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Galaxy S8 tipped to feature dual rear camera setup, 8 MP front camera

The Galaxy Note 7 isn’t even available at retail in most markets around the world, but rumors about the Galaxy S8 are already starting to crop up. We have heard that the S8 could introduce a 4K display to Samsung’s smartphone lineup (whether this display will work in 4K mode at all times or only in particular cases remains to be seen), and our very own Weibo source (who runs SamMobile China) is now claiming that Samsung is working on major changes in the camera department for its next flagship.

The Galaxy S8 will supposedly come with dual cameras at the back, a move that Apple is expected to make with the upcoming iPhone 7. The primary camera will remain a 12-megapixel sensor as on current Galaxy flagships but will be accompanied by a 13 MP secondary sensor. For those unaware, a secondary sensor would help with better depth-of-field, or bokeh as it is commonly called, effects in photos. The front camera is also apparently getting an upgrade to an 8-megapixel camera – it would be great to see this come true, as Samsung’s 5-megapixel front camera is starting to fall behind the competition in this day and age.

Unsurprisingly, it is also mentioned that the S8 will come with an iris scanner. It is too early to take any of these rumors too seriously so many months before the S8 will make an official appearance, but with dual camera setups set to be the next big thing in smartphone photography, Samsung probably will be looking to keep up. Given how excellent the company’s smartphone cameras are today, it probably won’t find that hard to do.

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gtone339
gtone339

Even though I have my S7, will take a look at this successor next year.

parshakov
parshakov

What would make the most sense is to place two identical cameras with square sensors one under another. Two photos simultaneously taken by the two sensors could be combined into a single 16:9 photo. The overlapping parts of the two photos could be used for some cool stuff (e.g., noise reduction and color calibration).

Amarganth
Amarganth

No one needs two cameras for bokeh. Just give me a 1.2 lens and 41 mpx like on the Nokia 808 instead of 2 cameras ffs.

Also, no one needs 2k let alone 4k. Give me rgb instead of pentile.

baconman4321
baconman4321

already? was the note 7 rumours are not enough?

benlol98
benlol98

I just hope Samsung finds a way to integrate the 2 cameras with a stylish design. If I imagine the same camera on the S7 but x2 side by side it’s gonna look pretty ugly…

surb4u
surb4u

Stop this crap rumor mill…

S8 will be having:
-Same stuff as Note 7 (excluding S-Pen)
-Color variant
-Minor (very minor) design change
-A bit high processor
-May be 4-6 GB RAM.

Rest are all rumors and will remain rumors (and sammobile will be posting heavily all these rumors).

MStuart
MStuart

As long as there’s a flat model…

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

Of course it is. Will be interesting if they go the P9 route or the G5 route. Or whatever of those Apple decides to do.

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

Hah, a 4k screen? I think not. They first have to produce a RGB-screen instead of pentile/diamond.

I fear an edge-only model for 799.
4 GB RAM
Exynos 889x
Pre-scratched glass

WP00
WP00

I foresee an edge-only model at 699 USD and Exynos 89xx chip. They might go with another kind of glass if the Note 7’s GG5 keeps getting this many complaints, maybe the older GG4 or they could make their own kind (they certainly have enough resources).