Samsung has recently launched its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S24 Ultra, which offers some remarkable features for video enthusiasts. The Galaxy S24 Ultra is the first phone to support 4K video recording at 120 frames per second, as well as 8K video recording with up to 5x zoom. These features enable users to capture stunning and smooth videos in various scenarios, from fast-paced action to distant landscapes.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra can record 4K videos at 120fps from its main 200MP camera, as well as its 12MP ultra-wide and 10MP 3x telephoto cameras. This means that users can switch between different perspectives and angles without compromising the quality or the frame rate. Moreover, users can use the 4K 120fps mode to create amazing slow-motion effects, by slowing down the video four times and playing it at 30fps.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra can also record 8K videos at 30fps from its 10MP 5x periscope camera, which has a 240mm equivalent focal length. This allows users to zoom in up to 10x and still capture high-resolution videos, or to crop and resize the videos without losing much detail. Furthermore, users can take advantage of the 8K Video Snap feature, which lets them extract 33MP still images from the 8K videos.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra is not the only phone that can record 4K at 120fps or 8K videos, but it is the only one that can do both. Some of its competitors, such as the Sony Xperia 5 V and Xperia 1 V, can record 4K at 120fps from all their rear cameras, but they are limited to 30fps for 8K videos. On the other hand, the Xiaomi 13 Ultra can record 8K videos from its 50MP telephoto camera, but it can only do so at 24fps, and it cannot record 4K at 120fps at all.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra also has an edge over its rivals when it comes to the AI features that enhance the video quality and user experience. For instance, the phone can automatically adjust the exposure, focus, and stabilization based on the scene and the subject. It can also use generative AI to fill in missing or blurry parts of the video or to change the background or the lighting. Additionally, the phone can use AI to create highlights or summaries of the videos or to add effects or music.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra is a premium phone with a price tag of $1,299. However, for those passionate about video, the phone is worth the investment, as it offers a unique combination of video features that no other phone can match. The phone also promises to receive seven years of major OS and security updates, making it one of the most future-proof phones on the market.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra is available for pre-order now and will start shipping on February 2, 2024.