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

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.

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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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

4. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

5. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 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

6. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

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

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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

27. xvasek

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

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

8. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 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.

9. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 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?

11. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 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.

17. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

21. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 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.

26. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

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

2. dragonite99 unregistered

now that's amazing..

23. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Amazing "INNOVATION" :)

3. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 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

7. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

it should man, it 2013 now...

10. thephoneofi

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

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

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

14. thephoneofi

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 24, 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.

15. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Or get a 64gb microsd to hold them.

18. thephoneofi

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Yep...

16. deathgod

Posts: 122; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

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

19. Razvannnn

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Samsung presentation showed that shoots Full HD 60fps

20. Razvannnn

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

youtube.com/watch?v=UtmQvZjobyM Minute 6:08 write Full HD 60 FPS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!

24. polyploidy90

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 25, 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)"

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

25. joko_widodo

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

it's true guys, check this out img805.imageshack.us/img805/3685/sgs4.png

28. xvasek

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

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

29. djvtech

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

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

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