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Ono U1 Beast Phone by U1Labs Shows Preview Video!


There was quite a bit of controversy last week when u1 Labs did not deliver the reveal of the Ono U1 Beast phone on time, then asked for another 48hrs and then after missing that deadline, hope started to dwindle. However yesterday they released what is supposed to be the first footage of the phone in action along with a slow motion sample that is not really slow motion but just playback at 1/4th speed.  However the team behind the Beast at u1 labs have promised once more that real hardware capable 480fps video will be in the device and promise a demo soon afterwards.

The video does show a functional device with a camera app that takes pictures and regular video with software slow down. This is a big step as it shows there is a real phone and not just a render or a concept or OS video captured screen. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Ono U1 Misses again asks for extra 48hrs!


HSC – The Dec 3rd deadline came and went but there was no reveal. There is a statement from the CEO of U1 Labs, creators of the Ono U1 Smartphone, regarding the slip on the reveal.

CEO Statement:

“Dear Fans and Pioneers, we regret to inform that we have a slight delay from the factory. We need approximately 48 hours to reveal the Hands-on and HD images, as we are awaiting for the factory to release them to us. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Ono U1 Reveal on Dec 3rd?


There is a lot of speculation regarding the final specs and capabilities of the Ono U1 smartphone codename “TheBeast” from the new German & Indian company called U1 Labs at this website.    The design has changed several times since it was announced earlier this year in July; it was improved in hardware capabilities but it still has somewhat remained a mystery when it comes to the slow motion 480fps capability that was promised early on.

There has never been a direct admission that can back real captured frames at 480fps as the Mediatek Helios X10 SoC allows. After repeated attempts by us and other backers or Pioneers as U1 Labs calls their early supporters; nothing can be firmly deduced besides interpolation from lower frame rates like 120fps or 240fps to 480fps.  Mediatek Helios X10 supports true 480fps capture in their specs with the use of a specific Sony sensor so there was a promise that it would adhere to these specs. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Amazing Slow Motion Video Work!


It’s always good to take a look at the slow motion talent out there and what better way than a dozen amazing video samples of some of the best slow motion on the net.  While many use professional cameras, some are using the RX series from Sony.  There is no question that Slow Motion content and gear options are increasing and will continue to do so now that the feature is a flagship of phones, action cameras, consumer aimed mirror-less and more recently on the FS5 mid-range shooter. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Ono U1 480fps Smartphone Updated Info!

The Ono U1 Smartphone reported in a post at HSC earlier this year was stuck between scam-land and outright vaporware with it’s claim of 1080p 480fps video mode based on the Mediatek Helios X10 chip.  However it seems the Ono team has persisted and a phone that has been evolving with new features like a fingerprint reader, laser AF,  4GB of RAM, NFC and now Android Marshmallow might see the light of day as soon as the third or fourth week in November.

There has been a lot of interest with this particular phone and with good reason, it could become the phone to beat regarding portable slow motion capable devices. As a Smartphone it will be no slouch is the specs are solid and the phone eventually ships which is still up in the air. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Readers Questions August 2015!


Here are some of the most asked questions received from our readers in the past two months about slow motion gear , phones and other imaging devices:

Q) What will the iPhone 6s be able to do? → Continue Reading Full Post ←