Samsung’s Newest Galaxy Note III to have 4K Video Recording and 24-bit Audio
As the IFA 2013 in Berlin draws near, Samsung is getting ready with its guns to present its newest phone to the masses – namely, the Galaxy Note III. Officials from Samsung have confirmed that the newest iteration of the wildly successful oversized smartphone will come with 4K video recording capabilities and 24-bit audio to boot.
If the recent news of the prices of 4K TVs dropping like flies is not enough convince you, perhaps the news of a new 4K capable camera on a smartphone will: we are on the cusp of the 4K revolution. We have been stuck on Full HD (or 1080p) for long enough, and now companies are pushing for 4K resolutions on everything. Given a few more years, 4K will be as ubiquitous as 1080p is right now, and Samsung is one of those companies driving this revolution forward.
Samsung’s decision to include 4K video recording capabilities on the Galaxy Note III may very well be tied with Samsung’s recent launch of 4K TVs in the worldwide market – or more precisely, Samsung hopes that including 4K recording capabilities will give consumers a slight nudge towards purchasing a 4K TV themselves. While this may be a far fetch given that Samsung’s 55 inch 4K TV is currently US$4,999 and impractical for the majority of consumers, it’s still a step in the right direction.
In addition, in accordance with LG’s recent announcement that the LG G2 will be come with 24-bit audio capabilities, Samsung has fired back with its own 24-bit capable device in the Galaxy Note III. Again, while the majority of consumers probably will not notice the difference between the current 16-bit audio used in phones and the 24-bit audio that will be used in the LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy Note III, more than only a few people will likely jump for joy (I’m looking at you, audiophiles). Now the only thing missing would be a decent digital-to-analog audio converter built into the phone.
For lovers of oversized smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Note III should definitely be on your radar. This phone could possibly be the first in the world to have 4K video recording capabilities – and even if that means nothing to do because you don’t have anything capable of playing back 4K video files, you can rest easy knowing that you have one of the most advanced phones in the world. Well, that is until a few months later when a competitor comes out with something better.