Samsung Galaxy Note 8 update brings Super Slow-Motion and AR Emojis

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 update brings Super Slow-Motion and AR Emojis
Two features that some find gimmicky are only available on the current Samsung flagships, the Galaxy S9/S9+ and Galaxy Note 9: Super Slow-Motion and AR Emojis. Perhaps the former wouldn't be gimmicky at all if Samsung wouldn't have included strict limits to how you can capture Super Slow-Motion videos.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+, you can capture 0.2s of 960fps videos, whereas the Galaxy Note 9 allows you to record 0.4s of 960fps videos, both at 720p. However, if you own any other Samsung smartphone, you can't capture slo-mo videos at all.

The good news is Samsung plans to add the Super Slow-Motion and AR Emojis feature to other smartphones as well, such as the Galaxy Note 8. XDA Developers reports that an update that brings the September security patch to the Note 8, also includes these two features too.

Apparently, the update is rolling out in France first, and from what information we've been able to gather, the two functions work the same way as on the Galaxy S9/S9+. Unfortunately, we don't have any details as to how the slo-mo videos on the Note 8 compare to those captured with the Galaxy S9/S9+ or Note 9.

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)

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24 Comments

1. SayMobile

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Good for Note 8 users, it may kill the Note 9 though

2. japkoslav

Posts: 1497; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Why? Note 9 is still better in terms of hardware. No to mention it's really minor software upgrade, since seriously who cares for 0,2s video and emoji? 5yo? And those do not buy Note series anyway.

7. BuffaloSouce unregistered

People who bought this year's models of Samsung S phones care... The hardware from Note 8 and Note 9 is minor and hardly noticeable. The main thing the Note 9 has going for it is a Bluetooth stylus and bigger battery but you're going to pay a grand for it while the Note 8 is now in the mid $500 range

17. japkoslav

Posts: 1497; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Isn't that a good thing?

18. srgonu

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Don't keep saying it costs a grand. Grand is after the freebies. It costs around $850 if you can catch the details.

21. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Samsung has it priced for $999 genius...spin it anyway you want but it's still a grand

25. japkoslav

Posts: 1497; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Freebies cost 150$ ... so yeah about that ...

3. audibot

Posts: 600; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

i still want the note 7 back my first and only note

4. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

So super slow motion videos is gimmicky now? Lol I bet the narrative would have been completely different if it was an Apple article.

9. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Everyother thing implemented by Android OEMs especially SAMSUNG is gimmick for PA.

13. cocoy

Posts: 455; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

It's been expected for this site. Apple is very generous I guess.

14. cocoy

Posts: 455; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

It's been expected for this site. Apple is very generous I guess.

15. cocoy

Posts: 455; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

It will only be mainstream features if Apple implemented it as a feature to the iPhones.

16. cocoy

Posts: 455; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

It will only be mainstream features if Apple implemented it as a feature to the iPhones. /s

5. Carbo

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 07, 2015

I just installed the update. There is a button for the slow mode, and another one for the super slow mode.

8. Vyshak75

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Which slo mo is it... 480fps or..

10. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Super slow motion means 960 fps.

27. Vyshak75

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

But i thought its hardware based...

6. El6153

Posts: 11; Member since: May 03, 2018

What about S8/S8+ can we get this feautres also?

11. adecvat

Posts: 638; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Fake 960, not supported by Snap 835.

28. FYLegend

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

Actually it's fake/interpolated 480fps from 240.

12. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

"Perhaps the former wouldn't be gimmicky at all if Samsung wouldn't have included strict limits to how you can capture Super Slow-Motion videos..." The former isn't gimmicky at all, period. Just like readers of your articles make bandwagon comments, the authors of said articles also make bandwagon comments. Be a leader & not a follower. Oh wait, you like iPhones. Never mind.

19. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

PA only want Android OEMs to follow, ever new thing is gimmick to them. And as soon as they follow they get new article to cry about how creativity is gone from Android OEMs.

20. Ellio74

Posts: 74; Member since: Mar 22, 2018

Is this a fake 960 FPS as does the P20 Pro?

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