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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Slow Motion Mode 1920fps Fake?

Xiaomi has surprised this year with now the Mi 11 Ultra phone which is a big step up from the Mi 11 released earlier this year. The huge difference lies in the size of the sensor which is close to a 1″ camera sensor like those found on the Sony RX camera series for example. The phone has two 48MP sensors and a main 50MP sensor for the main camera with a highly protruding camera bump that really screams for a case to be able to balance well on a flat surface.

The slow motion modes on the phone are rumored to be the garden variety with 120fps/240fps 1080p, 60fps 4k, and also a selfie camera that does 720p 120fps which is becoming commonplace. What is really peaking our interest is the 1920fps slow motion mode that is touted by some reviews. It is unclear what the phone is capable time-wise as the specs are still not all there. The samples we have seen show detail loss and the clear signs of interpolation. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Galaxy S10 Slow Motion Video Samples!

Galaxy S10 Slow Motion Video Samples

Now that the Galaxy S10 has been shipping to customers for a couple of weeks we can now see a plethora of video samples showing the 240fps 1080p, 960fps 720p and 4k 60p high frame rate modes. We can clearly see a better compression on the new S10 samples compared to the Galaxy S9 in all modes. There is still some aliasing and moire but it is very well controlled.

Noise doesn’t become a problem unless it is very dark which means the Samsung noise reduction is doing an incredible job.  It is maybe too clean as some detail seems to be flattened out to control for artifacts. All the Galaxy S10 variants shoot the same quality slow motion in the main camera module so if you want to only get the S10e for it’s lower price of $749 you get to keep the high-speed feature intact.

Galaxy S10 Slow Motion Specs:

As a reminder here are the Galaxy S10 video modes that shoot high frame rates.

  • 960fps 720p for 0.4 seconds (384 frames 12.8sec @ 30p)
  • 480fps 720p for 0.8 seconds (768 frames 25.6sec @ 30p)
  • 240fps @ 1080p (Card Limited)
  • 60fps at 4k UHD (Card Limited)

Galaxy S10 Slow Motion Video Samples:

Samsung Galaxy S10 Super Slow Motion 960 fps by These Are The Days:

Samsung Galaxy S10 / 10 Plus – Super Slow-mo (0.8 sec) by DeviceSpecifications: → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Galaxy S10 Slow Motion Recording Is Slightly Improved!

Galaxy S10 Slow Motion Recording

So it seems the rumors were true about the slow motion component being preserved on the Galaxy S10 phones from last year’s S9. Last year the stand out feature of the phone in video mode was the slow motion capability and it was one of the main selling points for the Galaxy S9.  We got no mention of the feature during the Samsung event today for the S10 but we can find it buried in the phone specs with some details.

It seems the feature is slightly improved in bit-rate quality, color, and dynamic range. However, the main improvement is the recording time which has gone up to 0.4sec from 0.2sec and up to 0.8sec in 480fps mode which is half the frame rate.  In essence, it seems the phone is now the flagship slow motion performer for Samsung.

Galaxy S10 Slow Motion Specs What We Know:
  • 240 & 120fps Full HD 1080p Recording (Improved from S9)
  • 480fps HD 720p recording up to 0.8 seconds or 12.8 seconds playback on a 30p timeline.
  • 960fps HD 720p recording up to 0.4 seconds or 12.8 seconds playback on a 30p timeline.

From Samsung: “Super Slow-mo only supports HD resolution. Users can record approximately 0.4 seconds of video captured at 960 fps with approximately 12 seconds of playback. Users can record approximately 0.8 seconds of video captured at 480 fps and digitally enhance the video to 960 fps with approximately 24 seconds of playback. Playback time can be edited in Super Slow-mo player”

So Samsung has really not improved recording time compared to the Note 9 which offered these same specs last year. We do see interpolation in software as an option from a 480fps source in order to get a faked 24-second playback at 30p on a timeline.  As to why this is a good feature remains to be seen, we are no fans of interpolation but Samsung may have a pretty good algorithm to create frames that distort very little. Our hopes are not very enthusiastic for this feature.

Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup hands-on by The Verge:

All variants of the Galaxy S10 will shoot slow motion as it is available via the main rear camera module which is shared as a standard shooter across all four models of the phone announced today.

Sample footage in slow motion is not available yet besides a pretty bad sample on the Samsung website, we will have to wait and see if this new S phone has an ace up its sleeve compared to the Note 9 or S9 in high frame rate quality.  As of now, the 960fps mode should be identical on all models which means you can get the S10e for $749 and get essentially the same camera module.  You will miss on the telephoto mode on the “e” variant but that is not a big deal for most people.

Samsung Galaxy S10 event in 11 minutes by  The Verge:

All in all, it seems it was mostly a non-event for slow motion fans, Samsung has not really made a leap forward with this phone compared to their previous efforts and the recording time remains severely limited in comparison to the OnePlus 6 and 6T for example.

The Galaxy Fold phone/tablet hybrid that really bends was also previewed but no word if the device will support the slow motion mode. It seems to share camera components with the regular S10 phones so there may be a duplicate camera module and software in this device. At nearly $2000 USD we don’t think it is good value.

The best part about new phone releases is that older phones like the Galaxy S9 are now much lower in price. It may be an ideal time to get the phone if you were on the fence. The slow motion mode should be very close between the S9 and the S10 except for the 480fps mode with interpolation to 24sec 960p.

We will have Galaxy S10 slow motion samples when they become available. -HSC

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Galaxy S10 Should Include 960fps Slow Motion!

