There have been conflicting reports about the Galaxy S8 launch event recently. We previously heard that Samsung will conduct a separate launch event for the Galaxy S8 in April but recently some reports emerged that suggested the company would unveil the handset at MWC 2017 next month but start shipping it in April. A new report out of Korea expects the next flagship to be launched on April 15.
Industry sources cited in the report claim that Samsung is going to launch “new smartphone products” on April 15 that feature a significantly improved front camera. Samsung is expected to stick with its strategy of significantly improving the front camera on its devices to cater to the selfie generation. Two of the three models in Samsung’s new Galaxy A (2017) series feature a 16-megapixel front camera. While the report says that the Galaxy S8 is going to feature an 8-megapixel front camera it does suggest that autofocus is going to be onboard.
Samsung usually sources front camera modules from external suppliers like Power Logics, MCNEX and others. The front camera module market is likely to get a boost due to Samsung’s increasing focus on improving front camera performance given that it’s the world’s largest smartphone vendor by volume.