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Samsung Galaxy S9 Specs, Release Date: Flagship to Come With a 1,000 FPS Sensor?

Samsung Galaxy S9 Specs, Release Date: Flagship to Come With a 1,000 FPS Sensor?

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Signage is seen at the Samsung 837 store in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 10, 2016 |

While Apple is getting all the attention with the release of its new iPhones, the rumor mills continue to churn details about its rival's next big thing — the Samsung Galaxy S9.

A new report by ET News claims that the next entry in the Samsung Galaxy S-series will boast a camera that will blow today's flagships out of the water.

The tech giant is apparently working on a three-layered image sensor that will enable the Samsung Galaxy S9 to capture footage at 1,000 frames per second, a feat achieved only by Sony's Xperia XZ flagships so far.

To pull it off without clashing with Sony over patent claims, Samsung will put together the sensor by using two layers, which they will turn over to attach a dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) module.

The sensor should open up a litany of possibilities to camera lovers including spectacular slow-motion videos, which became one of the selling points of the Sony flagships.

Samsung will reportedly begin mass production of their very own three-layered image sensor on Nov. 17, with the testing phase almost complete.

This would mean that it will very well be ready just in time for the release of the Samsung Galaxy S9, which is slated for January.

The feature will without doubt help the company one-up Apple, whose iPhone X is expected to be in short supply up to the first half of next year.

The iPhone X's camera can capture 1,080p video at up to 240 frames per second, which the new Samsung sensor can easily surpass.

If the tech firm launches the Galaxy S9 at the start of next year, it will present users with another option that to some would be hard to resist.

Other expected specs and features of the Samsung Galaxy S9 include a 5.8-inch super active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) Infinity Display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.

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