Phone MediaTek Chip Delivers 480fps in 1080p!

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It might sound too good to be true but the recently announced phone processor from MediaTek a Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company, the MT6795 is capable of some impressive things when paired with the right camera sensor.

MT6795 Specs:

  • 64-bit True Octa-core™ LTE SoC with clock speed up to 2.2GHz
  • 480fps 1080p Full HD Super-Slow Motion video feature  ***
  • 4k Video Capture at 30fps
  • Dual-channel LPDDR3 memory clocked at 933MHz
  • 2K on device display (2560×1600)
  • 120Hz mobile display with Response Time Enhancement Technology and MediaTek ClearMotion™
  • Integrated, low-power hardware support for H.265 Ultra HD (4K2K) video record & playback
  • Ultra HD video playback support for H.264 & VP9, as well as for graphics-intensive games and apps

Full CPU info from MediaTek  here

Yes that is right you are not seeing things, that is 1080p video at 480fps on a mobile phone.  If the quality and output is good enough it could be a giant leap forward for slow motion performance on the low cost spectrum of the market.

Here is a video by Mobilegeeks.de showcasing a phone reference hardware demo with 480fps being shown in use:

The 480fps feature will only work with a specific  sensor, the Sony IMX220, 20.7MP sensor, capable of capturing these high frame rates.

From the Press Release:

“The Super-Slow Motion Technology controls several subsystems that work in concert, beginning with the Sony IMX220, 20.7MP sensor, which is used to capture the videos. The captured high fps videos are then passed through MediaTek’s advanced image processing pipeline, ensuring that each processed frame is of premium quality while displaying the image in excellent clarity and detail.

Additionally, users may edit their videos as much as they like while retaining total control over the duration and location of the Super-Slow Motion segment on the video timeline.”

When will the first phones with the new Chip be available?  First devices by the end of 2014 for $350 and up unlocked.

We are excited and waiting for the first full bitrate samples of this very surprising technology for phones.  It seems the technology in mobile is leapfrogging the professional camera market once again like it did on 4k capture adoption.

Hold on the phone purchases if you need hi speed video. It’s going to get shaken up very soon!

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6 thoughts on “Phone MediaTek Chip Delivers 480fps in 1080p!”

  1. Great stuff!
    If it can shoot 1080p 480fps, isn’t it able to shoot 4k @60fps?
    I think the major problem of this would be the heat though

    1. From the look of the first video It seems it may be skipping some lines “See the net on the side with moire”. However 4k at 60p would be compromised quality wise by line skipping. If they can implement steps like 240fps and 320fps in between for 1080p the quality might improve. In the end the final quality will come from the codec compression which might soften or throw out too much information. We’ll have to see where they take this technology.

    1. Several phones with the chipset have been in development and a few have surfaced in China rumor sites. Even an iPhone 6 clone has it. It is not clear however if they have the 480fps spec or just using the chip. The best bet now is Q1 2015 for the feature to be adopted. see here: http://86digi.com/8852.html

  2. This must be software slow motion, similar to what everyone can make in after efects. Camera probably capture FULLHD 60fps high quality video, and then mediatec chip process that video and make super slow motion. This kind of slow motion videos are limited to few seconds, because of artifacts that appears if video last longer, and in this demo above video is quite short! This is not some breakthrough in low cost slow motion devices, this is just a software manipulation.

    1. It is true slow motion but will have line skipping so resolution will suffer a bit. There is no word yet on what the recording time is. Probably under 5 seconds. It needs appart from the Helios x10 or x20 a specific Sony sensor for it to work. And no it is not software slow motion; that is implemented in the Sanyo phones.

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