Mediatek posted a video a few days ago showing the 480fps Full HD capability of it’s MT6795 chip. It shows the clip at regular speed then at 120fps and then finally at 480fps full HD. As to the quality some speculate the footage is not shot by a Phone but from a real high speed camera. We think it is shot by the phone but edited and sweetened in post to look as good.
The hTC A55 which will be announced in the beginning of March will sport the chip and the required 20MP camera sensor for slow motion. As to the 480fps feature we can only speculate as there has been no firm info that the phone will sport it. We will be looking closely.
Many think that a phone cannot record full HD at those speeds because of the processing and bandwidth needed but rest assured most higher end phones already are capable of recording these high frame rates and even higher. The two stumbling blocks have been a high speed capable sensor and a fast + deep volatile memory module to store the data before encoding. The Mediatek concept phone fixed both those limitations and if the hTC A55 is the first phone to sport those changes it will be a feature that will separate it from the pack and lots of video enthusiasts might gravitate to it.
Stay tuned, March will be an interesting month for high speed video.