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

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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  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
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  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
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1. ijuanp03

Posts: 612; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Thank you, Sony.

13. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I thought this sounded allot like Sony's high fps slow motion. But I guess that is not important enough for PhoneArena to mention.

14. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

Because Samsung is the first one to perfect this technology. Why should Sony be mentioned? Should we mention the 10 yr old kid that talks about holographic cell phones in 2010 when Samsung releases the world's first holographic cell phone?

15. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Because it is just the same as the sony one, no difference AT ALL. They just implemented a different software app for it which works better (sammy has good features with apps). Kuddos to Sony for managing this.

2. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

I am hoping to see the 1080p slow-motion on the Note 9 then I will called it impressive.

4. iCloud

Posts: 125; Member since: May 15, 2014

You can clearly see the video get lower quality on the slow motion. I agree at least 1080p.

6. matistight

Posts: 996; Member since: May 13, 2009

And it gets Super dark! You need to do super slo mo during the day.

5. MisterX

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

I agree with you Mr. Pussy

7. Taquidi

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

Paid article by Samsung being presented as news, doesn't even mention that Sony developed this feature. We all know biasarena is all about Apple and Samsung, but they don't even bother to disguise it anymore.

8. Marcwand3l

Posts: 446; Member since: May 08, 2017

Sony developed this feature for their phones and Samsung developed this feature for their phones. I don't see why Sony should be mentioned.

11. Taquidi

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

So you probably also don't see why Steve Jobs mentioned iOS when talking about the development of Android.

9. phaneendra_92

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

Phoneareana wasted this much story .... U can write it in single line instead of dram just say copied from sony....

10. hansip87

Posts: 228; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

or this is the reason why Sony can get 845 as early as Samsung can. They trade cpu with sensor. and that's why Samsung wants to beat Sony at Sensor so they don't have to purchase from them again/trade the Qualcomm CPU for them.

12. philip_1

Posts: 46; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

After comparing both side by side... I can not see any difference in real life between V30 and S9...Tried various scenes night and day and then transfer both samples to my pc..Even with the S8+ of my colleague..small difference.. Most of these are just marketing attractions and nothing more...

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