Samsung to build its own 1,000 fps camera to challenge Sony

September 18th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

Sony was the first to build a mobile camera with on-chip memory – the Motion Eye camera on the Xperia XZ Premium and XZs (later XZ1 too). Now chatter from Korea suggests that Samsung Semiconductors is looking to build a similar camera in November, ready to use in the next-generation Galaxy S phone.

The advantage of on-chip memory is that the camera can store many frames very fast – enough to shoot 1,000fps or so for slow-motion video. Streaming those to the main RAM will be too slow, so Sony built a three layer chip – pixels, control logic and memory.

Samsung’s design is reportedly…

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