Qualcomm admits error on Samsung Galaxy S4 video capture specs

Qualcomm admits error on Samsung Galaxy S4 video capture specs
Last week, Qualcomm posted on its blog some of the features of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4. Among those features was the ability of the upcoming flagship model to use the 13MP camera on back to capture video in 1080p at an astonishing 60fps. This was a feature that Samsung had not mentioned, and considering that no smartphone in history had ever launched with the ability to record FHD video at such a frame rate, you would expect Samsung to make a big deal about this.

Either Samsung did not promote a feature that should have been in every press release issued by the Korean manufacturer, or Qualcomm made a mistake. Well as it turned out, it was the latter. Qualcomm returned our call on Wednesday and we can sum up their response to our inquiry with one word,"Oops". According to a Qualcomm spokeswoman, someone writing the blog for the silicon slinger mistakenly upped the specs on the Samsung Galaxy S4.

We're sure that someday, Samsung will have a phone that offers 1080p video at 60 fps, but it is not now. The Samsung Galaxy S4 captures 1080p video at 30fps.

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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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33 Comments

1. Floorkill22

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

No big deal. The s4 is still an amazing phone.

17. vladd100

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

now that's what i call :samyboy

23. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Why samboy ? Just because he said S4 still has a good camera because it does not have a feature (which BTW no other phone has) in S4 (which was not even promoted by Samsung) ? Its Qualcomm's fault not Samsung's. How does this make Samsung's camera 'not amazing' ?

26. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

whats wrong in being a fanboy of the best device in the world?? i guess thats quite natural and human behavior...

31. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

exactly, these other people like the (yawn) icrap. They don't realize the Galaxy S2 was better than the latest icrap, let alone when the S4 comes out. There is no comparison!!!!!!

2. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Even though I almost NEVER record videos, that would have been cool bonus.

3. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Its still amazing to see how a company like qualcom can make such error.....really amazing!!!

12. oying24

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

its not qualcomm's fault.. it's all on media's exaggerated blog posts (as usual and expected) BS medias!!!

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Its ok, the S4 is still a beasty phone.

5. winddroid

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

The new Qualcomm 600 SOC supports 1080p at 30 fps but also supports 720p at 60 fps.

6. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Thats sad but Galaxy S IV is charming.

7. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Anyways who the hell needs 60fps in reality when even our eyes max out at 24fps, even our eyes cannot distinguish that far, so chill

8. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

You do notice a little difference between 30 fps and 60 fps, fps seems to flow much smoother

30. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Even the movies DVD's that are sold has a frame rate of 24fps, Science says that human eye cannot distinguish any activity that happens quicker than 1/24th of a second, that means for a second 24fps is good enough. There is not at all any difference to the human eyes, i can assure that to you

32. Contreramanjaro

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

I can assure that Sangeet is wrong. Traditional films were shot at 24fps and it gives it that film look. That's as far as you are correct. The issue here is that the number of frames humans see is variable and in times of stress can go up to 60fps or more. When super relaxed you may go as low as 10. That being said, it's important to remember that this is a very simple explanation. Our brains fill in a lot of blanks and only update every so often for new information. Ever here someone say "It felt like slow motion"? This is because they get stressed and take in more. And even if the thing about about the eyes not distinguishing activities that fast is somehow true (I've never heard of it) people are very sensitive to motion and will notice the lower frame rate.

9. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Bitch please I play LOL at 20 fps and never got a disadvantage because of the low frame rate, other than the occasional fps lag

13. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

30 fps = lag, play at 60 fps or higher you will change your mind I find under 40 unplayable

21. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Yeah, i'm able "withstand" it because I don't have a better GPU and kind of gotten used to it.

11. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Haha!!30 fps also is enough!!that is a useless feature..Better reduce the fps & make the video quality better..!

14. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

30 fps is bad, most new tvs are 120hz, same for monitors. You may not think 30 fps is bad, play a game on pc at 60 fps or higher then try to play it on an xbox 360 which runs at 30fps, the xbox 360 will feel laggy and slow.

22. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

It doesn't feel laggy or slow, you just notice a pretty prominent difference. 30 fps is the best for stock stand anything, i'll wait for next gen consoles, not bothered updating my PC, too much of a hassle.

24. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

We are not talking about game...talking about camera!!human eye hardly differentiate the 60 or 30fps...!!you can feel the difference while playing game but for the person watching monitor would be nothing different..

27. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Yeah, sorry, was wafting on about something else. That's true, but in the future 60 fps video capture from phones would be a nice addition.

28. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Yeah!!new things always accepted!!

25. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

playing games and recording video are two completely different things! hollywood movies are filmed at 24 fps (except for Hobbit which was a failed experiment and had more to do with the 3D effect in the first place) video quality is about rolling shutter, light sensitivity, interpolation, optical elements, stabilizer, image processor... and not crazy high fps. higher fps is great for slow motion.

19. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

It's only for slow motion effects that a faster frame rate comes in handy. No big deal, though, and most people are not going to bother doing such editing tricks with video from their smartphones!

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Oh well, it must have been 720p that was at 60 fps that the S600 was capable of.

15. Erthling

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

All the new phones with the Qualcomm S600 chip shoot 720p at 60fps, not just the S4... Heck, even the LG Optimus G from last year can too!

16. vladd100

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

samsung should've been sued for its fake marketing !!

20. baldilocks

Posts: 1516; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

You should be sued for poor reading comprehension. Qualcomm is the one who made the mistake, not Samsung.

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