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Samsung Announces Galaxy S9 with super-slow-motion, available in March

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    And cat videos got even more advanced ha ha.

    Bit pricey though but it's a new phone so not too unexpected, now I wonder what this little gimmick will be featured in...as if everyone isn't already fully aware of that already. :p
    (Well it worked for Blu-Ray over HD-DVD didn't it and it's one way to gain market dominance I suppose. :D )

    Eh it's probably a good phone in general also outside of making funny animal movies (Or other home recordings.) in slow motion for those who can reliably afford to upgrade their phone every year.
    (Hope they have some good cloud storage security. Hah.)


    EDIT: Though general slow motion videos can be pretty amazing whether it's water ripples or some person taking out his frustrations on a random piece of hardware in full auto high caliber rage. :)
     
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  3. Kaarme

    Kaarme Maha Guru

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    My mainstream Samsung from 2017 is capable of mighty 30 fps, regardless of resolution. My main priority was a physical size smaller than 5", so I wasn't exactly choosing from a large selection. Not that I would buy a phone costing 1000 euros. That's just crazy unless your profession depends on your phone, in which case it wouldn't matter since you could deduct it from your taxes. Of course this is just my personal opinion.
     
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    What a scam. Sell something that's worth $100 for $1000 and then abandon it only a couple years later.

    People have too much money these days.
     

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    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    My 2 year old S7E just smirk at me... Me: "Don't worry buddy. You're not going anywhere!" :p

    [​IMG]
     
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    Finally...Can't wait to upgrade my Phone..:D
     
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    Overpriced smart-phones for brainless poor peasants.
     
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    "new feature is the much-discussed camera slow motion function with its capability to record 960 frames per second. According to Samsung, a recording of 0.2 seconds can be stretched to six seconds."

    Can I deduct from that that the maximum length of a super slow motion recording at max fps is only 0,2 seconds??
    If so they shouldn't call it 960fps capability, if they can't maintain it at least a whole second. Hope it will be a couple of seconds.

    Found the answer in a www.tweakers.net article
    "60 beelden per seconde zit de buffer na zo'n 0,2 seconden vol en dat is dan ook de maximale tijd dat je achter elkaar in super slow motion kunt opnemen."
    So indeed, maximum recording length at 960fps is 0,2 seconds. That's when the on sensor DRAM is full.
     
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    That's hilarious. It's nothing but a party trick with such a limitation. I guess you could record fancy clips of some continuous movement within 0.2 seconds, but it would be far harder to time a specific moment to be included within that fraction of a second.
     
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    Ironic. That's what people used to say about gamers.
     
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    Because it is true for them also.
    Gaming today is more about bragging rights, 14000HZ which nobody can see or use, a million by a million resolution display and what more...
    I am playing just fine Red Dead Redemption on Xbox 360 at 480P on a CRT and it is just fine. I also played it on an 1080P TV and while looking more beatiful, I didn't like the game more or didn't succeed better in the missions.
    That is the way with phones these days. You get stupid high res screens, which drain the battery a lot faster than a 720P display. Then, you complain about battery life. Processors in smartphones are very fast for what? Reading messages, posting on FB and taking a few pictures?
    Let's be objective here. I am not intending to offend you in any way. I am just pointing out that phone makers release products too fast, with too little changes from previous gen to worth spending 1000 dollars.
    Best thing to do is to buy a last gen S7 which now is affordable and call it a day.
     
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    And the sad thing about this story is paying almost 1k€ and getting only 2 years software support in which your receive 2 - 3 updates per year talking about Planned obsolescence.
     
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    I haven't had a Galaxy S phone since the S5. I like their designs above all the others, but I can't justify paying such insane prices when I can get a very similar experience for half the price or less. The S7 Edge on release here was $1.1K before tax IIRC. I bought a ZTE Axon 7 instead for $520. Same "1440p" diamond pattern AMOLED panel made by Samsung, same Snapdragon 820 SoC, same Gorilla Glass, etc. Hardware-wise they were the same save for the design/style, the crappy camera on the A7, and a discrete Hi-Fi DAC/amp combo on the A7 which the S7E lacked.

    I'm saying there will always be an alternative available for half the price when at such a high point, so it really blows me away that people are willing to pay these absurd $1K+ prices. The market wouldn't be so screwed if people stopped accepting the skyrocketing prices as the norm. The problem is so many are paying for ludicrously expensive monthly plans not realizing they're basically paying for the phone twice over. Once straight up for $500 or whatever at the start of the contract (which used to be "free"), then the monthly fees for 2-3 years. Man am I glad that I don't really need an upgrade for quite a while to come.
     

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    Though i don't disagree that phones are too expensive, your notion of "worth $100" is pure and utter nonsense, and hopefully is just exaggerating, or you have no idea how much flagship phones cost to manufacture, let alone R&D.
     
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    It's cheap to manufacture:

    https://nextshark.com/real-cost-of-iphone/

    and the component costs aren't great either:

    https://9to5mac.com/2016/09/20/649-...cost-apple-220-heres-the-component-breakdown/

    So even though "$100" was an exaggeration, there is no way these phones are not blatantly overpriced.
     
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    It pretty much comes down to market analysis. When they set a really high price, it limits the number of customers, but the high profit from every customer makes up for it. Just like selling sports cars or fancy watches. This is still a normal market with normal functionality because every phone manufacturer tries to have an expensive model or two, and there are lots of manufacturers. It's different compared to, for example, the memory market where the demand is exceedingly strong and still growing, but the scarce manufacturers are only limiting production and raising the prices as much as they want, generating astronomical profits. There's never going to be such a lack of phones available in the phone market, unless one manufacturer comes up with and patents something totally new that everybody will immediately want.
     
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    I wouldnt compare these two. More or less, phone parts are made my machine, and as a surgeon, you need to have a extensive learning for it. And, most of the "hardware" surgeons use, are re-usable.
    It´s not the cost of items for the job, it´s the cost of skilled ppl doing the steady hand job, and how much time they spend time on education.

    Surely, the engineers are skilled aswell, who are able to invent this tech, and machines to make them, but i woulnd´t compare these two.
     

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