Results: bring on the variable aperture!

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are about to come out near the end of this month and, thanks to a bunch of prolific leaksters, we’ve got a pretty good idea how they will look and what features they will have. Well, allegedly — you know, nothing is set in stone. But a lot of sources are cross-confirming a lot of the data.

So, we even have the phone’s alleged retail box, giving us a clear-cut look at its upcoming features. We are quite hyped about them and if you were to ask us which one we are most excited about… we’d take a while to respond. Is it the overdue inclusion of stereo speakers? …

The Galaxy S9 will have a game-changing camera with variable aperture and 1000fps slow-mo video recording

A newly leaked image of what may very well be the retail box of the Galaxy S9 reveals some interesting info about the flagship’s camera. In line with previous rumors that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ may be capable of recording slow motion video at 1000fps, similarly to the Xperia XZ Premium, the back of the box suggests that the feature will be branded as “Super Slow-mo.”

But alright, ultra slow-mo video recording, we’ve already seen that. What makes the S9’s camera so special? Well, this would be the variable aperture. As noted on the box, the Samsung …

Samsung launches an Android flip phone with the biggest lens aperture on a smartphone yet. China only

OK, so if you’ve been out of the loop on this — Samsung does manufacture high-end clamshell Android smartphones still. However, they are only sold in Asia, as that’s the market where the flip phone form factor is believed to be most in demand.

All that out of the way, you may find it interesting that Sammy has just introduced its latest clamshell “flagship” — the Samsung W2018 — in China, and it’s the first smartphone in the world to have a camera lens aperture as wide as F1.5. Previously, the record was held by the LG V30 and its F1.6.

What’s lens aperture …

What is camera aperture? LG V30 and its leading F1.6 camera explained

While the LG V30 is not official yet, there’s quite a lot about it that we know with certainty. And we’re not talking about leaks or rumors here. LG itself has been teasing us for weeks with bits of information about its upcoming high-end phone. One of these teasers revealed that the V30’s main camera will have an aperture of f/1.6 – the widest on a phone to date. That’s great and all, but why is this such a big deal? What exactly is a camera’s aperture and what does it do?

The anatomy of a camera
Digital cameras are complex systems where multiple elements need to …

LG officially announces f/1.6 aperture for V30 camera

The upcoming LG V30 will feature a dual main camera with the widest aperture ever found on a phone, as officially announced by LG earlier tonight. Its main camera at the back will boast an f/1.6 aperture allowing 25% more light to reach the camera sensor than an f/1.8 smartphone lens, such as the one on the LG G6 flagship or on last year’s LG V20. The expected result – clearer images, even in low light.

In addition to that, the LG V30 will use glass instead of plastic for its camera lens. Thanks to the material’s properties, the so-called Crystal Clear Lens will …