Galaxy S10 Slow Motion

The next Galaxy Phone release by Samsung flagship line the Galaxy S10 is due for release this month. The rumor mill is suggesting big improvements in screen size coverage, processing, fingerprint reader below the screen and our main interest slow motion video capture. It seems the next phone will improve on the video quality of the slow motion and may even add better time recording at 960fps 720p but will not introduce higher resolutions.

The Galaxy S9 and Note 9 already handle slow motion very well but we wanted to see better time recording on the 960fps slow motion mode above the fractions of a second offered by last years release. The OnePlus 6, for example, offered 3.75 seconds recording at 480fps which made it our slow motion phone for the 2018 calendar year.

Galaxy S10 Rumored Specs:
Triple Camera Array 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)Selfie Camera: 10 MP, f/1.9, Dual Pixel PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Other Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video / Frame Rates 2160p@60fps/30p, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.

The phone will also include:

OS Version Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
Chipset Exynos 9820 Octa (8 nm) – EMEA
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) USA
GPU Mali-G76 MP12 – EMEA
Adreno 640 – USA/LATAM, China


Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.3 inches, 93.4 cm2
Resolution 1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~550 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6
– HDR10
– Always-on display

960fps Slow Motion Video on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 by Deccan Chronicle:

Other Features:

  • 3.5mm Audio Jack! (Thank You)
  • Fingerprint (Under Main Glass Display)
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery
  • FM Radio US & Canada
  • USB Type C
  • MSRP $779-$999-$1199 
  • To be announced Feb 20th

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Galaxy Note 9 Could Be Best Slow Motion Phone Yet!

With the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ on the running for the best slow motion smartphone of 2018, recent leaks if confirmed could make the Note 9 an even better proposition for high frame rate enthusiasts.  As with all rumored and leaked info, it could be false or inaccurate when compared to the final specs.  However, this phone is scheduled for an August 9th, 2018 reveal at a special event.

The most encouraging info on the new Phone will be the use of a new ISOCELL sensor capable of full HD recording at 960fps. Which will be a big improvement from the Galaxy S9’s 720p 960fps. That phone only records 0.24sec worth of 960p video so it would be ideal if the Note 9 was able to at least double that time but at full HD resolution.  The phone is expected to cost at least $960 based on the Note 8 price so it will not be cheap to get this kind of performance.

Galaxy Note 9 leaked specs:

  • 6GB of RAM/ 128GB of storage  Standard
  • 8GB/256GB and 8GB/512GB As Pricier Options
  • Samsung ISOCELL technology Camera Module 15% improvement in low light.
  • Full HD Super Slow Motion Feature! (As opposed to HD only on the Galaxy S9) Stacked ISOCELL Sensor
  • Snapdragon 845 For America & South Korea Exynos SoC for the rest of the globe.
  • 4000mAh or 3,850mAh Battery Module
  • Bluetooth Pen with Wireless Control of Phone features like playback, song skip, unlock, timers…
  • 5 Colors Gray, Lavender, Black, Brown & Blue
  • Improved screen for sunlight visibility
  • Design near identical to Note 8- Fingerprint reader moved on the back below the camera module to avoid smudges.
  • Price: Starting at £869 Pounds MSRP


“With advanced PDAF (Phase Detecting Auto Focus), such as Dual Pixel and Super PD sensor, ISOCELL Fast sensors identify the distance of fast-moving objects even in low light for faster and accurate autofocusing. The 3-stack FRS (Fast Readout Sensor) enables high-speed captures at Full HD video.

So given the information out there and the fact that Samsung will be making most of their own imaging sensors going forward in order to take that business away from Sony, our educated guess will be that the Note 9 will sport the 3-stack ISOCELL Fast 2L3. The 1.4-micrometer (μm) 12-megapixel (Mp) image sensor which is an outstanding spec part and capable of massive read-out speeds needed for true full slow-motion video capture.

The S5K2L3 sensor is already in mass production which bodes well for including it in the Note 9.  If Samsung is able to really deliver the 960fps frame rate at full HD 1080p resolution then it could easily take the crown as the best slow motion capable smartphone ever released.  We are still unsure about the recording time and if it will be improved at all from the Galaxy S9’s pitiful 0.24 seconds at 960p but it is an encouraging sign to see Samsung really stepping up their game when it comes to slow motion capture.  We will know the real full specs after the August 9th reveal. Stay Tuned. -HSC

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HTC U11 Plus Does 120fps Full HD 1080p!

HTC U11 Plus

The HTC U11+  is a refined version of the U11 which was one of the better spec android phones of 2017. The new iteration boosts speed and a screen that goes from 5.5 inches to 6 inches. Space was accommodated for a larger screen without making the phone itself much bigger which is a feat of design and engineering.

For many, the big disappointment will be that it seems HTC is not making a US version of the U11 Plus and leaving it only for Asia and Europe at this time.  The US market is very competitive and HTC has had a hard time penetrating the sales ranks of the Samsung, Apple and Google phones. If you indeed are able to get an HTC U11 Plus the Slow motion component has a 120fps full HD 1080p spec that should be competitive.

HTC 11 Plus Main New Features:

  • 6-inch quad-HD+ LCD Status screen
  •  2880 x 1440 resolution
  • Snapdragon 835 CPU
  • 3,930mAh battery
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64 or 128GB Flash Internal Storage
  • 12MP Rear camera
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps
  • HDR Video
  • 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound recording mode.
  • microSD Expansion
  • Android 8 OS Oreo
  • USB-C 3.1 Connector
  • No Headphone Jack! 🙁
  • MSRP £699 Pounds
Video Previews HTC U11 Plus:

HTC U11 Plus hands on (HTC U11+) by Android Authority:

HTC U11 Plus (U11+) hands-on preview! by Android Central: → Continue Reading Full Post ←