Samsung might stick with a single rear camera for the Galaxy S8

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Apple’s move to put dual cameras on the back of the iPhone 7 Plus was probably the final confirmation manufacturers needed that dual cameras are indeed a thing in the smartphone world, and Samsung is expected to follow suit next year with the Galaxy S8. Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong had said earlier that the Galaxy S8 would feature an “improved camera,” but there has been no concrete indication of Samsung actually shifting to a dual camera setup.

Our own Weibo source had suggested that the S8 could feature two cameras at the back but is now saying that Samsung might skip doing so and that it is a possibility a dual camera setup will be seen on one of the Galaxy S8 variants. Rumors have suggested Samsung will put edge displays on both variants of the S8, and we could see the company following in Apple’s footsteps and putting two rear cameras only on the larger variant. As with all rumors, nothing is certain – we have even heard that Samsung could remove the home button and launch the S8 in 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch variants, so it’s all speculation at this point.

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The dual camera trend has seen significant uptake this year, even though the secondary rear camera is mostly used for taking ‘bokeh’ photos (or for optical zoom, as seen on the iPhone 7 Plus). Samsung’s decision to stick with a single camera setup would say a lot about the company’s confidence in its smartphone cameras, which wouldn’t be surprising considering the Galaxy S7’s camera continues to rank at the top even today. Again, all these rumors should be taken with the proverbial pinch of salt until we see something along the lines of actual photographs confirming things.

Samsung might stick to a single rear camera with the Galaxy S8

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3 months 26 days ago
Guguloth suresh

nice mobile Lenova India

luizalvesleal
1 year 7 days ago
luizalvesleal

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is the best camera!!! Galaxy K Zoom 2 is coming??? Please!!!

maccyb
1 year 8 days ago
maccyb

They should stick with one camera and improve it. The twin camera idea doesn’t do anything for me. We already have the best.

ctdog4748
1 year 8 days ago
ctdog4748

Of course the real problem is that DXOMark can no longer be trusted to offer impartial camera tests/reviews, so who shall be the unbiased voice of the S8 camera?

maccyb
1 year 8 days ago
maccyb

That’s true, Google definitely gave sone favours for that Pixel camera review. It’s a good camera but definitely nothing special.

Arjanit1
1 year 9 days ago
Arjanit1

5.7 inch the galaxy s8 is very big display the 5.1 inch is the normal display

iceguyver
1 year 9 days ago
iceguyver

I really don’t understand why Samsung stopped using their own ISOCELL sensors in the devices. The 16MP ISOCELL sensor on the Note 4 and the SGS5 is a excellent camera sensor and at takes better shots than Sony’s Exmor sensors.

SAMgalaxyXXX
1 year 9 days ago
SAMgalaxyXXX

All it needs it’s to find a way to add more megapixels and keep the same quality or better in lowlights. There are times you need to zoom in to take a shot. 16MP with 1.7 lense aperture (there were rumours of even 1.4) + all the manual controls should be the sweet spot even if the lense protrude a little bit.

parshakov
1 year 9 days ago
parshakov

With two cameras you can get twice the light without increase the thickness of the phone, as simple as that.

SAMgalaxyXXX
1 year 9 days ago
SAMgalaxyXXX

Maybe, I’m not an expert but so far reality that doesn’t seem to back up your statement. Look at all the phones released with dual cameras this year LG G5 and V20, Huawei P9 and Honor 8 and Iphone 7 plus); none of them really beats the S7 or Google Pixel (despite recent complaints about its camera) in terms of overall quality not just on certain situations.
What I’m saying it’s that it might be indeed more like a marketing thing and not really necessary.

NiranjanK
1 year 9 days ago
NiranjanK

Please provide better quality of images while using zooming. We no need of secondary camera.

beci1230
1 year 9 days ago
beci1230

I have iphone 7 plus and the second rear camera is abolutely usseles. Its all about marketing. Im waiting for an s8 or note 8

JamesDiman
1 year 9 days ago
JamesDiman

Dual cameras are a marketing gimmick. Dual cameras do not help with making the picture quality better, it mostly just adds that bokeh affect, which is not something I want anyways. Samsung can and will continue to make the best single lens camera on the market and still do better picture quality than Apple. Samsung has had better photo quality than Apple since the S3.

XkSAssassinGEO
1 year 8 days ago
XkSAssassinGEO

My LG G2 with a single camera from 2013 does a bokeh effect AMAZINGLY without any camera modes or dual cameras. Dual cameras are crap.

sammay69
1 year 10 days ago
sammay69

it really doesn’t matter if its single as long as the camrea can compete with dual cameras its okay for me being a single camrea

utvic99
1 year 10 days ago
utvic99

Well a single camera can’t compete with dual, that IS why companies put dual cameras in the first place.

sammay69
1 year 9 days ago
sammay69

you never know Samsung can find a way to put dual camrea technology into one camrea

DareDevil01
1 year 8 days ago
DareDevil01

2 sensors 1 lens? oooh sounds dirty!

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