img805.imageshack.us/img805/3685/sgs4.png

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:47

28. xvasek (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Only 30 fps... what a pity :-( For me it wat one thing, why I wanted Galaxy s4 - damn it !!!

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 03:37

29. djvtech (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Dec 2013)


My 3 year old HTC raider does 60fps at 720p.

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