The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are set to be officially unveiled in just a few days at Samsung’s upcoming Unpacked event on March 29. And today, more details on the company’s latest flagship devices have come out online revealing two new innovative features that are being introduced with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
According to the leak, the new Samsung flagships will come with a 3.7-megapixel iris sensor as well as a rear camera that’s capable of shooting slow-motion video at up to 1,000 frames per second. The 3.7-megapixel iris sensor is separate from the S8 and S8 Plus’s 8-megapixel front-facing camera and will primarily be used for iris scanning and facial recognition.
As for its capability to capture slow-motion video at 1,000 frames per second, that’s thanks to the new DRAM-equipped camera module being used for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. While embedding DRAM into a camera module isn’t new (Sony was the first to come out with the technology and already uses it in their digital cameras and smartphones), Samsung is setting the bar at 1,000 frames per second.
Previous leaks have shown that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will come with a 12-megapixel sensor similar to the Galaxy S7 so, aside from the addition of the embedded DRAM, it looks like the new flagships will take advancements of improved software enhancements and capabilities to put them above their predecessors.