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Samsung reveals how it pulled off 960fps slow motion on the Galaxy S9/S9+

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If you already have your Samsung Galaxy S9 or Samsung Galaxy S9+ in hand, you might have already tried out the improved and impressive slow-motion feature on the phones. So how was Samsung able to go from 240 fps slow-motion on the Galaxy S8/S8+ to the 960 fps used on the Galaxy S9/S9+? No, it wasn't magic or witchcraft. The credit actually belongs to a new triple-stacked camera module used by the manufacturer.

This triple-stacked camera module includes a CMOS sensor on top with a readout circuit underneath that is running four times faster than last year's circuit. Additionally, the module includes a dedicated DRAM chip on bottom. This allows Samsung to provide Galaxy S9/S9+ users with what the company calls "buttery-smooth, Super Slow-mo videos." Of course, these slow-motion clips can only be captured in 720p resolution, which could be the next thing that Samsung engineers work on for next year's flagship phones.

It should also be pointed out that the same technology responsible for the 960 fps slow-motion on Sammy's 2018 flagships also plays another important role. The new camera module is responsible for the improved low-light photography available on the Galaxy S9/S9+. And we would bet the farm that Samsung will include the same module on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

You can check out some diagrams released by Samsung that illustrate what we've been writing about here. To view them, simply click on the slideshow below.


source: Samsung

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