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.
- 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!