The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ comes with a super slow-mo feature that allows you to turn a 0.2 second moment into a dramatic 6-second clip at 960fps. To make capturing easier, it comes with an automatic detection feature which will trigger super slow-mo if an object appears in your selected area.
At such a high rate, you’ll need great lighting and it can get really noisy in less ideal situations. To strike a balance, it appears that Samsung is introducing a newer super slow-mo option with its upcoming software update.
After Sony introduced its 960fps super slow-mo on its flagship smartphones, other manufacturers such as Samsung and Huawei have jumped on the same bandwagon. Among the three, Samsung currently has the best execution with its automatic motion detection feature on the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Instead of pressing the shutter button, you can draw a box and it will automatically trigger a slow-mo recording the moment a movement is detected. This makes it easier to capture super slow-mo as it’s quite tricky to capture the shot in a split-second moment.
If you have a Huawei P20 Pro, it appears that Huawei is introducing a similar feature very soon.
In the imaging department, the OnePlus 6 features a dual-camera system at the rear which is now positioned vertically in the middle. Similar to other smartphone makers, OnePlus has teased that its upcoming device is capable of shooting dramatic slow-mo videos.
The Huawei P20 leaks just keep on coming. According to German site, WinFuture, the top of the line Huawei P20 Pro will come with the largest pixel count camera on a modern smartphone which could rival the Nokia Lumia 1020.
When Apple announced the iPhone 7, they took a controversial and “courageous” move to remove the traditional 3.5mm audio jack. The decision to drop the old jack was said to be necessary as the port was analogue and outdated. They reckon that it is better if audio is pushed digitally through its lightning port or you can simply go wireless with their AirPods. Other smartphone makers have made a similar move in order to save on space or to go fully digital with active noise cancellation like HTC and Xiaomi.
When Sony introduced their latest Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact at MWC 2018, many didn’t expect them to ditch the headphone jack as well. Was it to save on space? Not really and the Xperia XZ2 is actually quite thick at 11.1mm. As a comparison, the previous XZ1 was much thinner at 7.4mm and that still came with a headphone jack.
Slow-motion capture is great for turning a short epic moment into a dramatic video footage. On most smartphones, it is usually 240 fps but recently we’ve seen Sony and Samsung doing 4X longer at 960fps. Since the Huawei P20 launch is just around the corner, the Chinese smartphone maker wants you to know that their latest flagship is capable of taking things slow in their latest teaser video.