The Galaxy Note 8 also has 4K at 60 FPS video recording coming... soon


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.



Up on Sammy's official store page for the 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...

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?

source: Samsung

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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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61 Comments

1. mastachaz

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

just because apple - congrats sammy

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

DISCLAIMER: This article is a pacifier for crying, complaining Samsung Fanboys. So if PhoneArena has hurt your feelings lately by focusing only on The iPhone 8 & X and showing no love to The Note 8, read this article again and again until it makes you feel better. Thank you for choosing PhoneArena! G'Day!

45. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

If it was Apple they would have charge $99 to enable that feature old man

57. phnrpt

Posts: 23; Member since: May 28, 2012

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.

58. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

If a phone way better than iPhone x is a total failer ,what makes the iPhone x?

62. malanore

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 26, 2018

Just to poke you so you can come back again and read your stupid comment now that all phones are 16:9. Please stop being stupid, I beg all of you idiots out there!

21. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

no cause Sammy built the phone with this feature in it. So they can enable it anytime they want... Just like now

27. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

And that time just when Apple announced it. Perfect timing.

31. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Doesn't matter when. as long they enable it..

28. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Excuses

34. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Oled display :just because Samsung. Congrats apple

39. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 914; Member since: May 07, 2014

Note 8 will have it earlier than the iPhone X just like they introduced the 4K video earlier than the iPhone X

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So the S8 and S8+ are getting this too right? Better not be some overheating POS or have a very short recording period.

22. adecvat

Posts: 640; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

No, buy new phone.

29. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I will see what next year has to offer, not buying anything new this year.

3. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

And it begins! Mortal Kombat!!!!!!!

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... SMH... Good grief you are really showing your age. lol

4. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

LOL. Mine has S810 and can record way more than 10 minutes... This limitation is ridiculous. User has the right to record as long as phone can handle the task.

6. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Well, they have less than a week to 'unlock' that feature on the Note 8 or Apple's claim of being first will stand!

7. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Exynos 8895 is capable of shooting 4k at 120 fps .... The problem is Snapdragon 835 u know ..........

9. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

GTFO lol.

24. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

He's right samsung advertised it a while bAck

33. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

36. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

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.

41. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Why has it not been implemented then yet if it supports it? Seems to me something must be holding them back if they have a chip that supports it but have not implemented it yet.

47. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

The snapdragon variant of their device is what's holding them back. They don't want one being far superior over the other, so, they limit it.

52. Nopers unregistered

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.

59. M.O.A.B

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

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

10. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

One thing I like about Apple. They influence the manufacturers to up their game. The note just got better. Win win

25. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

Isn't that what we can say about every other manufacturer?

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