Sharp isn't making a very grand announcement about the special feature but the latest smartphones from the company can play videos at rates of up to 2,100 frames per second (fps) for a slow motion effect. While other brands are adding 4K video capability, Sharp is adding slow video playback as a unique feature of newest flagship phones running Android. The latest models--Sharp Aquos Series, Aquos Xx, and the Aquos Zeta--all boast of cameras that can shoot at 210 fps in 854 x 480 pixel resolution in FWVGA mode or 120 fps in Full HD recording mode.
These phones can play videos in slow motion and according to Sharp, it's the highest rate super slow motion playback in the world today for smartphones. Sharp showed off several sample slow motion videos at a press event last Monday in Tokyo. Even when it's 1/17th of regular playback speed, the videos were still sharp and smooth made possible by higher frame rates.
Slow motion and high frame rate recording are new for smartphones but Sharp is one of the first few phone manufacturers to include the special feature. Apple has already used such feature on the iPhone 6 but we don't know any other Android device who has it yet except for these new Sharp Aquos smartphones.
The new Sharp AQUOS phones are expected to be released by KDDI, Softbank, and NTT DoComo in the next few weeks in Japan. These phones will also arrive with a new 7-inch Android tablet called the Aquos Pad SH-05G which is very thin at only 8mm and light at 213 grams. Specs include a 1,200 x 1,920 IGZO LCD screen, 8MP camera, and a 3,900 mAh battery. DoCoMo is releasing the phone this coming July. Price still unknown.