Galaxy Note 8 Maintains 720p 240fps!

Galaxy Note 8 Slow Motion

As predicted the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will not improve on the Note 7 or Galaxy S8 phones when it comes to slow motion capabilities. It maxes out at 1080p 60fps and only allows 720p 240fps for slow motion. Missing is the 120fps 1080p modes of competitive flagship phones like the iPhone 7 or Google Pixel.

The Phone has delivered in most other fronts however with probably the best screen yet on a phablet phone at 6.3″ Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2960 x 1440) 521 ppi resolution. There is also an extra attention put on the battery safety which according to Samsung is not only safe but amply tested to rigorous conditions. It is 3300mAh which should last for a full day of use even with the gigantic screen.

Galaxy Note 8 Video Recording:

  • 4K video recording at 30 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • VDIS (Video Digital Image Stabilization)
  • Max optical 2X zoom
  • Max digital 10X zoom
  • High CRI LED flash
  • Slow motion video support for 720p at 240 fps***
  • Hyperlapse video with stabilization
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Face detection
  • Tracking AF
  • Take 9-megapixel still photos recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video location tags

Camera Specs:

Front

  • 8MP AF
  • F1.7 aperture
  • Pixel size: 1.22µm
  • Sensor size: 1/3.6″
  • Sensor ratio: 4:3
  • FOV: 80°
  • Selective Focus
  • Wide selfieIllustrated image rear view of Galaxy Note8

Rear

  • Dual camera
  • Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • Max optical 2X zoom
  • Max digital 10X zoom
  • Live focus
  • Dual Capture

Front/Rear

  • HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • Virtual shot
  • Motion photo
  • Filters
  • Live stickers
  • Stamps
  • Grid line
  • Location tags
  • Timer
  • Quick launch
  • Voice control
Note 8 Camera Modules
Note 8 dual stabilized Camera Modules

Telephoto camera

  • Resoultion: 12MP AF
  • Pixel size: 1.0µm
  • Sensor size: 1/3.6″
  • Sensor ratio: 4:3
  • FOV: 45°
  • F.No (aperture): F2.4

Wide-angle camera

  • Resolution: Dual pixel 12MP AF
  • Pixel size: 1.4µm
  • Sensor size: 1/2.55″
  • Sensor ratio: 4:3
  • FOV: 77°
  • F.No (aperture): F1.7
  • Pro mode
  • Panorama
  • Slow motion
  • Hyperlapse
  • Food mode
  • Save as RAW file

Note 8 Samsung Official Slow Motion Sample:

As you can tell from the sample above, the quality is going to be identical to the Galaxy S8 camera module as they share the exact same specs. It is not bad in terms of quality but it is not class leading either. The camera is one of the best out there when it comes to noise suppression, low artifacts and good dynamic range so you really cannot fault the sensor and lens combination.

We wish Samsung would have improved on the slow-mo capabilities in their most flagship of phones but we will have to let that spec linger a bit longer. One thing going for it is that both camera modules offer stabilized lenses which can help during all video shooting sessions.

We will have more samples of the slow motion when available!

Colors of the new handset!
Colors of the new Note 8 handset!

Pricing and Availability:

  • Pre-Orders from August 24
  • Release date will be September 15, 2017
  • Fully Unlocked Price from $929 USD.
  • AT&T: The Galaxy Note 8 from AT&T for $950  or $31.67 for 30 months on an AT&T Next plan.
  • Verizon: $40 a month for 24 months on a payment plan,  off-contract full price of $960
  • New Gear VR Headset with controller for $129
More videos on the Galaxy Note 8:

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 event in 8 minutes by The Verge:

Samsung Galaxy Note8: Official Introduction by Samsung Mobile:

Galaxy Note 8 Hands-On: The Big Do-Over by MrMobile:

 

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