What can a tub full of water-filled balloons and a bunch of over-enthusiastic colleagues do to a person? Well, as I found out, a whole lot of pain, in the wet. And you can watch the agony in super slow-mo, thanks to the brilliant Samsung Galaxy S9+.
The new Galaxy S9+ (and S9) cameras can capture 0.2 seconds of 960fps footage, then extend it over 6 seconds of playback. You can then add music or turn it into a GIF.
You may be wondering, hey, the Sony Xperia XZs did it first, and you’re right. In essence, both devices capture HD footage at 960fps, however, how it’s done is slightly different.
While with the Xperia you manually hit a shutter to start recording the slow-mo bits after you’ve started recording, the S9/S9+ does this automatically when it detects motion in a frame. The Xperia also lets you mark several instances of slow-mo within a video but the S9 doesn’t.
It’s debatable which is a better solution, and I tend to favour a more manual approach.
Just to recap, Samsung’s latest Galaxy S9+ is an amazing piece of kit. Sure, it doesn’t look too different from the Galaxy S8, but the true changes lie underneath.
The devices retain the stunning 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Quad HD Infinity Displays (2960×1440), but offer a narrower chin on the front.
Both devices continue to boast IP68 dust- and water-resistance.
What’s interesting this time is that the Galaxy S9 gets a single 12MP camera with variable aperture. The camera can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4, a feature adopted from its premium flip phone W2018. The bigger Galaxy S9+ as used in this video usesa dual-camera setup.
The front retains the 8MP f/1.7 unit from the S8.
Depending on which region, the devices will be powered by the latest Exynos 9810 octa-core processor, or a Snapdragon 845.
Video credit: SoyaCincau