Qualcomm: no, the Galaxy S4 doesn’t record full HD video at 60fps
Qualcomm recently stated in a blog spot that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is capable of Full HD video capture at no less than 60 fps. However, it may have been just a typo.
Normally, a blog post on Qualcomm’s official blog about the Samsung Galaxy S4 using Snapdragon 600 processors in some regions (70% of the first 10 million devices) shouldn’t have brought too much new information. So it came as a surprise when GSM Arena noticed that the post mentions something interesting – the 60 fps Full HD capture capability of the Galaxy S4. If the information was accurate, the Galaxy S4 would have been the first smartphone ever to boast this capability.
You can see a screenshot of the post below (taken from Google’s cached version of the page).
If this was true, speculations about why Samsung failed to mention this important aspect would have been quite justified. Unfortunately (or fortunately, since it stops everyone from speculating), Qualcomm quashed the misinformation before it had a chance to spread, by simply modifying the blog post. The specification is now back to what everyone knew all along – 30 fps.
The whole thing seems to have been nothing more than a typo. Disappointed? Do you really need 60 fps video on your phone (unless you’re Peter Jackson?)