If a new report out of South Korea is believed, the Galaxy S9 is going to feature an image sensor that’s going to be capable of recording video at 1,000 frames-per-second. It’s claimed that Samsung will make this sensor in-house instead of sourcing it from a third-party supplier. It won’t be breaking any new ground with this image sensor as it has been done before.
Sony already makes a stacked triple-layer camera sensor that’s capable of recording video at 1,000 fps. The sensor can be found inside handsets like the Xperia XZ1.
Sony was able to create this sensor by combining the sensor and associated circuitry with a dedicated memory module that handles the additional processing requirements without bogging down the primary processor. Samsung’s implementation is reportedly going to be a bit different.
It has to be otherwise it risks a patent infringement lawsuit with Sony. According to the report, Samsung will opt for a double-layer camera sensor coupled with a DRAM module which will handle the processing requirements.
The report claims that Samsung is going to start mass producing this camera sensor in November this year. If that really is the case, there’s a good possibility that the camera sensor might make its way to its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9.