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Apple iPhone 5S to boast slow motion video capture?

The next generation iPhone 5S handset could arrive packing a new-and-improved slow motion video camera, according to reports on Tuesday evening.

The company is working on a new killed video capture feature that’ll debut on the new handset, facilitated by the final version of iOS 7, according to one developer who studied the operating system’s beta code and passed on his findings to the 9to5Mac blog.

The new feature is called ‘Mogul’, according to Hazma Sood, and would allow video to be captured at an impressive 120-frames-per-second. This could crisp and clear slow-motion video mode being added to the device’s camera functionality.

Here’s what 9to5Mac had to say: “According to our analysis and testing of the code, “Mogul” is a feature in development that allows the iPhone to capture video at an exceptionally fast and precise rate. Specifically, our testing indicates that the feature can allow the iPhone to record video at a rate of 120 frames-per-second (FPS). The resolution at which this 120FPS video could be recorded at, however, is currently unclear.”

Of course, Apple wouldn’t be first smartphone manufacturer to bring this feature to market. Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 also offers 120fps, slow motion video.

The iPhone 5S is rumoured to be Apple’s bi-annual soft update and is expected to retain the iPhone 5’s form factor.

It is expected to debut a new, faster and more powerful processor and perhaps a 13-megapixel camera too. Other rumours have suggested a fingerprint sensor could be introduced for the first time, although that’s probably an outside bet at this stage.

Could a high-resolution, high-speed video feature be the killer feature to half Samsung’s rise when the iPhone 5S arrives this autumn? Let us know in the comments section below.

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