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Samsung phones will get the iPhone 11's cheesiest feature in new update

Slow-motion selfies are coming to Samsung devices soon, but can they compete with Apple's Slofies?

Published onOctober 28, 2019

Samsung Note 10 screenshots volume and power

Samsung’s recently announced One UI 2 beta program has given us a glimpse into its future version of Android 10. Because of this, we know Digital Wellbeing will support Focus Mode on devices like the Galaxy Note 10, and we can expect more apps to support dark mode. But Samsung will also deliver one feature we didn’t expect to see: Samsung’s version of the iPhone 11’s new Slofie (slow-motion selfie videos) functionality.

Apple’s latest selfie camera gimmick is not exactly something customers have been begging for. Yet, because of Apple’s market presence, we expect many Android OEMs will include this feature moving forward.

Read also: Google is following Apple’s lead, but is that the right move?

According to SamMobile, users won’t get any pre-shot customization options with the new slow-motion selfie videos, just like on the rear shooters. But after recording, users will be able to edit the shots for even slower playback speed.

The performance and quality don’t seem to be on par with Apple’s offering quite yet. As of right now, Samsung’s slow-motion selfies have a slight jitter, but we hope it will sort that out before its official Android 10 release.

It also looks like this will only support standard slow-mo video recording and not super slow-mo. This is not too big of a deal since super slow-mo video is finicky anyway.

We aren’t sure if Samsung will have a fancy name for its slow-motion selfie feature when it launches. What we do know is Samsung won’t call it Slofie since Apple is trying to trademark that name.

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