Now that a few days have passed we now have the first few samples of what the Galaxy Note 9 is capable of in 960fps slow-motion mode. It shows about the same effective resolution as the Galaxy S9 and S9+ which share the same camera system. The Note 9 is supposed to increase the dynamic range but it is unclear how much benefit it will show in a resolution starved 720p high-speed mode.
The best selling factor for the Note 9 as a slow-motion device is the doubling of recording time to 0.4 seconds from the 0.2sec available on the Galaxy S9. This transforms into a 12.8-second video played back at NTSC 30p which makes it much more enjoyable than the 6.4 sec on the other Samsung phone.
Galaxy Note 9 Slow Motion Initial Samples:
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – Super Slow Motion 960fps eTube Tech:
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Super Slow-mo 1 by Komputer Świat Sample:
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Super Slow-mo 2 by Komputer Świat Sample:
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Super Slo-mo / Super Slow motion @960 fps by Web Hacks:
All in all it looks like at first glance to be a great alternative to other 960fps capable phones and while the price of the Note 9 starting at US $999 should put off plenty of buyers, in a few months it should become a sub $800 device which on a payment plan it doesn’t hurt too much. If however, you want to have more control over slow motion then getting a higher frame rate capable camera like a Sony RX series for about the same price is a better bet overall bet. We will have more samples of the Note 9’s slow motion in a few weeks as more and more users get to play with the feature. Thanks for your visit -HSC