The Galaxy Note 8 also has 4K at 60 FPS video recording coming... soon
by Preslav Kateliev / Sep 14, 2017, 7:19 AM
The camera is one of the most important modules in modern smartphones. It's a huge part of why consumers are willing to spill a huge chunk of cash for a flagship, after all — the combination of media-streaming, top-end hardware, and a great camera to capture your memorabilia with just 1 device is always a nice excuse to drop $800 on a handset.
So, naturally, phone manufacturers work to improve smartphone cameras each and every year. And this year, Apple was the first to announce that its new iPhones would be able to record 4K UHD video at 60 frames per second. Now, that's quite the accomplishment, since capturing such high-resolution video at a smooth 60 FPS is very, very taxing on a phone's small, easy-to-overheat processor. Yet, Apple did it, and we thought the iPhone 8 would be the first handset in the market to have the feature.
“Nope!”, says Samsung.
Note 8, we can now see that the promo text reads “Galaxy Note 8 shoots 4K Ultra High Definition video at 60 FPS”. Wha-a-at? And as we unlocked our Note 8 here at the office, we saw an update waiting for us — one that had “camera stability improvements”. We downloaded it with shaking hands only to find that it doesn't unlock 4K just yet. Well, that was an emotional rollercoaster right there...Up on Sammy's official store page for the
So, the wait begins. We'll see if the Note 8 update comes before the iPhone 8 hits the store shelves or vice-versa. What are you betting on?
We only hope that this would be a stable-working feature, and not just an afterthought that Sammy added after the iPhone announcement, without testing if it works properly on the hardware first. But hey, the Snapdragon 835 is a beast, it should be able to handle it just fine, right?
- 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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just because apple - congrats sammy
posted on Sep 14, 2017, 7:20 AM 15
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posted on Sep 14, 2017, 7:31 AM 15
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Note 8 is an EPIC FAIL #1. 6.3" screen is ACCUALLY SMALLER than 5.7" screen when you compare them by watching any online stream video. The reason is the screen aspect ratio of note 8 is 18.5:9 instead of the traditional ratio 16:9 #2. bezel (side frame) is the nature protection to the NAKED GALSS EDGE, it is insane if you cannot agree with this or you are getting paid by the industry. #3. The reflexing white light on the curved edges damages eyes in a long run. Just like you will never place a curved mirror at your home for distorted image. It's the same reason why they do not make curved edge TV because the same problem will be more obvious. But the big industries will benefit from this since their investments also include medicine. (Samsung makes MRI medical equipments, and etc.) #4. non-replaceable battery is another way to disrespect consumer's right of self-repair. Samsung's excuse is water-resistance. How many average consumer will really use phone in a raining day or under the water. What's the chance a phone will accidentally get dropped into the water? #5. solution? Yes, the 6.4" Lenovo phab 2 Pro is the true 6.4" FLAT SCREEN for comfortable view. The rest of the specs is relatively low. But Lenovo has room to improve in a very easy way. #6. The ultimate phablet should be 7" FLAT screen with high-end specs and user-replaceable battery. Any manufacture first reach this will truly be the king of the industry. Sony, Huawei, Lenove or even LG, ARE YOU BOLD ENOUGH TO DO THIS? Ugly thing to talk about, for the ugly things already happening to us. People, if we don't stand up and speak up, nobody will speak for us.
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 10:31 AM 0
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no cause Sammy built the phone with this feature in it. So they can enable it anytime they want... Just like now
posted on Sep 14, 2017, 8:07 AM 19
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So the S8 and S8+ are getting this too right? Better not be some overheating POS or have a very short recording period.
posted on Sep 14, 2017, 7:21 AM 1
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Exynos 8895 is capable of shooting 4k at 120 fps .... The problem is Snapdragon 835 u know ..........
posted on Sep 14, 2017, 7:32 AM 22
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Yup! More info here... https://www.dpreview.com/news/
posted on Sep 14, 2017, 10:18 AM 7
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You are hurting the Samsung Haters with your facts :) Yep, Exynos 8895 does 4K@120FPS, Qualcomm really need to up their game in video and thermal control.
posted on Sep 14, 2017, 10:50 AM 5
Well... the snapdragon 835 only supports 4K 30fps recording and 4K 60fps playback so I guess this feature won’t make it to the US. Lol. Funny how Qualcomm shuts up when other OEMS nerf other internals to match inferior Qualcomm technologies but when it’s the other way round it’s a counter suit.
posted on Sep 14, 2017, 7:23 PM 1
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god damn the snapdragon variant, it forced samsung to disable advanced features of the exynos since the note 4 with 64 bit support, the exynos supported 64 bit but the snapdragon variant didn't, guess what ? samsung disabled 64 bit in the exynos variant so it won't be superior to the SD variant
posted on Sep 17, 2017, 2:33 PM 0
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One thing I like about Apple. They influence the manufacturers to up their game. The note just got better. Win win
posted on Sep 14, 2017, 7:37 AM 6
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