Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera to Capture 1,000 fps Videos, DRAM Chip Explained [VIDEO]

17 March 2017, 6:53 am EDT By Charles Lim Mobile & Apps
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will apparently be coming with a camera system that will be similar to what Sony has on their recently unveiled Sony Xperia XZ Premium.  ( YouTube/SamsungMobile )

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has continually been appearing in several leaked videos and images, which has somewhat confirmed some of its design aspects and features. However, a new rumor report has now popped up, which has seemingly revealed one of the more interesting features it will likely be coming with.

According to a report from SAM Mobile, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will apparently be coming with a camera system that will be similar to what Sony has on their recently unveiled Sony Xperia XZ Premium. The Samsung Galaxy S8 will reportedly have a layer of DRAM between its camera's pixel layer and the circuit layer. The addition of the chip will allow the small form factor camera unit to achieve up to 1,000 frames per second videos.

Aside from the cool slow motion videos that can be achieved by the new DRAM system, the camera also gets a lot of other benefits. The system actually even brings it closer to full DSLR systems in some cases. For one, the addition of the DRAM system significantly improves the capture of rolling shutter artifacts, which means that moving images don't get distorted.

Similar to Google's HDR+ mode, the addition of a DRAM system would provide significantly higher dynamic range, lower noise, and improve the final output image. The camera is still expected to have the same resolution, 12 megapixels, as its predecessor, but with much more improved internals and capabilities. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium utilizes Sony's in-house mobile camera unit, the Sony IMX400, but Samsung is expected to use a different sensor from a different supplier.

Speaking of cameras, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to come with an improved 3.7-megapixel camera that will solely be used for better eye recognition. The camera will have an RGB sensor that will be used to enhance its scanning capabilities. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be unveiled very soon, which means that it won't be long until fans get confirmation if the feature is indeed coming.

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