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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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