Samsung Galaxy Note III may support 4K video recording

Samsung Galaxy Note III may support 4K video recording
The big push in TVs right now is towards 4K Ultra HD. Of course, it's hard to get people to buy a 4K TV if there isn't that much media that can be viewed on said TV. There are of course 4K Blu Ray movies coming out, but it is always nice if you can create your own content for your new 4K TV. Maybe that would mean buying a fancy new camera, or if rumors are true, it will mean buying a Samsung Galaxy Note III.

The Korea Economic Daily has reported that the Galaxy Note III will let users record video at 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels), and it may also offer 24-bit/192KHz music playback. Obviously, the 24-bit/192KHz music playback could be a very nice feature for the audiophiles out there, but it's unclear how useful it will be for users to record 4K video. 

Not only would most users be unlikely to have a 4K TV to watch said videos, a 4K video would take up quite a lot of space, and Samsung mobile devices already have a lot of their internal storage taken up by the TouchWiz bloat. We're sure that 4K video recording will make its way to mobile devices eventually, but this might be jumping the gun a bit.

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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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37 Comments

1. RH234

Posts: 52; Member since: Aug 21, 2013

Yup. That 64G SD card ain't big enough

4. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

a 1/3" camera sensor and 4k resolution. very impressive samsung. very impressive. /s what the heck was samsung engineers thinking? oh wait, they dont have an engineering team, they have marketing team only.

5. RH234

Posts: 52; Member since: Aug 21, 2013

Yup. Samsung has no engineers

7. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

1080p recording with 60fps would had been a more realistic and better option than 4k!

19. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Nobody said there won't be 60fps, this particular rumor only comments on 4k. Not sure 60fps makes a difference though, most ppl. don't see more than like 40 frames per second. Also think that the longest theoretical shutter time can only be 1/60s, that doesn't let through enough light any time the Sun is covered in cloud or in worse conditions. A small sensor can take 8 sharp MPs @ 30FPS, but 60 frames would not look good even at 2MP due to light restrictions.

34. AMDPhenomX4

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Only console peasants should say such a thing. People can see the difference between 60 FPS and 120 FPS. Stop spreading random crap spewed from your mind without facts as well. It all depends on the hardware and the size of the camera sensor's pixels you peasant. PC Master Race.

13. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

OhMY.. Have you seen the well-praised internal of galaxy s4? Haha stupid Hater, compare it to HtC one's and maybe others as well, and you'll see how neat and excellent sammy engg team is. Everyone is jealous on samsung's marketing why?? Because no other manufacturers can make a commercial that will showcase multiple fun, excellent and useful features of A REAL SMARTphone ;)) Dump all your lowlight features, aluminum features etc etc ;) Peace

22. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Yes cause a company products are considered REAL and GREAT only if it has great marketing. Otherwise its s**t according to you.Obviously you are a Samsung sheep and any comment you make is considered spam. On the other hand Samsung smartphones are great and above all great value for money. Only issue Samsung has is for using the plastic it uses which makes the phone look kinda cheap compared to its competitors.

28. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Cmon im not pointing towards marketing.. read between the lines

31. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Hey! What about Xperia Honami??? You are talking like it's never been done before?

2. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

I don't need those 4k recording, just give me those thin bezels!! (cough2 honami)

8. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

buy a LG G2 and shove it down your throat so deeply that, that cough goes away forever.

29. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

honami will have giant bezels just look at the z ultra

30. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

not will have, *does have. we all have seen the pictures. Anyways, thanks Captain.Obvious.

3. Galaviz8

Posts: 8; Member since: May 06, 2013

That would be sick but for know technology is limited as long as its a good camera better than the already amazing note 2 camera sold!!!

6. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

You know, it's a nice feature to have, but the good thing is that you won't have to use it. I kind of doubt they'll set the camera to 4k automatically, most likely "just" 1080p for the default setting. Eventually it will be nice though

9. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Meh..... itll be much nicer, if it could be viewed on the phone, at its fullest defintion...@$6999 a tv,, its useless, too even have....js

10. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

I am starting to think that with my Note 2.

11. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4K is too big and I don't have a 4k bluray or TV!!! Man I love my note but if Sammy keeps this stuff i'm going LG

12. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

1080p option ll also be available in it

25. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

"No". That's how you spell it. English dude!

14. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Too many exaggerated people here. Does it mean that if samsung gave 4k option to your mobile, you are always required to use it or lower res video options are extinguished? Duhhh brain must be used ;)

35. almostdone

Posts: 449; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I know some people are just Samsung haters. There is nothing wrong with having the ability to record 4k. More future proof... When ultra HD becomes popular you wish your phone could record at 4k. Who knows what Samsung is up to. Perhaps there will be a different back cover that increases storage up to 1TB? External flash memory can take very little space. Just look how small and thin MicroSD is. You can even squeeze one in between you back cover and phone.

15. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

4K and 9 gb internal! Samsung should go with 128 gb like Iphone 5s at least.

16. ngyixian96

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

Sony xperia z1 ( honami ) will better than it , I guess

23. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Yep like the did with xperia Z compared to S4. Ohh wait.. Sony doesnt know how to make a good camera in a phone. Its a fact. Compare any Sony phone to its competitor and it has worse camera. But we can only hope that Z1 will have that wow camera that Sony has been doing on real cameras and DSLR's for years now.

17. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

60fps !!! That´s what I want !

18. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hell yeaaaa

24. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Since all geek sheeps fanboys like to youse phone specs as a di-ck contest I guess iPhone's 5S rumoured 120fps will blow your mind..

32. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Galaxy s4 exynos octa already do 720p @ 120 fps...which is what that has been rumored for the iphone 5s...so no big deal here..

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