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Yet another new Galaxy S8 feature was uncovered that no iPhone can match

Published Mar 17th, 2017 8:51AM EDT
Galaxy S8 Camera Features Leaked

Sony surprised the world at the Mobile World Congress a few weeks ago by releasing a flagship device that nobody really saw coming. The Xperia XZ Premium, which won the “Best New Smartphone” title at the show, has many impressive features, including a 960 frames per second (fps) super slow-motion video capture. But Sony won’t be the only company to hit this new milestone, as a new report indicates the Galaxy S8 will have equally impressive slow-mo capabilities.

Korean news site Naver says that the Galaxy S8 will be equipped with a new high-speed photography mode that will allow its main camera to capture close to 1,000 fps.

Naver says that Samsung placed DRAM storage between the image sensor and the circuit to transmit and store images faster than before. If that sounds familiar, it’s because Sony is doing exactly the same thing with the new Motion-Eye camera in the Xperia XZ Premium — check the following video:

Naver shared additional details about the camera powers of the Galaxy S8. The front-facing shooter will have an 8-megapixel sensor, while a second front-facing camera with a 3.7-megapixel sensor will be on iris recognition duty. A report earlier this week indicated that Samsung is looking to add iris and facial recognition as a Samsung Pay authentication method on the Galaxy S8 later this year.

Finally, the report notes that fingerprint sensor is placed on the back of the handset, next to the camera. But everyone and their grandmother knows that, at this point, since it was confirmed when BGR exclusively unveiled the Galaxy S8 unofficially at MWC 2017 because Samsung refused to do it officially.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.